If you're in the market for a vintage Le Mans race car (who isn't, these days?), and want something a little different, why not consider this ultra-rare Alpine A220? According to the seller, its one of just five in existence, raced in-period as a works entry for Alpine in the 1968 and 1969 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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The A220 was an evolution of the the company's A210, equipped with a mid-mounted 290-horsepower 3.0-liter V8 connected to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transmission. The cars were largely unsuccessful in competition, but does that really matter now? Just look at it.
This particular example underwent a meticulous 20-year restoration from 1984 to 2004 by its owner at the time, former Alpine chassis designer Jean Pierre Buirette. According to the sellers, , this is the only Alpine A220 registered to drive on the road. It also comes with a spare gearbox housing and all the body panels necessary to convert it to longtail specification.
The selling dealer , but considering the racing history and rarity, don't expect it to be cheap.