French registration papers (as a historic vehicle)
Engine: 4-cylinder in-line – 1570cc – 106bhp
- Styled by Giugiaro
- Strong sporting character
- Complete restoration to a high standard
Presented on 9 September 1963 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the famous ‘Bertone coupé’ marked the opening of the new factory at Arese and remains one of the most iconic models to bear the cloverleaf logo. Its modern, flowing lines, both elegant and sporting, were the work of Giorgetto Giugiaro, who was then starting out at Bertone. Designed as a GT model, it carried over from its predecessor the 4-cylinder 1570cc engine with twin overhead camshafts and two twin-barrel carburettors. The coupé was fitted with a quick and precise five-speed gearbox and disc brakes all round.
Shown at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show, the GT Veloce model was offered with a more powerful 1600 engine than that fitted to the earlier Sprint GT. It also had a higher standard of interior finish, including wooden inserts on the dashboard. The Tipo 105.36 could be distinguished too by its radiator grille with three chrome bars set on black mesh and by the addition of a cloverleaf badge at the base of the C-pillar. The quality of its design and the driving pleasure it provided allowed this legendary model to dominate the market for sporting coupés for nearly 15 years.
The model which we are presenting was delivered new on 6 December 1967 in Newark in the United States. It was imported into France in 2016 in order to be fully restored by the RSV company. It is presented today with splendid verde mischio paintwork, combined with an interior in cinghiale, in accordance with its original specification. The body was completely stripped to bare metal in order to be treated against corrosion. On the mechanical side, the engine, gearbox and running gear were restored and many parts replaced. The upholstery was completely refurbished, while the cockpit was also fully restored. Finally, the bodywork was given a complete multi-stage polishing treatment, followed by a ceramic coating and natural protective wax. This high-quality restoration required more than two years’ work and altogether cost in excess of 140,000 €. Produced for just two years, this Veloce variant of the Sprint 1600 GT is a relatively rare version of the Italian bestseller. Offered today at an attractive estimated price, this Bertone coupé represents a fine opportunity which should not be missed!
This car will be sold during an auction sale organized by AGUTTES Auction House.
It will take place in Paris, at the Espace Champerret, France, on March the 17th, 2019.
The digital catalog is available on our website
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