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7 February 2018

1974 Alpine-Renault A110 B 'Team Vialle'

  • Chassis no. 20377
  • Engine no. 807G4-0104

Documents: UK V5


Please note this vehicle is titled with date of first registration 1997

  • Originally sold to and developed by the Team Vialle Autogas European Rallycross Team
  • Driven by Piet Kruythof in 1977 and 1978 FIA European Rallycross Championships
  • Winner of the 1978 Dutch Rallycross Championship
  • The most successful A110 in the FIA European Rallycross Championship
  • Described as ‘the ultimate development of the A110’


With funding from Dutch industrialist Sjef Vialle to promote his company, Team Vialle Autogas entered four Alpine-Renault cars in selected rounds of the FIA European Rallycross Championships of 1977 and 1978.

Allocated to Piet Kruythof, chassis no. 20377 is one of only two A110s thought to have been fitted with the ultra-rare Renault-Gordini Type 807-G4 engine – of which only 50 units were constructed. Designed by Bernard Dudot – later Technical Director of Renault Sport – it featured twin overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, an aluminium cylinder block and dry sump lubrication, producing almost 200 hp on twin Weber carburettors.

In 1977, Kruythof won the Dutch round of the FIA European Championship (and was for 30 years the youngest driver ever to do so) en route to 7th place at the end of season standings, whilst the following year wins in Belgium and Germany ensured that this improved to 4th. Capping an excellent year, Kruythof also took the 1978 Dutch title.

Briefly owned by Andre Albers – father of ex-Formula 1 driver Christijan – it passed to another Dutchman, Willem van Dalen, in 1980. Van Dalen continued to compete in Dutch and European Rallycross – finishing 7th in the 1981 European Championship – until an unfortunate multiple roll in 1984 ended the car’s competition career.

Fortunately, the accident did not substantially damage the car, as pictures on file testify; however, a hard life of competition had certainly taken its toll. The current owner, a noted Alpine collector, purchased the car from van Dalen in 1987, and embarked upon an exhaustive restoration that was completed in 2000. This included a full body-off chassis restoration required after years of Rallycross use, a total rebuild of all mechanical components plus engine and gearbox. Also, care was taken to make the car practical for road use, including fitting a full-size Alpine fuel tank, fused wiring loom and charging system. A competitor at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed, it is impeccably presented and is equally ready for immediate enjoyment on the road, as well as hill climbs, sprints or in the burgeoning Retro Rallycross Championship.

A spares package, including one complete engine, is available by separate negotiation to the successful bidder.





• Vendue neuve et préparée par l'équipe de Rallycross "Team Vialle Autogas"
• Pilotée par Piet Kruythof au Championnat d'Europe FIA de Rallycross 1977 et 1978
• Victorieuse du Championnat de Hollande de Rallycross 1978
• Alpine A110 ayant obtenu les meilleurs résultats au Championnat d'Europe FIA de Rallycross
• Qualifiée de "développement ultime de l'A110"

Financée par l'industriel hollandais Sjef Vialle pour promouvoir son entreprise, l'équipe "Team Vialle Autogas" a engagé quatre berlinettes Alpine dans plusieurs manches du Championnat d'Europe FIA de Rallycross, en 1977 et en 1978.

Confiée à Piet Kruythof, cette voiture portant le numéro de châssis 20377 est une des deux seules Alpine A110 ayant été équipées du très rare moteur Type 807-G4, dont seulement 50 exemplaires ont été produits. Mis au point par Bernard Dudot (plus tard directeur technique de Renault Sport), il présentait deux ACT, quatre soupapes par cylindre, un bloc en aluminium et une lubrification par carter sec. Alimenté par deux carburateurs Weber, il développait presque 200 ch.

En 1977, Kruythof remportait la manche hollandaise du Championnat d'Europe (le plus jeune pilote à signer cette performance, un record qui a tenu 30 ans) et terminait à la septième place à la fin de la saison, et l'année suivante ses victoires en Belgique et en Allemagne lui permettaient même de progresser à la quatrième place au championnat. Pour compléter cette excellente saison, Kruythof s'adjugeait aussi le titre au Championnat de Hollande 1978.

