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Top 10: Classic cars at the Grand Prix de Tours

More than 450 classics gathered in the French town of Chinon this weekend for the annual Grand Prix de Tours. The event, held in the Loire Valley, ran over the weekend of June 25-26 and comprised of a classic car rally on the Saturday and a parade along the town’s streets on Sunday.

Star of the show was ‘Le Tank’ – a Butagtti Type 32 that first raced at the 1923 Grand Prix de Tours – but an eclectic selection of classics came from all over Europe, ranging from pre-war to modern. Here are just ten of our favourites.

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Renault-Alpine A310

There were a couple of Renault-Alpines at the event, including a 1960s A110. But this A310 (one of which won the French rally championship in 1977) caught our eye. Prices for these range from sub-£10k for a project to £40k for a minter, but if you're seriously thinking about investing make sure you inspect the condition of the chassis under all that glassfibre bodywork.


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