1964 Renault Dauphine Gordini Saloon  Chassis no. 3420155 Engine no. 670-05 143239

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1964 Renault Dauphine Gordini Saloon
Chassis no. 3420155 Engine no. 670-05 143239

Sold for € 9,200 (US$ 10,821) inc. premium
1964 Renault Dauphine Gordini Saloon
Chassis no. 3420155
Engine no. 670-05 143239
As Carlo Abarth was to FIAT and John Cooper to BMC, so Amédee Gordini was to Renault. Since the 1950s, Amédee Gordini, known as 'Le Sorcier' for his almost magical ability to extract high power outputs from engines (particularly of small capacity), has been synonymous with performance versions of Renault saloons. In the late 1950s/early 1960s, his competition-tuned Dauphines did exceptionally well in many forms of motor sport. Their rallying victories were numerous and, indeed, a Dauphine was the first car ever to win outright the three most important rallies of the day: the Tulip Rally (1957), the Monte Carlo Rally (1958) and the Alpine Rally (1959) while also enjoying considerable great success on the racetrack. For several seasons the Dauphine dominated national 1,000cc classes around the world, carrying off overall and class victories in such events as the Mille Miglia, Sebring 12 Hours and Tour de France. The Dauphine remained in production until 1965, by which time it had become the first French car to sell more than two million units.
This partially restored Renault Dauphine Gordini was imported from France into Italy some 25 years ago and is described as in generally good condition, benefiting from a recent service that included overhauling the braking system. Finished in silver metallic with red interior, the car is offered with bill of sale and ASI papers.

À l’image de Carlo Abarth pour Fiat et de John Cooper pour BMC, Amedé Gordini était attaché au nom Renault. Depuis les années 1950, le nom d’Amédee Gordini, surnommé ‘Le Sorcier’, en raison de son habileté presque magique à extraire de la puissance des moteurs (surtout les petites cylindrées), est devenu synonyme de version sportive des modèles Renault. À la fin des années 1950 et au début des années 1960, ses Dauphines préparées pour la compétition se comportèrent particulièrement bien dans plusieurs disciplines sportives. Elles obtinrent de nombreuses victoires en rallye et la Dauphine fut même la première voiture à remporter les trois plus importants rallyes de l’époque, le Rallye des Tulipes (1957), le Monte-Carlo (1958) et le Rallye des Alpes (1959) tout en s’illustrant brillamment sur circuits. Pendant plusieurs saisons, la Dauphine domina la classe des 1,000 cm3 dans le monde, remportant des victoires scratch et de classe dans des épreuves telles que les Mille Miglia, les 12 Heures de Sebring et le Tour de France. La Dauphine resta en production jusqu’en 1965, date à laquelle elle fut la première voiture française à dépasser les deux millions d’unités.
Cette Renault Dauphine Gordini partiellement restaurée fut exportée de France vers l’Italie il y a 25 ans et est décrite comme étant en bon état général, ayant été récemment révisée avec réfection du système de freinage. Peinte en gris métallisé avec intérieur rouge, la voiture est vendue avec sa facture d’achat et ses papiers de l’ASI.
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1964 Renault Dauphine Gordini Saloon  Chassis no. 3420155 Engine no. 670-05 143239
1964 Renault Dauphine Gordini Saloon  Chassis no. 3420155 Engine no. 670-05 143239
1964 Renault Dauphine Gordini Saloon  Chassis no. 3420155 Engine no. 670-05 143239
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