Lot 172 - 1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV
|Engine Number||Not known|
|Odometer reading||28,047 km|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £25,000|
|Result||Sold - £24,640|
The Giulia 105 series coupe 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 larger flexibility at higher revs is a feature of this 2.0 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.
This example started life in Germany, was subsequently exported to Madrid and imported by the current owner and registered in the UK on 15th November 2016. The coachwork finished in Azzurro Gabbiano metallic and sits upon a set of GTA replica alloy wheels shod with a set of tyres recently fitted. On further inspection, the undersides look very good whilst the upper coachwork is also in very good order with particular note given to the excellent panel gaps. The interior headlining, tan seats, door cards and carpets present very well indeed. Although this year of manufacture is MoT test exempt, the vendor assures us, that this 2000 GTV will arrive at the sale with a current and valid MoT test certificate. A small history file accompanies this Alfa Romeo and includes invoices of recent works having been carried out and its UK V5 registration document. These capable Bertone coupés, with their twin overhead cam engines, five-speed gearboxes and disc brakes on all four corners, are as beautiful and popular as ever and will surely stay that way in the eyes of any classic car or Alfa Romeo fan.
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