1972 Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17810 Engine no. 11319

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Lot 131
1972 Alpine A110 1600S Coupé
Chassis no. 17810 Engine no. 11319

Sold for € 60,000 (US$ 68,364) inc. premium
1972 Alpine A110 1600S Coupé
Chassis no. 17810
Engine no. 11319

Footnotes

  • Il serait difficile de trouver une A110 plus originale que cet exemplaire là.

    Livrée à son premier propriétaire par Renault concessionnaire 'Autofficina Franco Massa' à Cirie Turin, en Italie, elle est équipée du pack rallye qui comprend : un arceau-cage, une boîte de vitesses à cinq rapports du type 353-20 et un réservoir grande capacité.

    La voiture a été vendue à son deuxième propriétaire aux Pays-Bas, où elle se trouve toujours, et a été immatriculée en 1996.

    '17810' possède toujours son ex-moteur d'usine de type 807-25 (matching number) et est peinte en bleu métallisé Alpine avec un intérieur noir. Ce dernier est resté d'origine avec un tableau de bord non-modifié, une instrumentation fonctionnant bien et des sièges en bon état. Seuls les tapis, les panneaux de portières et le volant ont été remplacés.

    Actuellement, affichant un total de seulement 83.000 km au compteur, la voiture est décrite comme en bon état général, sans corrosion, même dans les zones habituellement sensibles à la rouille.

    Le moteur et la boîte de vitesses fonctionnent à merveille. Cette voiture a passé ses contrôles techniques annuels avec succès, et est vendue avec une lettre d'authentification de la 'Société des Automobiles Alpine Renault' et un contrôle technique des Pays Bas (APK) valide jusqu'en 2011.

    Une rare opportunité à saisir.



    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 Régie 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.

    It would be hard to find as original an A110 as this example, which was delivered to its first owner by Renault dealer Autofficina Massa Franco in Cirie, Turin, Italy and is fitted with an original rally pack including roll cage, five-speed Type 353-20 gearbox and large-capacity fuel tank. The car was sold to its second owner in the Netherlands, where it still resides, and registered there in 1996.

    '17810' retains its original ex-factory Type 807-25 engine with matching numbers, and is finished in its original colour scheme of Alpine Blue metallic with black interior. The latter likewise remains mostly original, with untouched dashboard and all instruments working properly; only carpets, door panels and the steering wheel have been replaced, while the seats are in good condition.

    Currently displaying a total of only 83,000 kilometres on the odometer, the car is described as in good condition overall with no corrosion, even in the usual rust-sensitive areas. The engine runs beautifully and the gearbox shifts well, and the car is reported to pass its annual technical inspection with ease. Offered with Société des Automobiles Alpine Renault letter of authentication and Netherlands roadworthiness certificate (APK) valid through September 2011. A rare find indeed.
1972 Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17810 Engine no. 11319
1972 Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17810 Engine no. 11319
1972 Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17810 Engine no. 11319
1972 Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17810 Engine no. 11319
1972 Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17810 Engine no. 11319
1972 Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17810 Engine no. 11319
1972 Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17810 Engine no. 11319
1972 Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17810 Engine no. 11319
1972 Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17810 Engine no. 11319
1972 Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17810 Engine no. 11319
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