If you’ve been on the hunt for a car that is exotic, handcrafted, exclusive, yet affordable this Mexican built 1971 Alpine A110 GT4 Dinalpin might be the car for you. These cars were handcrafted in Mexico and only 118 were ever built. This beautiful example is currently in Coahuila, Mexico and can be found here on eBay.
This car has fantastic lines and looks more like an Italian car then a French one, but it still has a bit of French quirkiness. We are sure this car would grab a lot of attention at any car show and it would likely be the only one there. This car is number 99 of the 118 built in Mexico and is supposedly a documented car. These cars a typically very affordable and usually trade hands for under $15,000 for clean drivers.
This car has been well cared for over the years and is in good shape. The interior looks to be original and is in nice condition. The seller’s English isn’t the best, so the listing is a bit difficult to follow, but from what we understand everything is in working order.
Like most Renaults of the era, the engine is stuffed in the back of the Dinalpin. This makes it difficult to see the engine, but what is visible looks clean. The small 1.3 liter Renault straight 4 only produces about 120 hp, but this is the same engine used in the other Alpine A110s and is often tuned for rally use. Finding mechanical parts for this car shouldn’t be too difficult, as they use standard Renault parts. Body parts might be more challenging to find, but the body it’s self is fiberglass and should be repairable.
The A110 has become extremely popular for use in historic rallies and this car is eligible for nearly any event one would want to enter. Given its condition, it wouldn’t take much to get it rally ready and would make for a fun entrant. And with its advanced six shock suspension design, should provide tons of fun on twisty back roads.
This car is in wonderful condition and appears to be ready to enjoy. Being that the car is located in another country, we would be sure to go see it in person before paying out any money. We would also check on bringing it into the country. Importing and licensing older cars is fairly simply nowadays, but we would still check on it before buying it.