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Auction Ended:

Thursday, 03 June, 2021 - 16:00

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1970 Renault 10 Alconi

Paging through South African motorsport archives, the names Eric 'Puddles' Adler and John Conchie crop up on many occasions. More often than not because, under the banner Alconi and as part of the Ecurie Aquila team, they managed to make everyday cars into giant killers. Fiat, Simca and Ford Taunus list up alongside their names but the real action starts in 1966 with an Alconi R8 winning the South African Group 2 title for saloon cars. So impressive were the results and reliability that Alconi and Renault South Africa teamed up to offer clients road-going Alconi R8 and Alconi R10s fully backed by Renault head office and sold through its dealer network. ‘Alconi’ was a play on the combination and shortening of Adler and Conchie.

In road format Alconi got the R10 basics spot on with a lumpier than standard cam (ground by Piwie Buys), branch type exhaust and a twin-choke downdraft Weber carburettor. Initially the conversion was done by removing the engine and swapping out the camshaft but when it was discovered that the camshaft lined up perfectly with the rear number plate, Alconi starting punching a hole through the bodywork to extract/install the item.

Like Gordini, Alconi did offer optional Delta alloys but for those wanting an under the radar performance saloon, the steel/hubcap option seen on the 1966 Alconi pictured, it was the way forward. Only the subtle badge (a snake wrapped around a conrod/piston) gives a hint as to the improved performance.

This Example

Description by seller:

Good, solid body running on standard Renault 10 suspension and brakes but fitted with a  later 1400cc engine. It was a road car that the previous owner stripped out and prepared for historic racing by welding in a full roll cage and adding a Cobra race seat and safety harness. Wheels are AMW/Delta items as fitted to many of the period R8 Gordinis. Ideal car to compete in the Zwartkops Little Giants series, HRSA Pursuit Championship or the Cape Town-based Fine Cars. Has been in storage for a while so would benefit from a service and fluid flush before hitting the track.

This car is available to view by appointment in the Vaal Dam area.

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Lot Status


Quick Facts

Reference: LOT-000070
Seller: Private
Year: 1970
Manufacturer: Renault
Model: 10 Alconi
Derivative: Race car
Service History: No Service History
Mileage: 0 Km
Engine Size: 1,300
Engine Type: Inline 4-cylinder
Fuel Type: Petrol
Transmission: 4 Manual
Layout: Rear engine - rear-wheel drive
Power Output: 60 BHP
Exterior: Blue
Interior: Black race seat

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Bidding Information - 1970 Renault 10 Alconi

Estimated Price Range:

R 100,000.00 - R 125,000.00

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Start Date:

Thursday, 27 May, 2021 - 06:00

End Date:

Thursday, 03 June, 2021 - 16:00


4 months ago

Good evening, I would like to offer 60 k for this car Kind regards Simon maxwell-jones

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