As CVs go, this rolling expression of the talent of Parisian youngster Denis Meyrignac was a lot more effective than a couple of carefully-worded pages. He began work on it as a teenager, when he approached Alpine founder Jean Rédélé who generously agreed to gift him an Alpine A110 chassis and running gear on which to build his prototype.
JUN 23rd 2016
This Alpine A110 Coupe One‑Off Was Designed By A Teenager
Meyrignac had created a 1/5th scale model which he presented to Rédélé in 1969 and, after a number of setbacks, it would be 1977 before the completed car was ready to make its public debut. The Geneva Salon was its springboard and the car created worldwide interest.
After the car’s debut, Meyrignac found work with the Renault Formula 1 team on a freelance basis before being hired full-time by the French automotive design studio SERA. His work there touched 35 different cars, including a number of Audi models. When Renault Classic discovered that Meyrignac still had his prototype, the offered to restore it for its appearance on the Cartier Style et Luxe.