Vendue à Andre Albers (père de Christijan Albers, pilote de Formule 1), la voiture était rapidement cédée, en 1980, à un autre amateur hollandais, Willem van Dalen. Celui-ci continuait à participer aux championnats de Hollande et d'Europe (terminant septième de celui d'Europe de 1981), jusqu'à ce qu'une sortie de route sérieuse mette fin à la carrière en course de la voiture.

Heureusement, l'accident n'endommageait pas trop la berlinette, comme le montrent les photos incluses au dossier ; cependant, le traitement radical imposé par plusieurs saisons de compétition avait laissé des traces. Un collectionneur Alpine connu, achetait en 1987 la voiture à van Dalen et se lançait dans une restauration complète, qui arrivait à son terme en 2000. Les travaux incluaient une remise en état complète châssis et carrosserie, rendue nécessaire par des années d'utilisation en Rallycross, et une reconstruction totale de tous les composants mécaniques, dont le moteur et la boîte de vitesses. De plus, certaines interventions ont été effectuées dans le but de rendre la voiture plus utilisable pour la route, avec la pose d'un réservoir d'essence Alpine de taille normale, d'un faisceau électrique avec fusibles et d'un système de charge. Engagée en 2017 au Festival of Speed de Goodwood, cette berlinette A110 offre une présentation impeccable et elle est prête aussi bien à prendre la route qu'à participer à des épreuves historiques en côte, sur circuit ou dans le cadre du nouveau "Retro Rallycross Championship".

Une sélection de pièces détachées est disponible à l’acheteur, un moteur complet y compris, par négociation après la vente.


DATEEVENTDRIVERSRESULT
August 21, 1977FIA European Rallycross, ValkenswaardPiet Kruythof1ST
September 18, 1977FIA European Rallycross, DuivelsbergcircuitPiet Kruythof4TH
October 2, 1977FIA European Rallycross, BuxtehudePiet Kruythof5TH
June 25, 1978FIA European Rallycross, DuivelsbergcircuitPiet Kruythof1ST
September 3, 1978FIA European Rallycross, Circuit de LohéacPiet Kruythof9TH
September 9, 1978FIA European Rallycross, Lydden CircuitPiet Kruythof3RD
October 1, 1978FIA European Rallycross, EsteringPiet Kruythof1ST
April 20, 1980Belgian Rallycross open GT's MaasmechelenWilliem van Dalen12TH
April 13, 1980Dutch Rallycross open ValkenswaardWilliem van Dalen29TH
May 11, 1980Dutch Rallycross open ValkenswaardWilliem van Dalen21ST
June 1, 1980Dutch Oval Racing Super Class DongenWilliem van Dalen6TH
June 15, 1980Dutch Oval Racing Super Class Ter ApelWilliem van Dalen6TH
June 22, 1980Belgian European Rallycross GT’s MaasmechelenWilliem van Dalen10TH
August 18, 1980Dutch Oval Racing Super Class Ter ApelWilliem van Dalen6TH
August 31, 1980Dutch Oval Racing Super Class DongenWilliem van Dalen3RD
October 5, 1980Dutch Oval Racing Super Class Ter ApelWilliem van Dalen4TH
May 28, 1981Dutch Oval Racing Super Class Ter ApelWilliem van Dalen4TH
June 14, 1981Dutch European Rallycross ValkenswaardWilliem van Dalen7TH
July 12, 1981Danish European Rallycross DjurslandWilliem van Dalen4TH
August 16, 1981Dutch European Rallycross ValkenswaardWilliem van Dalen6TH
August 23, 1981French European Rallycross LoheacWilliem van Dalen15TH
September 6, 1981Norwegian European Rallycross DrammenWilliem van Dalen4TH
September 26, 1981Great Britain European Rallycross Lydden HillWilliem van Dalen8TH
1981FIA European Rallycross ChampionshipWilliem van Dalen7TH
February 8, 1982Indoor Racing UtrechtWilliem van Dalen1ST
September 4, 1983Austrian European Rallycross MelleWilliem van Dalen1ST
September 18, 1983Belgian European Rallycross MaasmechelenWilliem van Dalen7TH
July 2, 1984Oval Racing Ter ApelWilliem van Dalen1ST

Addendum

We are pleased to announce that this lot is now offered with current FIA papers.
Nous sommes heureux de préciser que ce lot est maintenant accompagné de papiers FIVA actuels.

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