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*Please note that this vehicle is titled 1965.
In the early 1950s, automotive innovator Jean Rédélé started to compete in motor sports events driving a modified Renault 4CV. Achieving class wins in the Mille Miglia and Coupes des Alpes, Rédélé subsequently founded Société des Automobiles Alpine in 1955 to further his ambitions of building his own car.
Introduced at the 1962 Paris Auto Show, the Alpine A110 Berlinette was based on Renault’s R8 sedan, and featured a fiberglass body, tubular backbone frame, double-wishbone front suspension, and swing-axle rear setup. Powered by a variety of Renault-derived powertrains, the lightweight, nimble A110 was more than just the sum of its parts and developed into one of the great rally cars of its era, winning the overall World Rally Championship in 1973.
Finished in yellow over a black interior, this Alpine A110 is an early example produced in 1963. Fitted with a Gordini-developed 1.1-liter four-cylinder engine, this car was campaigned in period in such notable settings as the 12 Hours of Sebring, Bahamas Speed Week, Lime Rock Park, and Marlboro. Comprehensively restored in the late 1980s and described by the consignor to currently be in very good condition throughout, this car has more recently been maintained by specialist Yves Boode of Historic Sports Car in Woodstock, Illinois, and taken part in numerous rallies, including the Copperstate 1000, Mountain Mille, and Texas 1000. Accompanied by restoration and maintenance receipts, as well as other historical documentation, this A110 is the perfect entrant for any number of historic rallies, events, and tours.