Lot 313 - 1974 Alfa Romeo GT Veloce (2.0 litre)
|Odometer reading||26,920 miles|
|Estimate||£20,000 - £24,000|
|Result||Sold - £22,400|
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 two-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.
Originally registered on 4th September, 1974, this genuine righthand drive example Alfa Romeo presents in very good order throughout. The current vendor purchased the 2.0GTV in March 2013 and has invested significant amounts of time and money, with invoices for many parts from Classic Alfa and, in recent times, DTR in Coulsdon, Surrey continued to help bring this Alfa to such a high standard. A documented full engine rebuild was carried out by DTR in May 2014 and she has covered some 4,000 miles since. Believed to be one of only six vehicles finished in Periwinkle blue and contrasting ‘Panno Nocciola’ interior, this Alfa Romeo is in a delightful colour combination. A letter from the Alfa Romeo Owners Club confirms this is a matching numbers example. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until November 2018, together with a history folder, this 2.0 GT Veloce is a splendid example and ready to be enjoyed immediately.
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