1971 Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce
This 1971 Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce is a beautifully presented Italian classic, featuring a gorgeous period-specific colour combination. It is powered by a 1.8-litre twim-cam four-cylinder engine producing 99kW/186Nm and drive is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission. This car weighs just 1038kg. It currently shows 63,018miles on the odometer.
Before the mid-1960s Australians were largely unaccustomed to the Alfa Romeo brand, but once the Alfa Romeo 105 Series began to muscle in on the Australian Touring Car Championship they soon understood how far the little Italian brand punches above its weight. While ultimately outpaced by big-engined Ford Falcons of their time, Alfa 1600 GTVs were entered into Bathurst through the late 60s and scored podium positions. The 1600 GTV was superseded in 1968 by the 1750 GT Veloce (offered by Trading Garage) which brought a bigger engine, independent suspension, disc brakes, and well-bolstered seats. This ensured the 1750 GTV was devilishly quick through twisty terrain.
Presented in Rosso Amaranto over a tan leather interior, this 1750 GTV wears a striking specification with period correct attributes. It currently shows in unmodified condition with chrome exterior detailing, an open-top sunroof, and woodgrain interior detailing. The correct Alfa Romeo 14-inch wheels are wrapped in a set of Simex tyres.
This Australian-delivered 1750 GTV was first delivered new to Sydney back in the early 1970s. It has since moved to Perth, then to Brisbane where it was repainted in its current colour (originally metallic green). It was picked up by its current owner in 2012 and regular maintenance sees it currently running strong and looking tidy. Routine servicing has been carried out regularly by Alfa Romeo specialists, some of the more recent work was completed by Mauceri Motors which undertook a brake overhaul, and the most recent service was completed by Total Auto in May 2021. The vehicle has been used sparingly on weekends and only in fair weather with around 300 miles per year on average during the current ownership period.
Rosso Amaranto paintwork on this Alfa Romeo, while not original, presents according to its age. To bring the bodywork up to concourse condition the paintwork could benefit from being brought back to its original colour and finish. There are some cracks in the paintwork on the front nose and the lower portions of the doors. Along with some shrinkage of the paintwork on certain panels and a mark on the drivers door and joining front quater panel. Some light patina can be seen on some of the car’s badging and chrome detailing, adding to the character of a useable classic. There is some evidence of previous bogging on RH guard. The wheels show no major signs of damage or curb rash, while the tyres show a decent amount of tread remaining.
The interior of this Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV presents in immaculate order. The tan leather seats show minimal signs of tiredness or sag and the upholstery itself is unmarked. Wood panelling also presents remarkably and the original Veglia gauges are uncracked and function as intended. The car retains a full complement of instruments and details such as the boot release level mounted on the door pillar. The roll-back open-top roof operates as normal.
Two sets of original keys will be supplied with the sale, as will the original Alfa Romeo stamped service book and associated documentation.
This listing is to the best of the sellers knowledge and is not misleading or deceptive 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 registered in Victoria under a club permit and is not transferable. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number. It is not recorded as written off or stolen.
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