1972 Alpine A110 1600S Coupé

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Lot 205
1972 Alpine A110 1600S Coupé

€ 65,000 - 75,000
US$ 74,000 - 85,000
1972 Alpine A110 1600S Coupé
One of the great names in postwar French motorsport, Alpine was the brainchild of Dieppe garagiste’s son, Jean Redele, who began in the early 1950s by developing a competition version of the popular little Renault 4CV, which won its class in the Mille Miglia three years running
From this he developed the first Alpine - the A106 with Renault 4CV running gear and streamlined glassfibre coupé bodywork - which was presented to Regie Renault in July 1955. This 747cc Renault 4CV-based machine set the trend for a range of sports cars culminating in the A610 of the mid-1990s. Glassfibre bodies and rear-mounted production engines remained a common theme for 40 years. Up-rated in 1956 with the new Dauphine engine, the A106 also established the company’s competition heritage with a class-winning performance in the 1956 Mille Miglia.
By 1958 Redele was using a sophisticated tubular steel chassis, and in 1961 he introduced the A108 Berlinette Tour de France which featured a tubular backbone frame, double wishbone front suspension and a Renault Dauphine swing-axle set-up at the rear. It was developed into a potent - and often unbeatable - rally car, using a variety of Renault power units.
In 1963 Alpine launched the A110 Berlinette, which became the mainspring of production, its rearward weight bias giving it outstanding cornering characteristics for rallying. In 1969 A110s finished 1-2-3 in the Coupe des Alpes and came third in the Monte Carlo Rally. The following year, Alpines again came third in the Monte and won the Italian Acropolis and Tour de Corse rallies. Alpine driver Jean-Claude Andruet became European Rally Champion. By 1971 the marque’s competition record had endeared Alpine to Renault to such an extent that they were appointed as its official competition wing. More successes followed in 1971-72-73.
Most illustrious of the Alpine range was the A110, an outstanding example of which is presented 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 in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Finished in red with black interior, this particular example has had only three owners, the last since 1982, and for the vendor’s peace of mind has been fitted with a safety roll cage. Presented in stunning original condition, the car is offered with its original Italian plates and libretto.

La plus illustre des Alpine a été l'A 110, dont un superbe exemplaire est offert ici à la vente, dans sa version 1 600 cm3, la plus populaire. Produite de 1962 à 1977, cette berlinette sportive et charismatique rivalisait en performances avec la Porsche 911, tout en étant encore plus exclusive — les Alpine fabriquées artisanalement quittaient l'usine au rythme de dix exemplaires par semaine à la fin des années soixante / début des années soixante-dix. De peinture rouge avec aménagement intérieur noir, cet exemplaire n'a eu que trois propriétaires, dont le dernier est en possession de l'auto depuis 1982. Pour sa tranquillité d'esprit, il a fait poser un arceau de sécurité. Préservée dans un état d'origine remarquablement bon, la voiture est accompagnée de ses plaques d'immatriculation italiennes originales et de son "libretto".
1972 Alpine A110 1600S Coupé
1972 Alpine A110 1600S Coupé
1972 Alpine A110 1600S Coupé
1972 Alpine A110 1600S Coupé
1972 Alpine A110 1600S Coupé
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