We're thrilled to introduce the newest gem in our exclusive car collection: the iconic 1974 Alpine Renault A110, fondly referred to as a "Berlinette." This legendary sports car, celebrated for its agility and rallying success during the 1960s and '70s, has now found its place among our cherished automobiles.
This rally car has solidified its enduring acclaim. Admired for its distinctive design, exceptional performance, and an impressive track record of victories in the rallying circuit, it serves as an emblem of excellence within the sport. Iconic figures such as Michèle Mouton, Bernard Darniche, Jean-Pierre Nicolas, and Jean-Luc Thérier, all etched in the annals of rally racing history, took the wheel of this extraordinary vehicle at various points in time.
One of the standout features of the A110 was its lightweight construction. Sporting a fiberglass body mounted on a steel backbone chassis, this low center of gravity architecture significantly contributed to its agility and overall performance.
Additionally, the vehicle showed off remarkable components, including an 1,800-cubic-centimeter Works racing engine equipped with dual 45 DCOE Weber carburetors and a Devil header and exhaust system. It also featured a five-speed manual transmission, a four-joint suspension, R17 brake calipers and rotors, a front-mounted radiator, and a modern fuel cell. The car gracefully rolled on a set of 13-inch Gotti modular four-bolt wheels, equipped with Avon tires.
The A110 Rally Car's storied history includes victories in events like the Monte Carlo Rally, solidifying its status as an icon in the world of rallying. During your visit to our museum, pause for a moment to admire the skill, engineering, and passion that characterize this extraordinary creation.