Renault Alpine A110 1600S (ex works)
The Alpine was officially exported through the Renault distribution network in the major European countries (including Italy) ; this car was the first A110 1600 S imported, in 1971, in Italy (former French plate 9934XA75) ; first Italian owner: Renault Italy. The Italian branch of Renault announces its importation with a press release dated February 9, 1971. Used by Renault for the road test and dynamic tests by the specialized monthly “Quattroruote”; which published it in the March 1971 issue of an article that enhances its performance and sporting behavior, to the detriment of the comfort and soundproofing of the passenger compartment. The famous navigator Cica Lurani posed together with the car for the magazine "Il Pilota" ; it was also the basis for the first model of these cars built in Italy. The car was then sold to be used for competitions. In the early 1980s, being no longer competitive in speed competitions, it was transformed into a slalom car; for the Supergara stable in Alba, which saw Giovanni Bormida and Emilio Rizzi among its drivers; . Last Slalom race: Aosta 6/9/1998 Cited, with numerous photos, in the book "Alpine Renault A110, Les Blues Italiennes" by Francesco Panzarotto.