Lot 140 - 1971 Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce
|Odometer reading||9,885 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £16,000|
|Result||Sold - £9,212|
- Ideal restoration candidate
- Grey rust protection applied before storage
- Bertone design
The first of Alfa Romeo’s Bertone styled coupés, the 1.6 litre Giulia Sprint GT, was launched in 1963. Mechanically the stylish new 2+2 was much the same as the Giulia TI sports saloon, featuring a five-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension, coil-spring live rear axle and disc brakes all round. A 1300 model, the GT Junior, arrived in 1966 and the range was further extended the following year by the launch of the 1750 GTV, the latter powered by a 1799cc, 118bhp version of Alfa’s classic twin-cam, four-cylinder engine, in a four-headlight version of the existing bodyshell running on 14-inch wheels. A short-lived but nevertheless popular model, the 1750 GTV underwent a minor mechanical and styling revision part way through production before being replaced by the 2000 version in 1972. More powerful than the 1600 but sweeter running than the 2000, the 1750 is the choice of the Alfa Romeo enthusiast who knows their GTVs. Driver’s cars par excellence in the Alfa tradition, Bertone’s timelessly elegant Giulia coupés are among the most exciting sports saloons of the 1960s and today all versions are highly sought after.
Delivered new to South Africa, this desirable and sought after right hand drive GTV made its way to the UK in 2003. Built in September 1971, the car appears to have been used regularly until its export to the UK with the included South African tax disc showing it was valid until the end of May 2002. Since arriving in the UK, the car has had four owners including the vendor, with the supplied MoT test certificates showing it was on the road for the majority of that time. The car was put into storage in 2017 with the plan being to fully restore the car to a concours level. At the time the owner covered the car’s red paint in a special grey, (and easily removable), plastic paint to protect the car from rust. This lovely little Alfa is reported to be in good mechanical condition, running and driving well before it was put into storage. The restoration never happened though and was subsequently taken on by the vendor who saw the car as a great base for a restoration. However, a change of plans means that he is no longer going to see the project through and so has decided to move the car on.
Supplied with V5C registration document, service history file, past MoT test certificates and import documentation. Appearing to be very solid and complete car, this wonderful little Alfa would certainly make for a great project whether it just be recommissioned, or subject to a full restoration.
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