This Wonderful And Weird 1966 Renault R8 Got Saved From The Crusher

I arrived at the 2017 Carroll Shelby Cruise-In on the top level of the Petersen Automotive Museum parking structure expecting to see a big gaggle of American cars. And I did. Cobras, GT350s, Daytonas, lots of sleek muscle. But there was something else, too. Back in a corner, separated from the thrumming V8s, sat something very un-American. And so I met Ben Zinnen standing proudly next to his vintage Renault sedan, something I’d never before seen on U.S soil.

One week later Ben and I reconvened at his house in East Los Angeles to get the full story on his bold little box of a Renault. 

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