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1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia

Sprint GTA Stradale Coupe
$280,000
Sale Price
$280,000 - $340,000
Est. Range
Yes
Reserve
19 August 2022
Sold Date
85
Lot Number
#2-
Competition restoration
Bonhams
Auction House
Chassis number 613886. Red over black cloth. 1570cc L4/180hp, dual Webers, 5-speed, alloy wheels, Avon tires, side exhaust, OMP racing seat, roll cage, fire system, Halda rally instruments.

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.

by Andrew Newton
6 September 2022
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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