1982 Renault Alpine A310 V6 - Fabulous Example - on The Market For Sale by Auction
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Current owner John bought this vehicle three years ago from dealer Hofmann’s of Henley for £29,995 after seeing a ‘case history’ road and condition test in Classic & Sports Car magazine. It’s worth noting that at the time it was awarded 8/10 stars in terms of value, with the journalist stating that it: ‘Must be one of the nicest around, brilliant to drive and much better value than a rough 911 SC.’
That decidedly positive review was prior to further expenditure ensuring that this example is indeed one of the best around. A poorly maintained one can be a fragile beast – one you wouldn’t trust to spin round the corner. However, to prove that this is properly sorted is that John recently completed the Scottish Malts Reliability Trial (circa 1200 miles covered in total).
He says: ‘It’s a very good, robust and competitive car. We only missed a podium on the Malts as a jubilee clip on the cooling system worked its way loose.’ Having bought the car to do some rallies in it, he now has a hankering for something different and is eyeing up a Porsche 944. ‘If I’m honest I think I’m slower in a LHD car, and I’d prefer RHD – that’s pretty subjective, of course.’
When he bought the car it had an MOT, although Lord knows how as it was still on French plates and had the original European headlights in; new units were sourced with the help of the Renault Alpine Owners Club and eventually came from the Droop Snoot Group, as they’re shared with the Vauxhall Firenza (as well as the wedge-tastic Aston Martin Lagonda).
Immediately prior to coming to the UK, it was bought by a Brit with a house in France who then sold it to Hofmann’s. Before that it was a one-owner French car. There’s a documented speedometer change at around 48,000km, so in total the Alpine has now covered a still relatively parsimonious 85,000km.
Bodywork is very good, with no bubbles, crazing or lifting evident on the glass fibre panels. The only minor blemish we could find was a small paint chip above the Renault Alpine badge on the rear, but this can only be seen when the engine bay is open. With glass fibre bodies the difference between a good ‘un and a bad ‘un is usually immediately discernible, and it’s clear this is the former.
The plastic air intake vents behind the B-pillar are both crack free, while the black plastic bumpers and rubber rear spoiler are in good condition and un-faded. The headlight cover panels are protected by a clear plastic film protector although one has a crack across it. The four-stud Alpine alloy wheels are things of utter beauty, and all in lovely condition.
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