Lot 190 - 1990 Alpine GTA V6 Turbo Le Mans
|Odometer reading||33,343 miles|
|Result||Sold - £22,640|
- Same family ownership from new
- Low mileage and one of 26 right hand drive UK examples
- Needs recommissioning
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.
A rare sight on British roads, this is one of only 26 UK-market Alpine GTA V6 Le Mans produced, all of the Le Mans made for the UK were burgundy metallic as indeed this one is, with grey velour interior. The rare sports car has been in the same family ownership from new and needs complete recommissioning. It still retains its original built-in mobile phone (not currently working), original spare wheel, original built-in sound system, electric windows and its manual gearbox is mated to the infamous V6 Turbo. As a one owner car from new, this example is really in ‘time warp’ condition and once recommissioned, we are certain it will still be able to bring a smile to your face when driving it in the way it was supposed to when first built. A rarity which one would not often find!
*Please be aware that this car is not suitable to be driven away from the Auction and should be re commissioned prior to driving.
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