Alpines Reach New Rally Heights

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Kyosho 1973 Alpine Re­nault A110 Road and Race


1:18 | $150 to 165

The Re­nault-pow­ered Alpine A110 was the right car at the right time, when the FIA cre­ated the World Rally Cham­pi­onship in 1973. The lit­tle rear-en­gined “Ber­linette” had al­ready made quite a name for it­self in re­gional rally com­pe­ti­tion, thanks to its strong steel back­bone and ul­tra-light (un­der 1,400 pounds) weight. Even with just 160hp, per­for­mance was im­pres­sive, and the A110 won six races in the in­au­gu­ral cham­pi­onship sea­son, eas­ily tak­ing the ti­tle. The last of these wins was the Tour de Corse— one of the two ver­sions Kyosho mod­els here in 1:18. There is also a road-go­ing A110 1600S, and the solid blue paint re­ally shows off the beau­ti­ful Gio­vanni Mich­e­lotti–de­signed body­work. En­gine and in­te­rior de­tail makes this among the most de­tailed Alpine mod­els out there.

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