1967 Alfa Romeo GiuliaSprint GTA Stradale
Year of manufacture1967
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTIONEstimate:
€200,000 - €250,000
Delivered new to a Mr. Newman of Wales, this Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale is one of only 50 such examples built to right-hand drive specifications. Taking delivery on 8 August 1967, Newman’s Alfa Romeo wore number plate DEU 578F. He retained the car through at least June 1969, by which time it had been driven 15,285 miles and had been regularly serviced throughout his ownership.
In September 1981, the GTA was acquired by Richard Anthony Springett of Cambridge, still finished in its original colour of white. Previous MoT certificates on file show that by March 1985, the car had been driven 50,392 miles. By 1996, the GTA was still in Springett’s ownership and had been driven less than 300 miles since. The following year, it was purchased by David Evans, who repainted the car red and continued to drive it for the following seven years, accruing some 54,534 miles by July 2005. In December, the car passed from Evans to Steve Tandy and then Martin Emmison in 2006.
Emmison kept the Alfa Romeo until 2009 when it was acquired by Almut Stüger of Switzerland with 61,929 miles. Upon arrival in Switzerland, the car was sent to Swiss Alfa Romeo Specialist Peter Zahnd for service work to the brakes and front and rear axles in early 2010. The car returned to Zahnd’s facilities later that year for a complete engine rebuild, including a new crankshaft, pistons, rods, and oil pump. Invoices on file from Zahnd’s work total over 70,000 CHF.
In 2014, the GTA was acquired by its current owner and was sent to Graber Sportgarage for further service. It has remained in the consignor’s collection, having been driven less than 100 miles, with current mileage showing some 64,100 original miles. In addition to the service invoices, the car is accompanied by previous MoTs and former registrations from its time in the UK. Retaining its original engine and presented today in wonderful condition, this rare right-hand drive GTA would make for an excellent acquisition for a UK-based Alfa Romeo enthusiast.
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