Lot 248 - 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTC
|Chassis Number||AR 760070|
|Engine Number||AR 00512 68816|
|Odometer reading||87,264 miles|
|Estimate||£30,000 - £38,000|
The Giulia 105 series coupe was first shown to the motoring press on the 9th September 1963 at the new Arese works in Milan and was mechanically based on the TI saloon (Berlina). Designed by Bertone, the new coupe was known as the Giulia Sprint GT. The power unit was classic twin cam engine of 1570cc displacement with drive was through a five speed gear box. Power output of 106 bhp and top speed of 112mph was achieved. In 1965 a convertible version was introduced. Although the coupes were designed by Bertone, the new design by Carrozzeria Touring offered open motoring with a folding top and four seats. The bodies were initially manufactured at the Alfa Romeo works in Arese and supplied to Touring of Milan where the roof was removed, hoods fitted and extra strengthening of the shell added. This model was known as the Giulia Sprint GTC. Mechanically the GTC kept running gear of the coupe with its 1570cc 106bhp engine and delightful five speed gear box.
Only 1,000 Giulia Sprint GTC's were produced over a period of two years and on offer today is number 70, an even rarer righthand drive UK supplied example. A supporting extract from the original green log book from 1969 is stamped 'Surrey District Council'. Only 100 righthand drive units were manufactured and it is thought that there are less than ten surviving right hand drive cars left in the world today.
This Rare Italian has coachwork finished in red with a black interior complemented by red carpets. Originally supplied with steel wheels and chrome hub caps, the car now wears a new set of (Alfaholics) alloy wheels. Alloy wheels were originally available as a factory option on this model. A large history file accompanies this vehicle and within is a copy of an email & pictures from the owner who sold the car in the early 1970s. At some time later the car found its way to Canada as the service bills from 1991 support. It was repatriated in 1993 where it was owned by a Mr. Quinn of London. Service records show the mileage as 82,482. The car then passed to classic car dealers, Classic Chrome of London (still in business and remember the car) who sold it to a Mr. Baldwin also of London in April 1994. The car returned once more to Classic Chrome to then be sold to Mr. Scammell, the Managing editor of GMTV. Mr. Scammell enjoyed his Italian classic using Andrew Thorogood restorations for his servicing.
The car was taken of the road in 2000 for some much needed work. Since then, this rare beauty has under gone a complete restoration/refresh this includes rebuilt engine, transmission, axles, suspension fresh paint, new hood, carpets etc. As much of the original parts have been retained as possible, i.e., chrome, glass, seats, dash etc. The aim was to give the car a new lease of life and be true to the original as much as possible rather than build a new car. The only fault advised by the current owner is that the speedometer has ceased working; however, the owner will attempt to rectify this fault prior to sale.
This car awaits a lucky new owner who will no doubt appreciate the rarity. With plentiful specialist service and parts support by many companies within the UK and Europe, keeping this car on the road should present little difficulty. With a current MoT test certificate and road fund license, this car is ready to enjoy this summer and with four seats, your friends and family may enjoy the experience too.
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