Paris

7 February 2018

1973 Alpine-Renault A310 1600 VF

  • Chassis no. 21095

Without Reserve

Documents: Dutch Kentekenbewijs


  • Presented in highly original condition
  • One of just 666 1600 VFs produced in 1973


This 1973 Renault-Alpine A310 1600 VF is an early six-headlamp, four-cylinder car, which was one of just 666 produced in 1973. Retained for an extended period by its original supplying dealer in Switzerland, this car shows less than 4,000 km on its odometer. Presented, as would be expected for a car, which has been rarely exercised throughout its life, the original interior remains in excellent condition. Only the nose section has required paint treatment, in order to maintain uniformity of colour across the body panels. This A310 1600 VF even retains its original Michelin tyres, along with original booklets and tools.

For the VF 1600 model variant, the twin Weber 45 DCOE carburettors, used in the preceding 1600 VE, were replaced, in favour of a Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection system. This resulted in the power output for the Gordini-tuned R17TS engine increasing slightly, to around 127 hp, while overall vehicle weight was slightly reduced.

A unique design with Gallic flair, the Renault-Alpine A310 VF 1600 is a rare sight on the road. The chance to acquire such a pristine and well-preserved example should not be missed.





• État d'origine impeccable
• Seulement 666 exemplaires produits en 1973

Cette Alpine A310 1600 VF de1973 fait partie des premières versions, dotées de six projecteurs et d'un moteur quatre-cylindres, et dont seulement 666 exemplaires ont été fabriqués en 1973. Conservée pendant une longue période par son premier distributeur suisse, cette voiture ne montre que 4 000 km au compteur. Elle se présente donc dans l'état que l'on peut attendre d'une automobile qui a été très rarement utilisée, avec un aménagement intérieur en excellent état d'origine. A l'extérieur, seul l'avant a réclamé un travail de peinture, de façon à maintenir une uniformité de teinte sur l'ensemble des panneaux de carrosserie. Cette A310 1600 VF comporte même encore ses pneus Michelin d'origine, ainsi que ses manuels et ses outils d'origine.

Sur cette version 1600 VF, les deux carburateurs Weber 45DCOE qui équipaient la 1600 VE ont laissé place à une alimentation à injection Bosch D-Jetronic. Cela permettait à la mécanique Renault 17 TS modifiée par Gordini de gagner un peu de puissance, jusqu'à environ 127 ch, le poids de la voiture étant parallèlement légèrement réduit.

Avec son style unique et son raffinement français, l'Alpine A310 VF 1600 est devenue rare sur les routes. L'occasion d'acquérir un exemplaire aussi impeccable et bien préservé ne doit pas être sous-estimée.

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