Beginning Sun. Dec 26th through Mon. Jan 31st, Lane Motor Museum staff will resume indoor masking in public places, regardless of vaccination status. It will be RECOMMENDED that all guests wear a mask while visiting the museum.
Please note that the cars or exhibit items shown in this database are part of our collection but may not be on display when you visit.
The 4 cylinder Renault Alpine 310 was launched in 1972. Some consider the Alpine one of France’s best kept secrets–it was a more practical and cheaper alternative to the Porsche 911. The V6 engine, introduced in 1976, allowed the A310 to rival the best sports cars in Europe. With a mid-engine layout and fiberglass monocoque chassis, this car is very light (1800 pounds) and quite fast. It was hand-manufactured by Alpine in Dieppe, France, and marketed through Renault dealers. This lightweight 2+2 sports car made its debut as a luxurious replacement for the world-renowned rally winner, the Alpine A110. Jean Redele, the Alpine's creator, raced the Renault 4CV. He believed he could be more competitive by replacing the steel body with a lightweight aerodynamic fiberglass body. Thus, the original Alpine was born.