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-sprung 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 1,799cc, 118bhp version of Alfa’s classic twin-cam four housed in a four-headlamp version of the existing bodyshell running on 14′ – down from 15′ – 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. Driver’s cars par excellence in the Alfa tradition, Bertone’s timelessly elegant Giulia coupés are among the most exciting sporting cars of the 1960’s and today all versions are highly sought after.
A huge amount of money was spent with Alfa Romeo Specialists, Alfaholics, developing this wonderful fast road/track car. Fitted with a 2.0 Twin spark engine with programmable Omex ignition system running 45mm Webber carburettors on solid mounts, large core race radiator and oil cooler, recently subject to a full top and bottom end engine rebuild; it now develops a huge 190bhp. The car also benefited from a gearbox rebuild at this time. Fitted with aluminium foam filled race fuel tank with front to rear braided fuel lines and a Facet fuel pump, a 6-point roll cage, Sparco race seats and 4-point harnesses. With Alfaholics’ spring kit, lightened spring pans, lightweight wishbones, adjustable top arms, bushes, Spax shocks, upgraded anti roll bar and drop links, high spec 4 pot brake callipers, Girling master cylinder, rebuilt steering Box and 15′ Alfaholics GTA-R Wheels; this wonderful little Alfa Romeo is packed full of fun and offered at No Reserve.