1969 Alfa Romeo 1750GT Veloce
Year of manufacture1969
The Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV appeared in 1967, replacing the Giulia Sprint GT Veloce and introducing many updates and modifications. Most significantly, the engine capacity was increased to 1,779 cc, and the peak power from the engine was increased to 120 bhp at 5,500 rpm. A higher-ratio final drive was fitted, but the same gearbox ratios were retained. New front-end styling eliminated the “stepped” bonnet of the Giulia Sprint GT, GTC, GTA, and early GT 1300 Juniors, and it now incorporated four headlamps.
According to Automobilismo Storico Alfa Romeo, this Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce, chassis number AR 1369869, was manufactured on 24 July 1969 and sold the following day to Alfa Romeo Germany, Frankfurt. The original color is metallic light grey with a brown leather interior. An intense, comprehensive, nut-and-bolt restoration was recently performed by the skilled craftsmen at the highly respected Coachwerks Restorations (of Rudi & Company 300 SL fame). No expense was spared and no compromises were made in an effort to make this car one of the most detailed and high-quality 1750 GTVs available. The restoration process was highly documented from the beginning to the end, and a large file of photos and receipts accompany the car. Restoration receipts total a staggering $170,000. This superb example is further enhanced by its highly desirable Weber carburetor setup, as well as the much-sought-after European-delivery configuration with single headrest.
Finished elegantly in a crisp silver metallic over black leather, this 1750 GTV is simply stunning.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/mo19.