Lot 187 - 1973 Alfa Romeo 2000 GT Veloce

Lot 187 - 1973 Alfa Romeo 2000 GT Veloce

Lot 187 - 1973 Alfa Romeo 2000 GT Veloce

Lot Number 187
Registration CNF 320M
Chassis Number AR2413125
Engine Number AR0651279275
Odometer reading 75,791 miles
Result Sold - £47,600
  • Fantastic condition
  • Very original
  • Superb history file

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 larger flexibility at higher revs is a feature of this 2.0 litre capacity engine. Externally a new horizontal front grille incorporated the Alfa shield and the rear wing line was revised giving a slightly sleeker look, ‘Biscione’ (serpent-eating-a-man), badges adorned the rear pillars and the rear light clusters were enlarged. The interior trim was revised with velour cloth material or leatherette for the seats and the instruments were grouped into one cluster to enable easier and quicker scanning of the instruments. Production ceased in 1976.

The Alfa Romeo archive confirms that this incredibly original and unmodified, time warp 2000 GT Veloce, was delivered new to Cyprus and then to its first owner, a Mr. Ghinis through the Demandes Brothers Alfa Romeo dealership in September 1973, (the Cypriot cars were an identical specification to the U.K. examples, even including the heated rear screen option). A publisher by trade, Mr. Ghinis used the car to travel Europe for work including trips to the U.K. Italy and Greece. The supplied original service coupon book shows service stamps in Bristol, Athens and Cyprus, verifying the cars early travels. Mr. Ghinis clearly saw the value in looking after his car, as can be seen by the condition it remains in today. Upon Mr. Ghinis’ death in 1999, his widow couldn’t bear to part with the car and thus kept it in storage for 15 years, until in 2014 when it was sold and brought to the U.K. (for the second time)! It was at this time the car underwent a sympathetic recommissioning with Alfa Romeo specialists Autodelta, that included a full brake overhaul, carburettor strip and rebuild along with a full service. Since then, the car has been owned by Alfa Romeo enthusiasts, who have spared no expense on maintaining the car’s incredible condition and originality. The entire structure and all the factory panels remain, as do all the factory spot welds. The condition of the bodyshell can only be described as exceptional with the sills, arches and valances all in excellent order. Looking around the car, it is hard to find fault. The interior, wheels and bodywork all present beautifully. The interior carpets are original, the dash uncracked and the seats unblemished. Indeed, the vendor reports the car to run and drive faultlessly, with the two litre twin cam engine pulling strongly. The substantial history files that accompany the car includes many original documents for its life in Cyprus and right up to the present day.

Supplied with a V5C registration document, sizable file of receipts, MoT test certificates and its original service books, handbooks and many other interesting items. An opportunity to acquire such an original and well documented 2000 GT Veloce is incredibly rare and as such, an opportunity not to be missed.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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