by Gauk
Mon, Jan 1, 2018 11:45 PM

Available here is a truly rare and special V6 powered Alpine A310. Just around 30 of these cars are said to have made it into the United States, making this a unique car indeed.

Estimate (US$): 30,000 - 40,000.

2,664 PRV V6 Engine
Single Carburetor
Approximately 150bhp at 6,000rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Incredibly rare, Rally-derived French sports car
*Recently refurbished cosmetically and mechanically
*Unique rally looks with V6 power
*Direct handling and lightweight construction


 

The Alpine A310

Founded by Jean Rédélé in 1955, Alpine foundations were built on Renault powered competition machines. The 60's and 70's saw great success for the company with their A110 model taking home numerous rally wins across France. First seen at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show, the A310 was initially powered by the four-cylinder 1.6-liter Renault 17 TS engine, tuned by Gordini, and followed the established formula of a tubular-steel backbone chassis clothed in a one-piece glass fiber body shell. Restyled in 1976 by Robert Opron, it was fitted with the new 'PRV' 2.7-litre V6 engine developed jointly by Peugeot, Renault, and Volvo. In Group 4 specification the A310 enjoyed considerable success in rallying at national level, works driver Guy Frèquelin winning the French Rally Championship in 1977.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Available here is a truly rare and special V6 powered Alpine A310. Just around 30 of these cars are said to have made it into the United States, making this a unique car indeed. The current owner purchased this French sports/rally car from a North Carolinian in 2014, yet earlier history remains unknown. Upon acquirement, this Alpine received a general refurbish and repaint in 2015 that totaled just around $30,000. As a result, the sporty A310 appears in good condition inside and out.

While the mechanicals of the vehicle have remained largely stock beside the upgraded headers, the exterior treatment has been modified as a tribute to the Alpine Calberson rally team of the late 1970s. A full team livery, rear spoiler, louvres, period correct Cibie lights, and a roll bar in the cabin all add to complete the competition look. An A310 near identical to one on offer took the French rally championship in 1977 with Guy Fréquelin & Jacques Delaval at command, making this an interesting offer for anyone looking to live out their rally fantasies. Offered with a fuel injection kit on the side, this fast Frenchman would be a fun and entertaining drive on high-speed rallies and tours.

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