"Since the 1950s, Amédée Gordini, known as ‘Le Sorcier’ for his almost magical ability to extract high power outputs from engines has been synonymous with performance versions of Renault saloons. In the late 1950s/early 1960s, competition tuned Dauphines did exceptionally well in many forms of motor sport. Their rallying victories were numerous and indeed, a Dauphine was the first car ever to win outright the three most important rallies of the day; the Tulip Rally (1957), the Monte Carlo Rally (1958) and the Alpine Rally (1959) while also enjoying considerable great success on the track. For several seasons the Dauphine dominated national 1,000cc classes around the world, carrying off overall and class victories in such events as the Mille Miglia, 12 Hours of Sebring and Tour de France.
Declared manufactured in 1960, this wonderful A610 Dauphine Gordini has been confirmed by the UK Alpine Club as a genuine Gordini, designated R1091 car. This Renault spent much of its life in Italy where it participated in the ‘Rally 4 Regioni’ in 2011 amongst many other events before coming to the UK in 2013. In 2013, the Gordini was treated to much recommissioning work and has more recently been fitted with a new Solex carburettor. Reported to run and drive well, this Gordini is presented in good order, the bodywork is good however it does show some signs of rally use. Fitted with a 670-05 type 850cc motor, this Renault is supplied with various sundry invoices, a current V5 registration document and has an original copy of the French registration documents contained in the history file. We are sure this little Renault will be bundles of fun for the new owner.
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