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1971 ALPINE RENAULT A110 1300S

ALPINE RENAULT A110 1300S 1971

This Alpine A110 was rescued from a paddock in New Caledonia in 1991. It was stripped & in bad shape. In late 1991, 2 Alpine A110’s & an Alpine A310 4cyl were flown to Australia. Over the period of 14 years it was meticulously restored. Scroll down for a detailed look at the restoration process.

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Specifications

Motor Originally 1296cc, now bored & stroked to 1550cc equipped with 2x45DCOE Weber carburettors, bigger valves, modified cylinder head, rally camshaft, lightened & balanced producing 155bhp @ 7000rpm
Gearbox 5 speed (type 353) close ratio fitted with hewland locking differential
Brakes “Monte Carlo” big brake upgrade
Wheels Factory works “gotti bimetal” rally wheels 5.5x13 & 6x13
Chassis Single tubular backbone chassis. lightweight tarmac specification
Body Fibreglass lightweight “works” specification incorporating perspex rear & side windows
Weight 615kg (power to weight ratio 252bhp/1000kg)

The Restoration Process

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Body: The fibreglass body was severely damaged by the ravages of the sun (White/yellow car). A new body was needed. Colin Stark’s group 4 body shell was repaired to enable a mould to be manuafactured (blue car).

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The original was stripped of all reuseable parts

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The steel chassis was removed from the body

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The chassis was stripped. all rusted components were repaired or replaced

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Chassis repaired & ready for sandblasting & powdercoating

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Colin Stark’s A110 group 4 body ready for moulding

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Mould taking shape

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The completed mould after removal from original body

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Upper mould assembled

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The new floor pan

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New body after moulding & assembly

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The completed new body made to the same specification as the original works rally cars

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New body fitted with doors & rhd dash assembly

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Body after painting in factory rally colours

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Chassis ready for refitting

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An original fuel bladder was copied for the car. it is a 90 litre fia approved fuel cell

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Anatomy of the engine

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The modified cylinder block . bored to accept 80mm piston & sleeves

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Modified cylinder head

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Engine installed

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Seats, bumpers, trim were all made from scratch and are exact copies of original works items

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Andrew sinton built the car from new body shell to rolling car in 2000 hours

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Martin ellul completed the car in 1500 hours

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Owner phil sethna’s hearing the engine run for the first time

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first drive 14th april 2005