Profiles, Pierre LeFaucheux
March 7, 2016


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For Pierre Lefaucheux, the architect of the new Renault whose vehicle helped rescue France from a post-World War II slumber, the ending was all too ironic. When his rather large vehicle slid off the overly small road that night just 11 days into February of 1954, the company had just popped the champagne bottles to celebrate its two millionth vehicle. It was an automotive rebirth and also a tragedy that a car crash, that’s right, a car crash, claimed Lefaucheux’s life at age 56. The car made the man. The man made the car. Both were equal parts of a good story.

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