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.

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

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). 

The original was stripped of all reuseable parts

 

The steel chassis was removed from the body

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

 

Chassis repaired & ready for sandblasting & powdercoating

 

 

Colin Stark’s A110 group 4 body ready for moulding

 

 

Mould taking shape

 

 

The completed mould after removal from original body

Upper mould assembled

The new floor pan

New body after moulding & assembly

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

New body fitted with doors & rhd dash assembly

Body after painting in factory rally colours

Chassis ready for refitting

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

Anatomy of the engine

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

Modified cylinder head

Engine installed

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

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

Martin ellul completed the car in 1500 hours

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

first drive 14th april 2005