Launched in 1963, the first of Alfa Romeo’s Bertone-styled coupés – the 1.6-litre Giulia Sprint GT – featured classically stylish four-seater coachwork designed by Bertone’s Giorgetto Giugiaro, though this was now manufactured not by Bertone but at Alfa’s new factory at Arese. Beneath the skin, the new two-door coupé utilised the recently introduced 105-Series Giulia TI saloon’s five-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension, coil-sprung live rear axle and – early cars excepted – all round disc brakes.
This original Right Hand Drive Veloce was manufactured in Alfa Romeo’s factory in Arese, Milan, Italy on 17th May 1968, destined for Bahrain in the Persian Gulf. The GTV was repatriated back into the UK some years ago, and placed into dry storage. Whilst in very sound condition, the Alfa was refinished in its original colour scheme of Bianco Spino, and the interior retrimmed in Skai Nero Black interior. A carpet set was also fitted, as was a new headlining, but the Alfa still retains many original fittings such as the wood-rimmed steering wheel, 1779cc twin cam engine, five speed gearbox, stainless steel bumpers and 15” steel wheels. We understand mechanically the car is very strong, with a lovely engine and gearbox, recent attention to the braking with many new parts, and a recent engine service.
With an indicated mileage 97,340, believed correct, this is a really good driving car which we are sure will provide many days of driving fun for its next owner.