Property of a deceased's estate 1971 Alfa Romeo 1750GTV Coupé Registration no. VOD 42K Chassis no. 14S6653 Engine no. AR00548H7749
The first of Alfa Romeo's Bertone-styled coupés - the 1.6-litre Giulia Sprint GT - was launched in 1963. Mechanically the stylish new 2+2 was much the same as the Giulia TI sports saloon, featuring a five-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension, coil-sprung live rear axle and disc brakes all round. A 1300 model - the GT Junior - arrived in 1966, and the range was further extended the following year by the launch of the 1750GTV, the latter powered by a 1,799cc, 118bhp version of Alfa's classic twin-cam four housed in a four-headlamp version of the existing bodyshell running on 14" - down from 15" - wheels. A short-lived but nevertheless popular model, the 1750GTV underwent a minor mechanical and styling revision part way through production before being replaced by the 2000 version in 1972. Driver's cars par excellence in the Alfa tradition, Bertone's timelessly elegant Giulia coupés are among the most exciting sports saloons of the 1960s and today all versions are highly sought after. This 1750GTV is offered in a dismantled state: the bodyshell is on dolly wheels; the doors are off; the engine, gearbox and drivetrain have been removed; the wheels, suspension and brakes are off; and the interior is out. The bodyshell has been restored and sprayed in red but neither the condition of the mechanicals nor the car's completeness is known. Offered in need of mechanical assessment and restoration, the car comes with old-style Swansea V5 and is sold strictly as viewed. No reserve.