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RENAULT AK90 1906 La Sarthe GP winner re-creation

  • Right Hand Drive
  • Manual, 4 speed
  • Petrol
  • 9000cc
  • 1906
  • Dark red
  • Private seller
  • Droxford, United Kingdom

Description

The 1906 Renault AK 90 is undoubtedly one of the icons in the history of motorsport.
It was the first winner of a Grand Prix competition at the new street circuit of La Sarthe with a length of 103. 18 km.
Ferenc Szisz won this first Grand Prix with the Renault AK90 at an average of 101. 195 km/ h.
As none of the original AK90s is known to survived, this unique re-creation was built by renowned restorers Jorge and Luis Penedo in Argentina using many original Renault parts from the same era. The whole project is fully documented with photographs.
The engine, chassis and axles are all of that period in Renault history, the innovative gearbox is the same used on the original racing cars and uses a unique four-speed-sequential-type of selector system.
The massive central radiator, perhaps the most characteristic piece of the AK90 built with more than 1, 200 pipes, was completely built from scratch and was far superior to any production car of the brand at the time.
The Historic Department of Renault Classic in France said that it’s the most faithful reproduction they had ever seen and a letter from them is included in the sale. This gives testament to how significant they feel this Renault AK90 is.
The Renault AK90 is an incredibly important piece of history and significant not only to French history but Motorsport History throughout the world.
In 2016 the car was the star in the Renault Classic stand at Retromobile in Paris, following on from that it toured that year to Le Mans Classic, Lossange Passion at Montlhéry circuit, the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Classic Days Schloss Dyck in Germany.
The car is located in Droxford, Hampshire, United Kingdom.• The car is located in Droxford, Hampshire, United Kingdom.
• Accurate re-creation of Renault's winner of the first ever Grand Prix of 1906.
• Built in Argentina by renowned restorers Jorge and Luis Penedo.
• Exhibited on the Renault Classic stand at Rétromobile in Paris and the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2016.

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Has the vehicle ever been imported?

Yes

Is there any outstanding finance?

No

Has the vehicle ever been declared a total loss?

No

Has there ever been any major structural issues which needed work?

No

Private seller

10 Listings since 2023

Vehicle location

Droxford, Hampshire, United Kingdom
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