Jean Rédélé, a young racing driver and a Renault dealer based in Dieppe, France, was well-versed with the Renault 4CV. He knew the strength of this model as he travelled over 1 lakh kilometres. So he decided to make a fast car out of the Renault 4CV.
He asked well-known Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti to create the while he designed the rest of the car himself, including selection of the engine, gear type, etc. While almost all the parts were borrowed from the 4CV, Rédélé used the rear windscreen from the Renault made Fregate.
Under the bonnet was a 750cc Renault made engine that was tuned to give a power output of 21 hp. He named the car Alpine A106 after the Renault 4CV whose technical designation was 1062. The first car was put up for display at the 1957 Paris Auto Show.
He built about 100 of these until 1961 and finally laid the foundation of the brand Alpine, that was later taken over by Renault as an extension of their Racing division.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening model|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6 x 3 x 3|