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  Alpine A220
 

  Article Image gallery (89) Chassis (3) 1731 Specifications  
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Country of origin:France
Produced in:1968
Numbers built:8
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:March 29, 2016
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Chassis: 1731
The second A220 built ahead of the 1968 season, this car debuted at the Le Mans Test where Mauro Bianchi and Roger Delageneste set the fourth fastest time. It was then raced at Zeltweg and Le Mans but on both occasions, mechanical failure ended the charge early. In 1969, it was entered at Spa Francorchamps and Le Mans but again reliability issues thwarted the charge. The bodywork of chassis 1731 was then modified for the car to be used in road rallies. The tail was chopped off and this became the only road-registered A220. Retained by Alpine, it was later acquired from Renault by one of the team's original designers Jean-Pierre Buirette. Between 1984 and 2004, he meticulously restored the car to its former glory. Today, it is the only A220 in existence that retains the side-mounted radiators and the short tail bodywork used during the second half of the 1969 season. Following its restoration, it was shown at the Le Mans Classic and on the Alpine stand during the 2013 Retromobile. That same year, its second private owner car acquired the A220. He consigned the car to British dealer William I'Anson, who showed it at Retromobile again in 2018.

Chassis details
Manufactured in 1968
First owner Société Automobiles Alpine
License plate 4517 GN 76
Last known location American Private Collection
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  Article Image gallery (89) Chassis (3) 1731 Specifications