Lot 266 - 1987 Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo Evoluzione
|Engine Number||AR06158 000071|
|Odometer reading||49,000 km|
|Estimate||£19,000 - £27,000|
|Result||Sold - £21,000|
The Alfa Romeo 75 was produced between 1985 and 1992 and named to celebrate Alfa's 75th year of production. The 75 was commercially quite successful by the end of production in 1992, around 386,767 had been built and was the last model released before Alfa Romeo was acquired by Fiat. 500 examples of the Turbo Evoluzione were produced in spring 1987 to meet Group A requirements. Alfa Romeo and its racing department Alfa Corse raced the 75 Turbo Group A in the World Touring Car Championship in 1987 season. There were six official entries, two run directly by Alfa Corse. Team drivers included Formula One drivers such as Nicola Larini, Gabriele Tarquini, Alessandro Nannini, Jacques Laffite and Mario Andretti as well as World Sports car champion Jean-Louis Schlesser.
The road car had many modifications compared to the normal turbo model. The engine was down-sleeved to 1,762cc (normally 1,779cc) and while the claimed power is the same as in the standard turbo, this engine is better suited for power upgrades than the standard 75 Turbo engine.
Rumoured to be an ex-Alfa Corse car, this stunning example of the 75 Turbo Evoluzione was originally imported from Italy. Having covered just 46,000 Kilometres, this correctly presented 1987 car has been commented on by renowned Alfa Romeo specialist Alex Jupe Motorsport as one of the very best in existence. Not surprisingly, given its low mileage, the Alfa red coach work is un-faded and shows good depth of colour with the grey interior trim in excellent order. A well know car in AROC circles, this example was featured in Classic and Sports car in 2014. A comprehensive history file accompanies the 75 and the owner admits being an Alfista to having a heavy heart by letting the car find a new home.
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