With Renault and the Caterham Group joining forces to build a new sports car under the renowned Alpine title, interest in the original 60’s sports car has received a fresh injection – with a growing appreciation for a car which found fame as a result of its rally pedigree in the early 1970’s. And to top it all, rally ace Roger Clark’s Gallic Alpine is coming to auction.

This Gallic example was first registered on 11th August 1972, to British rally legend Roger Clark – the first British competitor to win a World Rally Championship event when he triumphed at the 1976 RAC Rally, going on to receive a total of 40 national and international victories throughout his motorsport career.

Having covered just 70,000 miles in over 40 years, the stylish A110 Berlinette is a highly collectible – yet thoroughly usable – example of French automotive flair. Fittingly the original seats were replaced with rally style sports seats, whilst the 1289cc engine has recently been restored by marque experts.

Finished in blue with black trim – and the original seats supplied alongside the incumbent rally variants – the auction house is estimating offers in the region of £35,000 to £40,000.

For more information on Historics at Brooklands auction on Saturday November 24th check the website www.historics.co.uk.