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Lot 309 - 1987 Alfa Romeo 75 V6 3000cc Group N

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ESTIMATE £22,000- £27,000

Auction Autosport International January 2016
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Lot Number 309
Reg. Number EU Taxes Paid
Chassis Number ZAR162B60*03001257
Year 1987
Make Alfa Romeo
Model 75 V6 3000cc Group N

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The 75 was introduced in May 1985 to replace the Giulietta (with which it shared many components), and was named to celebrate Alfa’s 75th year of production. The body, designed by head of Alfa Romeo Centro Stile Ermanno Cressoni, was styled in a striking wedge shape, tapering at the front with square headlights and a matching grille.

The 75 featured some unusual technical features, most notably the fact that it was almost perfectly balanced from front to rear. This was achieved by using transaxle schema — mounting the standard five-speed gearbox in the rear connected to the rear differential (rear-wheel drive). The front suspension was a torsion bar and shock absorber combination and the rear an expensive de Dion tube assembled with shock absorbers; these designs were intended to optimize the car’s handling; moreover the rear brake discs were fitted at the centre of the rear axle, near the gearbox-differential group. The engine crankshaft was bolted directly to the two-segment driveshaft which ran the length of the underside from the engine block to the gearbox, and rotated at the speed of the engine. The shaft segments were joined with elastomeric ‘doughnuts’ to prevent vibration and engine/gearbox damage. The 2.0 L Twin Spark and the 3.0 Litre V6 were equipped with limited slip differential.

The 75 featured a then-advanced dashboard-mounted diagnostic computer, called Alfa Romeo Control, capable of monitoring the engine systems and alerting the drivers of potential faults.

In 1987, a 3.0 litre V6 was added to the range and the 2.0 L Alfa Romeo Twin Cam engine was redesigned to have now two spark plugs per cylinder, the engine was named as Twin Spark. With fuel injection and variable valve timing this engine produced 148 PS (109 kW; 146 hp). This was the first production engine to use variable valve timing. In North America, where the car was known as the Milano, only the 2.5 and 3.0 V6s were available, from 1987 to 1989.

This lovley example in Totip racing colours, has a race prepared 3000 V6 engine and is eligible for Group N racing. It was used by Morteo-Moramarco for hill-climbing in the last few years and is being sold with Italian documentation. A fun car for track days, Sprints or Hillclimbs or any circuits where it is eligible.


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