Evaluation: US delivered, raced in period at Road Atlanta, Mid Ohio, Elkhart Lake, and Summit Point. Converted to GT AM specs and run as part of the Alfa Romeo USA effort in Trans Am in 1971. Since restored. Sound paint but some waviness in the body at the bottom front. Large chip in the windshield. Scratched window frames. Taped on wheel weights. Tidy underneath. Restored for vintage rallying, not for show, but it’s still a pretty car.
Bottom line: The Giulia GTA (Gran Turismo Allegerita, or lightweight) was a Giulia put on a diet/steroids by the folks at AutoDelta, Alfa Romeo’s racing arm. The Bertone-penned shape was now made of 1.2-mm thick panels out of an alloy called Peraluman 25, while Autodelta stripped the inside and added plastic side windows. Closer gearing, upgraded suspension and a new twin-ignition cylinder head rounded out the package. This one is unusual in that it was supplied new to the USA, and its race history here makes it an attractive prospect for vintage competition. Christie’s sold it in Monterey way back in 2005 for $88,125, but that was oh so long ago. There are cheaper ways to go racing, but this is still a lot of car and history for the money.