1971   Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17379 Engine no. 10820

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 125
1971 Alpine A110 1600S Coupé

Sold for € 86,250 (US$ 96,375) inc. premium
1971 Alpine A110 1600S Coupé
Chassis no. 17379
Engine no. 10820
•Iconic French competition car
•Delivered new to Italy
•Matching numbers

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.

This matching numbers A110 was delivered new in Italy having left the factory on 7th April 1971. Finished in blue with black leather interior, the car is described as in generally very good original condition, benefiting from a major service by Severi Auto Classic carried out in July 2014 (see invoice for €6,237 on file). Accompanying documentation consists of a French Carte Grise, current Contrôle Technique, Renault Certificate of Conformity, ASI homologation certificate, and a copy of the Auto Capital article (July 1991 edition) in which this car is featured.
Contacts
1971   Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17379 Engine no. 10820
1971   Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17379 Engine no. 10820
1971   Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17379 Engine no. 10820
1971   Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17379 Engine no. 10820
1971   Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17379 Engine no. 10820
1971   Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17379 Engine no. 10820
1971   Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17379 Engine no. 10820
1971   Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17379 Engine no. 10820
1971   Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17379 Engine no. 10820
1971   Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17379 Engine no. 10820
1971   Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17379 Engine no. 10820
1971   Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17379 Engine no. 10820
1971   Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17379 Engine no. 10820
1971   Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17379 Engine no. 10820
1971   Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17379 Engine no. 10820
1971   Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17379 Engine no. 10820
1971   Alpine A110 1600S Coupé  Chassis no. 17379 Engine no. 10820
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

Like the vast majority of auctioneers Bonhams charge what is known as a Buyer's Premium. Buyer's Premium on all Automobilia lots will adhere to Bonhams group policy:

25% up to £50,000 of hammer price,
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 of hammer price,
and 12% on the balance thereafter. This applies to each lot purchased and is subject to VAT.

For Motor Cars and Motorcycles a 15% Buyer's Premium is payable on the first £50,000 of the final Hammer Price of each Lot, and 12% on any amount by which the Hammer Price exceeds £50,000. VAT at the standard rate is payable on the Premium by all Buyers, unless otherwise stated.

Some lots may be subject to VAT on the Hammer Price. These lots will be clearly marked with the relevant symbol printed beside the lot number in the catalog.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.