Rare Renault Alpine up for sale

Renault Alpine

Performance carmaker Alpine has made some fabulous French curios over the years, using Renault engines to build incredible racing machines before being bought out by the manufacturer in the 70s.
Now, an extremely rare 1977 Renault Alpine A310 has come up for sale from luxury car dealer Car Adviser in Doncaster.

This rarity of French automotive history is one of only 5,970 units of the A310 made and, according to the sellers advert it's so rare, it's the only one of its kind on sale in the world! It certainly stands out with its glaring green bodywork, distinctive headlights and striking angular lines.

Inside is just as '70s-sporty as you could wish for. Luxuriously upholstered in grey with enough dials and switches on the dashboard to make you think you're in a space shuttle.

When the A310 first came to the market in 1971 it was built with a four-cylinder engine, but in 1976 it was given a 'PRV' 2.7-litre V6 engine, co-designed by Renault, Peugeot and Volvo, and the same one used in the Delorean DMC-12. The V6 A310 boasted significant performance figures for the late '70s, with 150bhp, a top speed of 137mph and the ability to race from 0-60mph in 7.6seconds.

Alpine was founded in 1955, and built its motorsport pedigree by producing racing cars with rear-mounted Renault engines. In the 1970s Renault bought the company after it fell into financial problems, right at the height of Alpine's rallying fame thanks to the A310's predecessor, the A110.

Feel the desire for some retro French metal? This vision in green could be yours for just £22,990.

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