Lot 178 - 1994 Renault Alpine A610 Turbo
|Odometer reading||64,794 miles|
|Estimate||£22,000 - £28,000|
|Result||Sold - £26,036|
- Significant investment in 2012 and 2013
- Very good history
Produced by Renault-owned French carmaker Alpine during the first half of the smashing 1990s (1991 to 1995), the A610 had all the attributes of a sports car... or at least the ones that were common during the day; for example, the pop-up headlights, the rear-engine and rear wheel drive layout, complete with a cool turbocharged 3.0litre V6 engine. The A610 draws power from the well-known PRV (nicknamed because the series was jointly created by Peugeot, Renault, and Volvo) producing 247 horsepower.
Originally registered on 7th January 1994, this delightful Renault presents in very good order and has clearly been exceptionally well cared for. In 2012 she had a documented speedometer change, the old one is supplied and was reading 61,332 when it stopped. The current odometer reading is 3,462 making the total mileage this Alpine has covered 64,794. The original service books and handbook together with the black leather pouch are supplied with this A610 Turbo together with a comprehensive and interesting history folder, with invoices dating back to 2001. In August 2012 at the time of the odometer change other work was carried out on the car, notably maintenance to the brakes and the air conditioning system. In August 2013, it was decided to bring this rare Renault back up to standard and the car was sent to Renault Alpine Tuning Services for the bodywork to be attended to in a major way. The engine gearbox and subframe were removed, the various panels were removed and repairs carried out to the footwells, sills, outriggers and rear turrets with panels being refabricated where necessary. At the same time a new water pump was fitted, together with a new starter motor, alternator and clutch. The car was then painted in the original colour and to a very good standard, the total cost of this documented work was £12,460. The car is supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 11th May 2022 together with all the previous MoT’s dating back until 3rd July 2000. Finding one of the 760 Alpine A610s produced is laborious, finding one of the 67 right hand drive examples in this condition is even more difficult. With its supercar performance and looks, these impressive Renaults are underrated and offer good investment potential.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.