Classic Car Catalogue

Alpine 1963

  wb: 4cyl.
845 cm³
40 ch
4cyl.
845 cm³
50 ch
4cyl.
904 cm³
50 ch
4cyl.
904 cm³
55 ch
4cyl.
998 cm³
70 ch
4cyl.
956 cm³
51 ch
4cyl.
956 cm³
55 ch
berlinette TdF 2100 mm - A-108/845 - A-108/904 A-108/998 - A-110/956
cabriolet 2100 mm A-108/845 - A-108/904 - - A-110/956 -
coupé 2100 mm A-108/845 - A-108/904 - - A-110/956 -
coupé 2+2 2170 mm A-108/845 - A-108/904 - - - -
coach GT4 2270 mm - - - - - A-110/956 -

France


A-110 GT4

The range of sports cars from Alpine is getting bigger and more exciting every year. The company started in 1955 with a modest little coupé made of fibreglass which was bonded to the Renault 4CV platform. Now they offer five different body styles built on their own chassis with all independent suspension.
New for 1963 is a 4-cylinder 956 cc engine originating from the Renault R8 which has a five-bearing crankshaft. Models equipped with this unit are designated A-110.
The unmistakable star of the range is a coupé called A-110 berlinette Tour de France. The body of this model has been modified for this model year, having a greater glass surface, simplified rear wheel arches and redesigned bonnet. Thanks to a new arrangement of the radiator the rear is now much more elegant. Gone are the chaotic air scoops, vents and large grille. Instead there are only two discreet air intakes on top of the rear wings and stylish, horizontal rear lights. Inside there is a new dashboard with two large, sporty dials. The old A-108 remains in its previous form.
The GT4 has a longer wheel base to accommodate two extra seats. It is a development of the coupé 2+2. The front part of the body remains but the rear has been completely re-designed. It is available exclusively as A-110 with the new five-bearing engine.
The coupe 2+2 was discontinued this year.


A-110 berlinette Tour de France


A-110 berlinette Tour de France


A-110 GT4


A-110 cabriolet


A-110 GT4


A 110 berlinette Tour de France


A-108 coupé


A-108 berlinette Tour de France


A-108 berlinette Tour de France


A-108 coupé 2+2

 

M. 63 wb: 2300 mm 4 cyl. 996 cm³ 100 ch  
           

 

Victories:
       
         
Entries and results:
  24h Le Mans 15-16.06-1963 Entrant: Results: Index:
#   chassis #     gen. class perf. eff.
48 M 63 1702 Rosinski/Heins Alpine acc. - - -
49 M 63 1701 Richard/Frescobaldi Alpine fail. - - -
50 M 63 1703 Boyer/Verrier Alpine fail. - - -


M. 63 during tests at Le Mans.

In November last year Jean Rédélé signed an agreement with Renault allowing him to use the 1-litre Gordini engine for his new racing car. Preparations of the prototype were already well advanced. The engine is joined with a 5-speed gearbox and located in the back between the axles. With two camshafts it develops about 100 b.h.p. allowing a top speed of 230 km/h. The car has all independent suspension and disc brakes all around. Due to regulations the original tubular frame had to be replaced by a standard chassis which unfortunately lacks rigidity.
The new car made its debut 19th of May at Nürburgring driven by José Rosinski where he set a new speed record in its class.
Encouraged by this success Jean Rédélé entered three cars into the famous 24-Hour Le Mans race in June: No. 48 driven by Jose Rosinski and Bino Heins, No. 49 by René Richard and Piero Frescobaldi and No. 50 by Bernard Boyer and Guy Verrier. Unfortunately none of them managed to finish the race. Bino Heins slipped on spilled oil and hit a telephone pole. His car caught fire and the driver died. The other two cars suffered from mechanical failures.
 


José Rosinski at Nürburgring.
 


Société Automobiles Alpine, M 63, chassis #1702, engine: Renault 996 cm³ (José Rosinski / Bino Heins) at 24h Le Mans.


Société Automobiles Alpine, M 63, chassis #1701, engine: Renault 996 cm³ (René Richard / Piero Frescobaldi) at 24h Le Mans.


Société Automobiles Alpine, M 63, chassis #1703, engine: Renault 996 cm³ (Bernard Boyer / Guy Verrier) at 24h Le Mans.


Three weeks after the 24 Hours of Le Mans a new open body Alpine M.63 made its appearance at the Trophies D'Auvergne, driven by José Rosinski. He mamaged to secure himself the Champion de France "Sport" title.