1969 Alfa Romeo GTA

Junior 1300cc - uprated to 1600cc pre-'65 GTA spec with FIA HTP papers

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1969
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Pale Grey/Orange
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Thursday 11 March 2010
Registration Number: EGC 399H Chassis Number: AR105/59/776001
Back in the early 1980s, classic car dealer and Alfa Romeo aficionado, Mike Lavers, came across a Gp.2 Alfa Romeo GTA race car through a contact in Italy. Having previously owned several of these evocative all-aluminium body homologation specials, his interest was heightened by the description of it being ‘an old racer’. Sporting characteristic period race appointments such as wide wheel arch extensions, 13” x 9” alloy race wheels and a signature modification to the inner front wing to afford more space for extended carburettor intakes and airbox, Mike guessed that the car on offer was an original Gp.2 Alfa Romeo GTA Junior 1300cc race car. After cementing a deal and duly recovering the car to his Putney premises, he put the car away and started to delve into the car’s history. Certainly the many mod