Lot 185 - 1982 Renault Alpine A310
|Odometer reading||41,016 km|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £22,000|
|Result||Sold - £20,160|
Alpine, once an independent company specialising in faster Renaults, and later a Renault subsidiary, established a fine competition history with the stunning Alpine A110, winning the 1973 Monte Carlo Rally and World Championship. The successor was the Alpine A310 that was initially powered by a tuned 17TS/Gordini four-cylinder engine, the six-cylinder 2,664cc V6 option arriving in 1976. The A310 was labour intensive, having been developed for small-scale artisanal production, the basis being a hefty tubular steel backbone chassis clothed in a fiberglass shell. The engine was mounted longitudinally in the rear driving the wheels through a manual five-speed gearbox. With the weight a mere 980kg, the Renault Alpine was a fine performer indeed.
We are delighted to offer this 1982 example of the V6 powered A310 Alpine with only one French owner and a full Renault service history from new until being imported from Verzy, France into the UK recently. On arrival into the UK, it has undergone a service and a Holly carburetor conversion that replaces the notoriously unreliable Solex 34 TBIA unit. This is a very original example and looks handsome in its red finish. The interior is also excellent with a typical 1980s scheme. A history file includes a handbook, Déclaration de Cession D'un Véhicule, various invoices and a service book that supports the low recorded odometer reading of only 41,016km. We are informed that the Alpine will arrive at the sale with an MoT test certificate and a NOVA certificate that will make UK registration a formality or, if required with its French registration, may easily return to France.
These are becoming increasingly difficult to source and especially a one-owner, low mileage example such as this one.
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