Get on Craiglist right now. Click the word “post” at the top right of the screen. Then choose “for sale by owner” followed by “general for sale - by owner.” Put your cursor in the title box and type “LITERALLY EVERYTHING I OWN” in all caps, and get ready for the cash—which you’ll need to buy this amazing 1990 Renault Alpine— to come pouring in.
For sale right now on Bring A Trailer is a 1990 Renault Alpine GTA Turbo V6. No, it’s not the A110 you’ve been drooling over since the moment you were conceived, but—based on the photos from the listing—it’s absolutely lovely. Especially that shifter, which just flows down the driver’s side of the center console:
This one is a turbocharged 2.5-liter, 200 horsepower V6, which is mounted in the rear to a five-speed manual transaxle, like the car gods intended. Lest some of you old-timey yanks think anything with fewer than eight cylinders isn’t worth a damn, just listen to this magnificent machine growl:
God that sounds incredible. And with a curb weight about 2,600 pounds, the fiberglass-bodied French sports car isn’t exactly slow (well, maybe it is by today’s standards).
You can read more about the rear-engine, rear-wheel drive coupe’s condition on the Bring A Trailer listing. But suffice it to say: it’s time to sell it all. All of your possessions. Maybe your organs. And maybe even some bodily fluids. Just look at that machine. And listen to it. You need it.