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1972 Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce
This 1972 Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce is a neat classic Alfa which features a delightful colour combination and a well-documented history. It is powered by a naturally-aspirated 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine which sends 90kW/186Nm to the rear wheels. This twin cam engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The odometer currently displays 63,364 miles.
Alfa Romeo’s 105 Series is appreciated as one the marque’s highlights, and the 1750 GT Veloce variants built after 1967 are some of the most desirable. This major revision included changes such as a larger twin-cam engine, subtle tweaks to exterior styling, independent suspension, and improvements in refinement. It also received disc brakes and better-bolstered seats. Australians got their first taste of the 105 Series thanks to the Australian Touring Car Championship where it battled against high-powered cars such as the Ford Falcon. Though the plucky Alfa lacked the outright power of its rivals, it was incredibly nimble thanks to its lightweight body and darty handling. It is now widely-regarded as one of the most complete Alfa Romeo driving experiences and remains desirable on the used car market.
Finished in a light green on the outside and fitted with reupholstered tan cloth fabric, this Alfa fits the desirable green-over-tan theme. Exterior trim is finished in polished chrome with respect to its era. There are no obvious aftermarket modifications included and it retains its OEM condition aside from the refinished interior. The car rides on a set of 14-inch Alfa Romeo hubcaps wrapped in Yokohama tyres.
This car was built new in Italy and delivered to its first owner in Canberra. It is now a five-owner car which has spent all its life within Canberra, with the current owner holding the vehicle since 2016. The third owner restored the vehicle in the 1980s, reupholstering the cabin from vinyl to cloth in the process. Servicing has been completed by independent Alfa specialists in Canberra. According to the owner the car is in good mechanical condition, though it has seen minimal use in recent years. For this reason, it could use a carb tune, service, fluid change, and brake service. As is common for period Alfas, the second gear synchro is playing up and needs fixing.
Still in its original paintwork, this Alfa Romeo appears good from far, but on closer inspection it needs a respray. There are various imperfections and paint cracks seen throughout the bodywork most notably on the bonnet, front right quarter, roof, C-pillars, and driver’s side sill. The windscreen contains subtle stone chip peppering and chromework also needs polishing. To the owner’s knowledge there has been no accident damage. All four wheels show subtle patina; the tyres appear in need of replacement.
Inside the cabin this car presents in better condition for its vintage. The fabric upholstery holds its shape well and no signs of staining are seen, however small tears are identified in the driver’s bolstering. There are some sizeable cracks in the dash, plus small tears in the headlining. The steering wheel, woodgrain trim, and instrumentation all shows in decent condition.
This car will come with a comprehensive booklet full of service documentation.
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 registered in ACT under a club permit. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number.
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