Alpine Timeline and Chassis ID:
January 1976: Alpine range of 5 door saloons first imported to the UK, having been announced in France in August 1975. These original cars were built by Chrysler in France, and sold in two versions;
GL 1294cc Series 705 with chassis #S6MC16P100000
S 1442cc Series 708 with chassis #S6MD16P100000
August 1976: UK imports from France ceased, and production of right hand drive cars began at Chryslers Coventory facility. There were no mechanical changes. The opening Chassis numbers were;
GL 1294cc Series 715/790 chassis #R6MC175100000
S 1442cc Series 725/791 chassis #R6MD17R100000
A new top line variant was introduced, the GLS
GLS 1442cc Series 728/792 chassis #R6MD17R100000
August 1977: Minor changes for 1978. A new model variant was introduced - the GL with 1442 cc engine. Opening chassis numbers for the 1978 models was;
GL 1294cc Series 715 chassis #R6MC18R100000
GL 1442cc Series 715 chassis #R6MC18R100000
S 1442cc Series 725 chassis #R6MD18R100000
GLS 1442cc Series 725 chassis #R6MD18R100000
December 1978: Introduction of LS model, available with either engine, but with least luxurious equipment, and lowest price.
- Model Year: 1976 (UK)
- Date Of Introduction:
- Unitary construction (Monocoque), 5 door hatch
- Boot capacity: 10 cu. ft. / 49 cu. ft.
- All models had fabric upholstery.
- Engine Specifications:
- Alpine GL:
- Alpine S:
- Alpine S:
- Unladen Weight:
- GL: 2318 lb.
- S: 2340 lb.
- GLS: 2359 lb.
- Vehicle Dimensions:
- Length: 13 ft. 11.1 inches
- Total width: 5 ft. 6.1 inches
- Height at kerb weight: 4 ft. 7.1 inches
- Wheelbase: 2746 mm 108.1 inches
- Turning Circle:
- Max Payload: