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£5,610

Auction Coys at Alexandra Palace October 2016

Lot Details

Lot Number 101
Reg. Number UK Registered
Chassis Number AR0002860
Year 1974
Make Alfa Romeo
Model Alfetta

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Description

Introduced in 1974 the Alfetta GT was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro at Italdesign and Alfa Romeo. It had a much more sporting appearance than the saloon with a drag coefficient of 0.39 and one of its quirkier details was the positioning of the instruments, the rev counter was directly in front of the driver, whilst the speedometer and other gauges were in the centre of the dashboard.

It was initially only available with the 1.8 litre (1,779 cc) version of the Alfa DOHC 4 cylinder Engine and featured a chain driven 8 valve twin overhead cam cylinder head of cross-flow design. In 1976 with the final phasing out of the earlier 105 Series cars – GT 1300 Junior and GT 1600 Junior and 2000 GTV, the 1.8 Engine was discontinued in favour of the 1.6 litre (1,570 cc) and 2.0 litre (1,962 cc).

Imported recently from Italy, this incredibly rare Alfetta GT 1.8 rolled off the production line in August of 1974, destined for Lecce, Southern Italy, where it spent much of its life. As with other Alfetta GTs, this delightful car was fitted with the 1779cc Twin OHC engine, a 5 speed gearbox, and 14” Campagnolo alloy wheels.

Finished in Rosso Red with grey/black cloth trim and restored in Italy before being imported to the UK, this rust-free example is presented in good condition throughout with exceptionally nice paintwork and a lovely interior.

This Alfetta is said to drive exceptionally well and is offered with a UK MoT certificate and V5 document. We believe this entry level GT car represents excellent value in the current market, with good potential for future growth.


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