With funding from Dutch industrialist Sjef Vialle, Team Vialle Autogas entered four Alpine-Renaults in the European Rallycross Championships of 1977 and 1978. Allocated to Piet Kruythof, this is one of only two A110s thought to have been fitted with the ultra-rare Type 807-G4 engine. It featured twin overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, an aluminium cylinder block and dry sump lubrication, producing almost 200 bhp on twin Weber carburettors.
In 1977, Kruythof won the Dutch round of the European Championship en route to 7th place in the end of season GT class standings, whilst the following year wins in Belgium and Germany ensured that this improved to 4th. Capping an excellent year, Kruythof also took the 1978 Dutch title, the youngest driver ever to do so.
RM Sotheby's will be offering this example at their upcoming Paris auction on the 7th February 2018. The estimated value is between €140,000 - €180,000. For more information on this and other vehicles at the sale, click on the link below. Photos: Tom Gidden ©2017 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's.