Dive Head-First Into French Obscurity With this Renault Alpine GTA

It doesn't get much stranger than this thing.

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If your goal in life is to confuse onlookers with your car, then this Renault Alpine GTA might be your best bet. It was never sold here in America, and built in extremely low numbers. It looks unlike anything else on the road, and has its engine in the rear like a Porsche 911. This one's . You should buy it.

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According to the seller's listing, this car was originally sold new in Japan, before being imported to Canada. From there, it eventually made its way into the US under the 25-year import law. Despite the international ownership history, it's only been driven 31,203 kilometers (19,388 miles) since new. Power comes from a rear-mounted 2.5-liter turbocharged V6 sending power to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transaxle.

Judging by the pictures, the car looks to be in pretty good condition, with straight panels, even paint, and a well looked-after interior. The quirky dashboard looks to be in good working condition, and even comes with a modern aftermarket head unit. The engine bay, underside, and spare tire well seem clean as well.

The car is with a Buy It Now price of $27,500 or best offer. Considering how few of these cars pop up for sale in the US, it's hard to judge what a fair price would be. But this example seems to have been looked after extremely well, so if any Alpine GTA is worth nearly $30,000, it's this one.

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