The Alpine A106 was the first of the light-weight glass-fibre bodied, rear-engined two-door coupés produced by Jean Rédélé. The car was based on mechanical components from the Renault 4CV. The emphasis was to be successful in competition.
In the summer of 1955 the first three Alpine A106s were presented to Renault CEO Pierre Dreyfus at Renault’s Billancourt factory.
From 1955 the A106 started to accumulate a succession of victories, and various performance enhancing options were offered such as Mille Miglia suspension following the A106’s participation in the infamous race. This used four shock absorbers at the back, and was the suspension system later used for the Renault 8 Gordini. In 1956 Jean Claude Galtier and Maurice Michy achieved a podium place and class victory for the A106 in the Mille Miglia race.
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