Lot 256 - 1975 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT 1800
|Odometer reading||66 miles|
|Result||Sold - £3,696|
Alfa Romeo's Alfetta name is synonymous with the post war 158/159 Grand Prix racing cars that became known as the 'invincible Alfetta' after winning every race entered in 1952. 30 years later, in 1972, Alfa Romeo re-introduced the Alfetta name with the introduction an all new saloon (Berlina); named such as the new car shared the transaxle and de Dion suspension design of the earlier race cars. The front suspension was all new thinking with a complex progressive rate set up which used torsion bars in place of the familiar coil springs of the earlier Giulias and Giuliettas. In 1974 a GT version was offered; designed by the stylist Giorgetto Giugiaro, the new Alfetta GT left little doubt as to the car's ancestry. With the gearbox at the rear coupled with the de Dion design and new front suspension, the Alfetta offered 50/50 weight distribution over both axles, giving the GT extraordinary stability at speed. In 1976, the GT, initially offered with a capacity of 1570cc (1.6 litre), was replaced by the 1779cc (1.8 litre) with the fuel filler-cap now visible, as well as the Alfa Romeo badging written above the number plate.
The left hand drive example presented today represents one of the first series with the narrow metal bumpers and an 1800cc engine developing 118hp. It is presented in silver with black interior and comes with its green history book and a Auto Club D’Italia Certificate dated 2011. These Italian sports cars are lively to drive offering typically good handling with their 1800 four-cylinder engine providing ample performance.
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