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    Shannons will be auctioning another A110 in Melbourne on 29 September. It is a 1972 1300 with an Alpine 5 motor and looks really nice. Last one sold for $110,000 which I understand went to Sydney and the buyer is now an RCCA member. So this offering might hit the same mark I wonder. See Renault A110 Alpine 1300 Coupe (LHD) Auctions - Lot TBA - Shannons

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    Does any one know anything about this Alpine, history etc?

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    Not designed for someone with big feet ,that pic of the drivers foot well says it all,check how far the inner wheel well comes into the floor space ,reminds me of my old 4 cv ,the center tunnel reducing space even more

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    They are a toy, but like many others in this group I would love to have one, just they are way out of my league price wise. I expect I would have to put a 1600 and a front radiator in this one once I got it, but unless Lotto is kind it won't be happening.

    I drive my 4CV with size 11-12 feet,and my toe touches the top of the footwell. I need to choose my shoes carefully, but driving is OK. Runners are not a good choice. I have modified my accelerator pedal width to less than a third of original so as not to hit it and the brake together. It seems that my engine has enough power to skid the front wheels and just keep powering along.

    Colin Stark and John Hardy are two quite different shapes, and yet fit into their A110s well enough to even wear helmets at the various sporting events they enter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alan moore View Post
    They are a toy, but like many others in this group I would love to have one, just they are way out of my league price wise. I expect I would have to put a 1600 and a front radiator in this one once I got it, but unless Lotto is kind it won't be happening.

    I drive my 4CV with size 11-12 feet,and my toe touches the top of the footwell. I need to choose my shoes carefully, but driving is OK. Runners are not a good choice. I have modified my accelerator pedal width to less than a third of original so as not to hit it and the brake together. It seems that my engine has enough power to skid the front wheels and just keep powering along.

    Colin Stark and John Hardy are two quite different shapes, and yet fit into their A110s well enough to even wear helmets at the various sporting events they enter.

    I'm not small either and I've been in Hardy's car with him driving and you don't need seat belts because you don't move around. Getting in is amusing because you do it one at a time.

    This car is Colin Starks I think.
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    I have no trouble fitting into and driving mine - small frame, 5 ft 8" and 8 1/2 shoe size helps. Col showed how to get into one on Car Torque - head first if you are tall.

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    Why is this one at a guide price from $62K?
    Yes it has an A5 Motor however whats the downside?

    Might buy it myself if the last one went for $110K and the Chinaman was bagging it out as a replica, which it was partially.
    Might give Colin a call Monday.

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    Hi guys thanks for the input, Shannons now have some history on the auction add but no inspection document, I will watch with interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipb205 View Post
    Yes it has an A5 Motor however whats the downside?
    Me answer this for you Roundeye.

    That it's not the original.


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    Might buy it myself if the last one went for $110K and the Chinaman was bagging it out as a replica, which it was partially.
    A brand new reproduction RHD R5 1550 powered Alpine is a far cry from it's original LHD works 1300 roots.

    What I said was that it was being sold as the genuine thing, which it isn't, but more importantly to me is, if I was to pay a large sum of money for one, then I would be wanting to buy the real driving experience as it was when it was made, not a vastly improved example that drives nothing like it did in the day.

    Anyway, I just have a bug in my hair about rotted away old un-salvageable wrecks having their nameplate stuck on a reproduction and being sold off as the real item for obscene amounts of money, happens every week and I turn my nose up at it every time. I laugh when on the odd occasion the real car actually does get salvaged and suddenly there's 2 cars wearing the same numbers in existence!

    Oddly the car above seems to be far more original, engine aside, yet far cheaper, strange

    Anyway, you buy it and I'll hire it off you for the first year so I can make perfect reproductions from it.

    Oh and there's a now Yellow Alpine on the World market somewhere, I forgot where I saw it just last week, a beautiful road car.

    Oh here it is ..

    https://autos.yahoo.com/news/buy-ren...160052196.html
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    What I said was that it was being sold as the genuine thing, which it isn't, but more importantly to me is, if I was to pay a large sum of money for one, then I would be wanting to buy the real driving experience as it was when it was made, not a vastly improved example that drives nothing like it did in the day.

    Just don't get it. Vastly improved and cheaper? Win win?
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    The description of the car is not quite accurate, it says "arrived in 1962 sharing the same mid-engined layout" this is not true, it is a rear engine car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kram View Post
    Me answer this for you Roundeye.

    That it's not the original.



    What I said was that it was being sold as the genuine thing, which it isn't, but more importantly to me is, if I was to pay a large sum of money for one, then I would be wanting to buy the real driving experience as it was when it was made, not a vastly improved example that drives nothing like it did in the day.

    Anyway, I just have a bug in my hair about rotted away old un-salvageable wrecks having their nameplate stuck on a reproduction and being sold off as the real item for obscene amounts of money, happens every week and I turn my nose up at it every time. I laugh when on the odd occasion the real car actually does get salvaged and suddenly there's 2 cars wearing the same numbers in existence!

    Oddly the car above seems to be far more original, engine aside, yet far cheaper, strange

    Anyway, you buy it and I'll hire it off you for the first year so I can make perfect reproductions from it.

    Oh and there's a now Yellow Alpine on the World market somewhere, I forgot where I saw it just last week, a beautiful road car.

    Oh here it is ..

    https://autos.yahoo.com/news/buy-ren...160052196.html
    The description says "A genuine rally legend"

    This car up for auction is LHD unless the pics are a mirror image.

    This car is a Spanish built car and not from the factory in Dieppe, that is probably why it is cheaper.

    A brand new reproduction RHD R5 1550 powered Alpine is a far cry from it's original LHD works 1300 roots.
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    Now listed by Shannons for auction on 29 September in Melbourne with presage estimate of $62000 to $70000. Has some defects so download the inspection report. None of the defects seem insurmountable so should be a good buy.See Renault A110 Alpine 1300 Coupe (LHD) Auctions - Lot 31 - Shannons

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    It's made in Spain, not original, with some defects, should be 45 to 55 K MAX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROSCO53 View Post
    It's made in Spain, not original, with some defects, should be 45 to 55 K MAX.
    Most Alpine A110 are not original.

    The factory cars had a variety of engines and engine sizes.
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    goodness!

    1. anyone buying this would be a member of the cognoscenti & unlikely to under any illusion as to what's being bought; &
    2. as earlier remarked elsewhere, it's worth just what someone will pay for it by reference to what that person values re originality, modifications & so forth.

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    The 1972 Alpine A110 1300 that was for sale at Shannons was passed in at auction on 29 September but was sold privately after the auction to a Melbourne buyer and the seller is happy with the sale price. The rare split screen VW kombi camper imported from the USA sold for $74,000 well above its expected sale price.

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