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Lot 312: 1973 Renault Alpine A110 to Group 4 Specification

British & Continental Sports & Touring Motor Cars, Coys (29 March 2008)

In the early 1950s, French competition cars were few and far between, and it was left to a young French engineer to redress the balance. Jean Redele, whose father ran a Renault dealership in Dieppe, initially used a modified Renault 4CV in a variety of events and rallies, his endeavours being rewarded with a Coupé des Alpes in 1950 and three 750cc class wins in the 1952-54 Mille Miglias. It was then that Redele decided to build his own cars, appropriately choosing Alpine as the marque name. Societe Automobiles Alpine was duly formed in 1955 with the A106 as the first model using modified Renault 4CV running gear. The following year an A106 won its class in the Mille Miglia; notably a Sport model was to join the line-up in 1959 using Alpine's first tubular backbone chassis. Variants with up to 950cc engines followed - a steel bodied A107 was dropped - before the A108 of 1957. It was 1963, however, when the most familiar body style appeared in the form of the Renault R8-based A110 which used 1,100 to 1,800cc engines during 15 years of production. It also cemented an enviable competition record, its rear engine layout a major advantage in international rallying. Such was its success that the Dieppe concern became Renault's official competition arm in 1971, when Alpine repeated its 1969 feat of a 1-2-3 in the Coupes des Alpes; in 1973 a 170bhp A110 also won the World Rally Championship and the following year Renault took control. Originally a standard road car with 1,300cc engine, this A110 was converted to Group 4 competition specification in the 1990s and now boasts a 1,440cc engine breathing through two twin-choke sidedraught carburettors. Fitted with wide alloy wheels and smartly finished in orange with black interior, the latter fitted with a roll-cage and full harness seat belts, this fully prepared Alpine would be an ideal entry in numerous European historic events. Offered in excellent condition, it comes with French registration papers.Dieser Renault Alpine wurde in den 90er Jahre zur Gruppe 4-Spezifikation umgebaut. Er wird jetzt von einem 1.440 cc gro?en Vierzylinder angetrieben und steht auf breiten Alurdern whrend das Interieur mit berrollkfig und Vier-Punkt Hosentrgergurten ausgestattet ist. Ein idealer Sportwagen fr den Einsatz in zahlreichen Oldtimerrennen und -rallies. Mit franzsischer Stra?enzulassung.

Lot Details
Auction British & Continental Sports & Touring Motor Cars
Coys, Essen
TypeCar
Lot Number312
Estimate€40000-€50000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price€40000
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1973
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Registration numberEU registered
Mileage-
Chassis number1374S
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