During a bygone era, a little-known French auto manufacturer named Alpine made a very cool rear-engined car in the 60s and 70s called the Alpine A110. Primarily made of Renault bits (Renault ultimately acquired Alpine in 1973), this unique car was sleek in design and one of the few production cars, besides Porsche’s 911, with a rear-mounted engine and rear-wheel-drive.
It is best known for rally racing and was crowned champion during the 1970-1972 campaigns in the International Championship for Manufacturers. With a straight 4-cylinder engine putting out a modest 138 HP, the 1600S could scoot the ~1,600-lb car to 130 MPH. The Alpine A110 was too legit to quit.
But sadly, it did when the introduction of a little mid-engined car in 1974 called the Lancia Stratos (you might of heard of it) entered the rally car scene. The Stratos ultimately proved superior to the A110 and spelled the demise of this cool-looking car.
This is a rare opportunity to buy a low-mileage example. Unfortunately, the seller does not provide a lot of details, but given its provenance, it is worth checking out. It is available on Ebay with a current bid of $1,775 and no reserve with over 4 days to go. So what are you waiting for?
Model: Alpine A110 1600S
Engine: 1565cc inline-four cylinder
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Price: current bid $
1,775 $10,225 No Reserve [update: July 2, 2013]
This car is an outstanding and rare example of an original French built Alpine Renault A110 1600 S. In Summary, a rare opportunity to acquire a very original unmolested A110 1600S in superb order both cosmetically and mechanically!