Lot 231 - 1978 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV 2000
|Odometer reading||106,000 miles|
|Estimate||£7,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £8,960|
The new Alfetta was released in 1972 with a mechanical layout which was reminiscent of the late 1930s and 1940s Alfetta 158 and 159 Grand Prix cars and still had the twin overhead cam engine of the earlier post-war Alfas. What linked them to the racing Alfettas was the shifting of the clutch and gearbox assembly to the rear of the car and the attachment of the gearbox to the differential. This transaxle assembly was located to the complex DeDion rear suspension that incorporated coil springs and telescopic shock absorbers. The progressive-rate front suspension used torsion bars in place of the familiar coil springs of the earlier Giulias and Giuliettas. The design gave a near 50/50 weight distribution throughout the car which resulted in the car having exceptional handling characteristics.
This is a beautiful example of an early 1978 chrome bumper GTV 2000 Alfetta GTV and is presented in near unmarked silver coachwork with contrasting grey with purple velour interior. Originally registered in August 1978, this Alfetta has a fantastic documented history from new and, we are informed, has been maintained to the highest standard irrespective of cost. This particular vehicle, owned by the current vendor since 1990, has had a fully documented restoration by the legendary Mike Spenceley in 2011-2012 and then re-commissioned by Autodelta at huge expense, including brakes and suspension being largely renewed. This GTV is also boasting quite unique specifications which include: period Smith electric windows, air conditioning (but not a Strada) and rare Momo Alloy wheels. Offered with original sales brochures, original service book, handbooks and a great and comprehensive history, this is perhaps represents a chance to revive your 80's childhood memories and join a club of true Alfista's.
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