Classic Car Catalogue

Alpine 1956

  wb: 2100 mm 4cyl.
747 cm³
21 ch
747 cm³
30 ch
747 cm³
40/42 ch
A-106 coach 2-dr 1062 1062-S 1063
Mille Miles
A-106 cabriolet       – prototype


Very successful in sport and in the market the Alpine with a plastic body, designed by Michelotti is based on the Renault 4CV. The cheapest version costs 830.000 F. The most powerful model Mille Miles can be fitted with five-speed gearbox and costs around 1.097.000 Francs depending on the specification.
At the Paris Motor Show in October the coupé which, in France is called coach, received a larger windscreen. The greatest news however was a new convertible by Chappe & Gessalin exhibited on the Alpine stand. With the price of 989.900 Francs it will be a very competitive offering by this young company.

Renault Alpine convertible with restrained tail fins above the rear mudguards, and a detachable hard top designed by Cappe & Gessalin. It has a 4 c.v. engine increased to Dauphine capacity.
(Paris report, October '56)

Alpine cabriolet by Chappe & Gessalin at the Paris Motor Show.

Alpine coach model '57





F.I.A. World Sports Car Championship entries:

  Mille Miglia 18-29.04.56 (round 3) Results:
#       Entrant: gen. category class
7 A106 MM   Michy   54th T/GT750 1st T750 1st

Driving the A-106 Maurice Michy won its class at Mille Miglia with a record breaking average speed of 109,519 km/h.