7 February 2018

1974 Alpine-Renault A110 1600 S

  • Chassis no. 18351
  • Body no. 6327

Documents: Italian Libretto

  • 23rd overall and 3rd in class at the 1975 Targa Florio
  • An ideal historic racing entrant with proven period history

Originally finished in Blanc Gardenia, chassis no. 18351 was registered as PA 413826 in the Italian province of Palermo. Under this registration, the car participated in the 1975 Targa Florio with Rubino and Vesco. Wearing race no. 88, the pair placed an exceptional 23rd overall and 3rd in the 1.6-litre GT class. Its participation in the event is documented by period photographs and in the book Alpine Renault A110: Les Bleus Italiennes written by Francesco Panarotto.

After the race in 1975, the car’s competition career ceased and the car was purchased by an individual who parked it in his garage for about 25 years. In 2000 the owner fell into poor health, and at this time, the car was purchased by the current owner’s father-in-law. It was removed from storage and returned to running condition through a complete overhaul of the engine, gearbox, clutch and brakes.

Over the course of the last 18 years it has been seldom driven, aside from the occasional jaunt across town and back to ensure everything is in working order. At this time, the car received an FIA HTP with vintage racing in mind, but it has yet to compete in any events. As a proper Group 3 privateer sprint racer, it still retains its period Halda tripmaster and is fitted with its original period roll cage. In addition to the aforementioned documentation from the FIA, the car is accompanied by its original Italian libretto and would be a highly competitive entrant to a number of vintage events. With its compelling history, it could easily vie for the top of the podium.

• 23e au classement général et troisième de sa catégorie à la Targa Florio 1975
• Idéale pour les compétitions historiques, et authentique palmarès d'époque

De teinte Blanc Gardénia à l'origine, cette voiture portant le n° de châssis 18351 était immatriculée PA 413826 dans la province italienne de Palerme. Sous ce numéro, elle a pris part en 1975 à la Targa Florio, avec Rubino et Vesco. Affichant le numéro de course 88, la voiture décrochait une exceptionnelle 23e place au classement général, avec une troisième place en catégorie GT 1,6 litre. Sa participation à l'évènement est documentée par des photos d'époque et par le livre Alpine Renault A110: Les Bleus Italiennes écrit par Francesco Panarotto.

Après la course de 1975, la carrière en compétition de la voiture a cessé et elle a été achetée par un particulier qui l'a entreposée dans son garage pendant environ 25 ans. En 2000, le propriétaire a connu des ennuis de santé et c'est à ce moment-là que la voiture a été achetée par le beau-père de l'actuel propriétaire. Elle est sortie de son sommeil et a été remise en route, bénéficiant d'une révision complète du moteur, de la boîte de vitesses, de l'embrayage et des freins.

Au cours des 18 dernières années elle a été peu utilisée, à part les sorties occasionnelles pour vérifier que tout fonctionne encore correctement. A cette époque, la voiture a reçu un Passeport Technique Historique FIA, dans le but de participer aux épreuves historiques, mais elle n'a encore pris part à aucune. S'agissant d'une machine privée de Groupe 3, elle est encore équipée de son tripmaster Halda d'époque et de son arceau-cage d'origine. En plus de la documentation FIA mentionnée plus haut, elle est accompagnée de son "libretto" italien d'origine et constituera une engagée très compétitive aux épreuves historiques. Avec son histoire très convaincante, elle peut facilement viser le haut du podium.

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