Auction: 1971 Renault Alpine A110 Group IV
This original low-mileage Renault Alpine A110 Group IV is as quick as it is gorgeous, and you’ll be able to pick it up at Artcurial’s upcoming Le Mans Classic sale.
The car’s original owner purchased it directly from the factory in Group 4 specification for regional racing, and kept it for close to a decade before selling it to its second and current owner in 1980.
At this time it was fitted with an 1860cc Mignotet engine, but that was deemed too unreliable and replaced with a 1596cc engine in time for the 1980 Tour de Corse. Despite showing some great speed the team didn’t bring home any serious results, an unfortunate feat which they mirrored in ’82 when they returned to the race, but were forced to retire with a carburettor problem.
Since then the car’s contested hill climbs and regional rallies such as les Geants and le Touquet, but led a fairly quiet career.
Recently the body has been treated to a fresh coat of paint, and it still features its original interior with bucket seats, roll cage, fire extinguisher, spare wheel behind the seats and period ‘Speedpilot’ Halda.
In excellent original condition, this low-mileage two-owner car looks like a lovely little historic racer. It’s going to head to auction at Artcurial’s upcoming Le Mans Classic 2014 by Artcurial Motorcars, which will be held on the 5th of July, 2014, at Circuit de la Sarthe. Head to Artcurial’s official website here for the full details.
Images thanks to Artcurial