Lot 384: Alpine Renault A110 1600S Group IV Coup�
One of the great names in post-war French motor sport, Alpine was the brainchild of Dieppe garagiste's son, Jean Redele, who began in the early 1950s by developing a competition version of the Renault 4CV, which won its class in the Mille Miglia three years running Most successful of the Alpine range was the A110, which is offered here in its most popular, 1,600cc form. In production from 1962 through to 1977, this charismatic sports two-seater rivaled the Porsche 911 for performance while being even more exclusive: the hand-built Alpines left the factory at the rate of only 10 per week. Little is known of the early history of this A110, which was in its current specification when the first owner bought it from the Alpine Renault factory in 1976. First registered '2895 GX 76', it reputedly was sold by the factory as a spare team car but this cannot be confirmed. In 1980 the Alpine passed to the second (French) owner, who sold it to the current vendor in 1996, since when the engine has been overhauled. We are advised that none of the three owners ever raced the car competitively except at historic meetings such as Monthl�ry, for example. '17544' retains its original bodywork, decals, engine, roll cage, etc and is described as in generally very good condition. Offered with French Carte Grise, this Alpine would make an ideal historic rally car.
Grand Palais Sale|
Bonhams, Grand Palais, Paris
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||€92000|
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|Number of doors||2|