Lot 110 - 1973 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV
|Odometer reading||66,311 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £17,920|
The Giulia 105 series coupé was first shown to the motoring press on 9th September 1963 at the new Arese works in Milan and was mechanically based on the TI saloon (Berlina). Known as the Sprint GT, later versions were introduced that included the GT Veloce and 1750 GTV. June 1971 saw the replacement of the 1750 GTV with the 2000 GTV, the new model being presented at Gardone. A larger displacement engine of 1962cc in the new 2000 GTV saw power increase over its predecessor that now gave 132bhp and a top speed of more than 120mph. The greater low speed torque and a larger flexibility at higher revs are two features of this 2 litre capacity engine. Externally, a new horizontal front grill incorporated the Alfa shield and the rear wing line was revised giving a slightly sleeker look, green cloverleaf badges adorned the rear pillars and the rear light clusters were enlarged. The interior trim was revised with velour cloth material for the seats and the instruments were grouped into one cluster to enable easier and quicker scanning of the instruments. Production ceased in 1976.
Offered today is a righthand drive example that was built on 22nd May 1973 and first registered in the UK a month later on 27th June. The car had three owners before being purchased by the current keeper on 1st December 1985 and has been garaged throughout his ownership. The car is supplied with a current MoT test certificate as well as numerous other test certificates that support the current mileage and has benefitted from regular maintenance; the car has been much loved over the years. Finished in the classic colour combination of red with a black interior, with the windows down, open her up and accelerate through the all synchromesh five speed gearbox and listen to that throaty roar of that classic twin cam engine. Who needs a radio?
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