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1971 Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce
This 1971 Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce is an Australian-delivered vehicle presented in quintessential Italian specification. It is powered by a naturally-aspirated 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine which sends 90kW/186Nm to the rear wheels. This uprated twin cam engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The odometer currently displays 91,655 miles.
The 1750 GT Veloce arrived in 1967 and was the first major revision of Alfa’s 105 Series. It brought about changes including a larger engine, dynamic enhancement (independent suspension), exterior styling, interior presentation, and all-round refinement. It was also fitted with disc brakes and better seats. The 105 Series is known in Australia for muscling in on the Australian Touring Car Championship, where it proved extremely capable and nimble in comparison to Ford Falcons of the era. While it mightn’t have had the outright power of its rivals, it was incredibly quick through twisty terrain and switchback corners. It is widely-regarded as one of the most complete Alfa Romeo driving experiences, with values ever-increasing in the current market.
Sporting a red-over-tan colour combination, this 1750 GTV shows in largely OEM condition with no aftermarket modifications. It has been professionally repainted from its factory dark blue colour to Monza Red. Chromework highlights are found on the exterior while woodgrain elements are found inside the cabin. The car currently rides on a set of Alfa Romeo hubcaps measuring 14 inches in diameter. Tyres are Dunlop Le Mans.
This car has been kept in good order both in terms of its presentation and mechanical condition. In addition to receiving a repaint to its current red colour, the car has also been reupholstered with tan leather. A complete engine rebuild was completed in 2016 at Eurosport Automotive in South Australia. Alfa GTA ceramic-coated headers were fitted while the factory air filter cylinder and twin brake boosters were removed at this time (supplied as extras). The owner notes this car is in excellent running condition, with the engine firing into life and remaining quiet at idle.
The exterior condition of this car is described as good overall. Monza Red paintwork looks to be in fine condition throughout, with tidy reflections displaying its enduring quality. A small patch of rust is identified on the lower front corner of the driver’s door and some paint bubbling at the left C pillar is evident. Minor body panel work could be undertaken to get this car looking immaculate once again. Elsewhere, the chrome trim and wheels display some light patina – adding to this car’s vintage appeal. All four wheels have been refurbished, though some minor dents and wear is seen on the faces. The windscreen wipers are currently not working. There is power going through the circuits and the switch works so the seller believes a new wiper motor would rectify the issue.
Having been refurbished in prior years, this car’s tan leather interior shows in great order. The seats hold their shape well and no major wear or tear is observed on the upholstery. Some small leather tears and scratches are seen on the bolstering. The woodgrain elements and dash are in good condition, and the original Veglia gauges work as normal. The gear lever boot has recently been replaced with a kangaroo leather. The owner notes the windscreen wipers and interior lights will need some fettling.
The car will be sold with extensive documentation to provide a history to the new owner. It will also come with two sets of keys.
To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently unregistered and there are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number and it is not recorded as stolen or written off.
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