Lot 257 - 1991 Renault Alpine GTA V6 Turbo Le Mans
|Odometer reading||69,681 miles|
|Estimate||£20,000 - £25,000|
|Result||Sold - £33,600|
- Genuine right hand drive example
- Original wheels are supplied
The Renault Alpine GTA was produced by the Renault owned French manufacturer Alpine between 1986 and 1991. It was the first car launched by Alpine under Renault ownership (though Alpine had been affiliated with Renault for many years with its earlier models using many Renault parts). It effectively updated the design of its predecessor, the Alpine A310, updating that car's silhouette with modern design features like body-integrated bumpers and a triangular 'C' pillar and with large rear windshield. It used the PRV V6 engine in a rear-engined layout with extensive use of Polyester plastics and fibreglass for the body panels making it considerably lighter and quicker than rivals such as the Porsche 944. It was one of the most aerodynamic cars of its time, the normally-aspirated version achieving a world record 0.28 drag co-efficient. The PRV engine, (The PRV engine is a car petrol V6 engine that was developed jointly by Peugeot, Renault and Volvo Cars), in the normally aspirated model was identical to the version used in the Renault 25, a 2,849cc unit producing 160hp. Also available was the turbocharged model which increased the power of the PRV unit to 200hp.
This very rare right hand drive, rear engined, 200hp, 1991 Renault Alpine GTA V6 Turbo is in very good condition throughout having been well maintained throughout its life. Originally registered on 28th March 1991 as a demonstrator car to Renault Croydon she has been owned by the vendor since 2003. The vendor is a Renault enthusiast who frequently attended car shows and rallies, sadly due to poor health his GTA has not been used much of late. Presenting in very good all round condition this GTA Le Mans is supplied with a V5C registration document and a history folder together with the original wheels. This is an opportunity to purchase an up and coming classic car that was built to beat the Porsche and Lotus cars of their day.
Photographs courtesy of Luke Papworth of Hampshire Photography
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