EUR 205,000JPY 25,098,150BGN 400,939CZK 5,154,520DKK 1,531,904GBP 175,650HUF 68,252,700PLN 866,432RON 979,962SEK 2,164,595CHF 220,396ISK 28,003,000NOK 2,025,810HRK 1,526,082RUB 14,029,913TRY 1,344,390AUD 331,854BRL 950,175CAD 298,582CNY 1,573,293HKD 1,775,116IDR 3,128,771,500ILS 790,500INR 16,170,912KRW 264,290,100MXN 4,295,611MYR 930,884NZD 346,552PHP 11,586,805SGD 307,726THB 6,907,065ZAR 3,284,469
Offered for: EUR 205,000
Pierre Agostini started racing in 1968 in a 1300 berlinetta bought from the preparer Bernard Collomb. Promising results encouraged him to enter the French Hillclimb Championship in 1969. His results also led to him winning the Alpine Challenge. Run by the event organisers and Jean Rédélé, the prize was no less than a new competition client berlinetta! He was duly given Alpine 1600CB, FIN 16692. He entered a few competitions in the car until it was badly damaged in Nice. As a consequence of this incident, he didn't race during the 1971 season.
Agostini then acquired a second 1600S, the car on offer here. This was a Type 1600VB (commercial name 1600S), series number 16808 and with body number 3692. It was built at the Alpine factory in Dieppe, in April 1970, one of forty-nine 1600VB and four 1600VA examples to be produced that month.
The car was delivered to the Renault division in Nice and registered 7052 RQ 06 on 12 August 1970. Pierre Agostini remembered buying the car from Jean Benaba, a well known driver from Nice. It was a competition client Group 4 car. While Group 3 related to the " GT production cars ", Group 4 were " upgraded GT cars ", in other words, these were the best rally cars of their day. It came with the following options :
1972 proved to be a dazzling year : some twenty hillclimb events entered, 5 class wins and a similar number of second places ! He regularly finished in the top ten overall. With a reputation for understanding his car, he focused on the set-up on his 1600 to win a few seconds over his competitors and friends. At the Mont Revard en Savoie hillclimb, he even recorded a quicker time than the official Alpine driver, Jean Pierre Nicolas, who was in a competition client 1600 that later sold to Jean Ortelli !
Agostini finished 18th in the 1972 French Hillclimb Championship, a significant result for an driver without assistance from the factory. This lack of support caused him to cut down his racing the following year. He was forced to retire twice following mechanical problems, and had a special slide throttle injection engine fitted by the preparer Funda, with a Kugelfisher mechanical gearbox. He demonstrated this outstanding engine set-up at the Le Pin hillclimb near Valence, where he finished 2nd in the group. By then #16807 was fitted with the wide, flat arches it still has today, so characteristic of this berlinetta.
In 1974, he entered the European Championship, and a 1st place in Group 4 at Mont Cenis in Spain put him at the top of the Championship ! The car was sold to a local racing driver, Serge Aghazarian, who enjoyed two seasons of hillclimb events in the Alpine 1976 and 1977. Still with the number 7052RP06, it was registered in March 1984 by a Madame Grunenwald from Nice, but the car was no longer driven competitively. Gérard Cancade from Saint Laurent du Var became the new owner in 1984, and he sold it in 1989 to a certain Pierre Labbé from Seine Saint Denis.
The following year, it was acquired by Mr Liset, who registered the Alpine 1715TX 92. He entered the car in a Poulain-Le-Fur auction at the Palais des Congrès, where it was bought by the current owner. In the meantime, the car had been restored to make it driveable on the road. It was fitted with lights, interior trim and Mod Plastia bucket seats. The car no longer had its injection engine, preferable for road use, but was equipped with a genuine Gordini engine from an A110, complete with factory identification plate. This was type 807-25, prepared as a1860cc engine. Rare for a competition car, the car still has its original body and chassis! On the body, this can be verified by the presence of the original rivets fixing the identification plates, and on the chassis by the number 3692 engraved in the usual place for competition cars. This is a " small " chassis typical of the 70 models, being " mixed " and capable of being used for a 1600 or 1300. This was a specific feature of the competition 1600S cars of this period. The difference between the small and large chassis can be found in the tubes at the back, a change motivated by participation in off-road rallies, a discipline not tried by #16807! The aviation-type fuel tank could be filled via a cap on the right-hand side, whereas the production models had a fuel tank in the front boot.
Finally, this berlinetta is equipped with removable wide Gotti Type 073R wheels.
#16807 is a genuine competition client 1600VB, with an impressive history in hillclimb competitions, driven by a well-known driver from Nice. Remarkably, it still has its original chassis and body.
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