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    200% More Power: 1967 Renault Dauphine Gordini w/ Alpine Upgrades

    This 1967 Renault Dauphine Gordini packs 108 HP in back–exactly 200% more than stock. A retrofitted 5-speed gives an extra gear, big brakes balance out the hefty power increase, and the car looks great with aggressive, period sports seats and Alpine A110 wheels. It will need some light going-through due to sitting for the past three years, but is described as “conditionally roadworthy” in the meantime. Find it here on eBay in Markt Rettenbach, Germany with no reserve.

    Photos are a bit cramped due to being taken inside some sort of garage or showroom, the photographer blocked here on the Dauphine’s right by an amazing-looking Venturi Atlantique–check out the full listing for a quick glimpse or two. The car is said to have been previously restored, but details are limited. What can be seen looks to be in excellent condition, and those three-lug Alpina wheels are just incredible underneath gently flared arches.

    Inside, a Moto-Lita wheel with Renault horn button complements deeply-bolstered, period-perfect sports buckets, and things are further brightened by excellent red door trim panels and a trio of dash-mounted auxiliary gauges to the right.

    In back, a rather excellent-looking motor wears big twin-choke Webers, a tubular header, and an Alpine rocker cover, the seller quoting a relatively monstrous 108 HP. Both standard and Gordini Dauphines ran the same 845cc Ventoux four, factory-rated at 27 and 36 HP, respectively. The translated German language ad seems to suggest that this one came from an R5, though displacement isn’t noted. Elsewhere, an upgraded coolant system (featured prominently below), upgraded 5-speed gearbox, and unspecified big brakes are noted as well. Check out the generic VW/Audi coolant tank.

    At just over 1,400 pounds, this car should move quite well with 100+ HP driving the rear wheels, and look great doing it, too.


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    108bhp gross is quite plausible from a modified 1397cc R5 Alpine motor with twin DCOEs. Standard, it's 93bhp with a thin throat downdraft. My R5A with similar modification yields 65kw (87bhp) at the wheels (on that dyno, on that day, with particular standardisation assumptions) so, even with conservative power train loss assumptions we'd get around the 108. Mind you, I've never been sure what loss assumptions to make with the 330 transaxle set-up.

    Someone will enjoy it (& enjoy it more if the 13" front wheels are changed for 14").

    cheers! Peter

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