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1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia

Sprint GTA
$327,402
Sale Price
$315,000 - $400,000
Est. Range
Yes
Reserve
13 February 2021
Sold Date
120
Lot Number
#3+
Competition restoration
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. AR613015; Engine no. AR00502/A 18600. Red and white over black vinyl. 1570/170hp, 5-speed, dual 45DCOE 14 Webers with cold air box, Campagnolo 14-inch alloy wheels, Kleber tires, oil cooler, Autodelta seats, Momo Prototipo leather rim steering wheel, roll cage, heater, Plexiglas side and rear windows.

Evaluation: One of the first 15 GTAs built by Autodelta, raced by Lucien Bianchi’s Belgian team until 1970 and continued to be raced until the late 1970s. Acquired in 1984 with spares marked VDS and restored in the 1990s with a correct 1,580cc GTA twin-plug engine. There are a few minor chips in the paint. The front seat upholstery has been stretched and has small gouges. The magnesium sump has been scraped and has chipped fins but the chassis and underbody are neat and clean. The engine compartment is clean and orderly with some paint loss on the black painted magnesium cam cover. No confirmed competition history in the ’60’s or ’70s. Better than it has any right to be for the restoration’s age and the temptation to take it out and drive it hard.

Bottom Line: This early, largely hand-built GTA will be a welcome—and handsome—participant at shows and historic events, where it will hold its own in both appearance and performance. Not having been used much recently, it will need thorough checking before it’s let loose, but at this price the new owner can give it the attention it needs without going underwater.

by Rick Carey
21 February 2021
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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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