1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia
Year of manufacture1965
Chassis n° AR 613311
Engine n° AR00502/A 19211
- Amazing original condition
- One of the first models imported into France
- Rare model, powerful and highly sought-after
- In the same ownership between 1975 and 2014
According to marque archives, this Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA left the factory on 7 June 1965 and was delivered on 10 June to So.F.A.R., the Alfa Romeo importer in France. It is interesting to note that chassis AR 613372, delivered to the same company on 16 June, was used for the homologation in France of type " 10.502 A ". Our car AR 613311 could therefore be the very first GTA delivered to France.
At the time, the car was white with black interior. Amongst the owners we note the doctor Henri Le Savoureux, the owner of the Château de Malabry, followed by Jacques Huhart, the former engineer working for Matra and living in Viry-Châtillon. He also owned a Switzerland TZ (in the file, there is a photo showing both cars in front of his property). The car was registered 3320 QX 91 and already had the sticker P Vander at the bottom of the front wings.
It was in 1975 that the previous owner bought the car, and as he kept it until 2014, it remained in his hands for almost 40 years ! In 1976, on his way to Le Castellet, there was an incident causing minor damage to the front left wing, which is still visible today, reflecting the extraordinary originality of this GTA. At the time, with the body cracked in certain places, as most GTAs were, the owner decided to store his car in a garage and leave it untouched. The transaxle was taken out and oiled. According to this previous owner, the car benefits from special equipment and options such as : 6 and 7-inch magnesium wheels, magnesium gearbox case, large magnesium oil pan and inside, a period lightweight plastic dashboard. The car also has a 60-litre fuel tank. Under the bonnet, the twin ignition GTA engine has enlarged and polished ports, special camshafts and 45 DCOE Weber carburettors. It has an Autodelta breather and a large oil cooler. The rear suspension is fitted with an anti-roll bar, while the transmission has a close-ratio gearbox. The rear axle is stamped with the numbers 8/41.
The interior, which has a small-scale period roll-cage, appears to be completely original and unrestored. The seats display the level of wear expected of a car that has been used regularly and the three-spoke wooden steering wheel corresponds to the model used on GTAs.
In 2014, this car was offered in the " Solo Alfa " sale at Retromobile in Paris. The condition and history of the car immediately appealed to our enthusiast, who has built his collection around rare, lightweight and well-preserved sports cars. He remained captivated by the original condition of this car, and didn't want to restore it. He preferred instead to keep it as a piece of sculpture and it remained the only car in his collection not to be driven regularly. Overall, the car is presented in amazingly original condition, untouched by restoration.
Here is an invaluable opportunity to acquire one of the very first Giulia Sprint GTAs, that is undeniably authentic, delivered new in France and kept in the same hands for many years.