Alpine A310 V6 «POISSON DIEPPOIS» L’unique Alpine A310 V6 des 24 Heures du Mans 1977 et 1978 1974

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Alpine A310 V6 «POISSON DIEPPOIS» L’unique Alpine A310 V6 des 24 Heures du Mans 1977 et 1978 1974
Legendary car still equipped with its 1977 Le Mans engine ! Clear history and great restoration in 2018 by Equipe Europe In the hands of its first and only owner/pilot for 40 years Already registered for Le Mans Classis 2020 High performance, unique and beautiful Few cars can pretend of being famous for their livery, track record, history, performance or rarity. The Alpine A310 V6 that we have the honour of presenting in auction today is one of them ! At the beginning of the history : Starting as the first A310 V6 factory prototype, the legendary pilot Mauro Bianchi participated at its development. Indeed, in 1974 the A310 appeared under-powered, so Alpine decided to fit a prototype engine, developed by a new team of young engineers from the Renault Gordini factory in Viry Châtillon. Starting from the V6 PRV engine block, the engineers are going to develop a very light 2.8 litre engine with Lucas injection, with specific cylinder heads and a racing type distribution system developing 300hp, twice the power of a stock PRV! A ZF gearbox from the A210 Le Mans prototypes and a lighter 310 1600 body complete the package. Equipped in this way, it has been assigned to Mauro Bianchi, pilot and developer of the Dieppe brand. From the very first laps of the winter 74/75 on the Dijon track, the car proves to be ultra efficient to the point of turning 3 seconds faster than the best GTs of the moment! The results are there but the budgets are too important, Renault then decides to stop the project and put this factory prototype back in a corner of the competition department... A man: We are in 1975 when a technical inspector at the after-sales service of the Dieppe brand discovers the prototype, stored well out of sight. Named Bernard Decure, he manages, thanks to the help of Mauro Bianchi, to acquire it on April 14, 1976, but without his «Boudy ZGS1» engine which had returned to Viry Châtillon. Recogniz
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