1969 Alfa Romeo GTA

1750 GTV modified GTAm

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1969
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    AR 1368261
  • Engine number 
    CH 002
  • Lot number 
    539
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Italian registration
Chassis # 1368261 AR
Engine # CH 002
Original registration No. 207024 BG

- A genuine "private" GTAm, with racing history
- Very thorough preparation
- In superb condition
- Rare, impressive and very effective car

As would be obvious from the Alfa Romeo archives, this car is a 1750 GTV that left the factory on May 28, 1969 and was sold on July 4, 1969 in the municipality of Brignano Gera d'Adda, near Bergamo, Italy. The register of the Automobile Club d'Italia shows that the first customer was a Mr. Ourat-Treviglio, followed in 1971 by Mr Gianpetro Sommariva. On July 19, 1982, the car passed into the hands of Silvana Papparella, who registered it in the region of Como.
This car then went on to experience a particularly interesting history in motorsport, which focuses on two periods. At first, the car was certified as a GTV 1750 Group 1 and in this configuration, it participated on August 24, 1969 at the Trofeo Valle Camonica in the hands of Duilio Ghislotti, racing under the number 107 D. On 5th October of the same year, the car was campaigned in the Trofeo Castione Presolana (No. 161). It can be seen from the photos from then that the car has remained very close to its original aspect.
In 1970 the regulation changed and the 1750 GTV was approved for Group 2: this was the time when Autodelta was transforming Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV injection (the American version) into GTAm configuration (with 2.0-liters motors, the body modified with fender extensions, etc ).
Meanwhile, enthusiast drivers were also changing their own car to Group 2, by adopting the same changes (sometimes with parts supplied by Autodelta), but not necessarily choosing the fuel injection option. This is the case with this car, which was modified to GTAm for the 1970 season and that included extensions to the wings and a 2.0-liter engine. Thus, in the hands of the racer Duilio Ghislotti, and always with its original registration of Bergamo, it participated in August 23, 1970 at the Trofeo Valle Camonica (number 36), and then on 12th September in the Trofeo Deserti (No. 305), on September 20th at the Trofeo - Castione Presolana (number 156 - with the hood in a chequered design).
Later, between 1979 and 1981 the car was in possession of Elio Casagrande. For Trofeo Coppa Intereuropa Sachs, which took place on September 28, 1980 in Monza, a copy of the certification of the car sheet reveals that it was still approved in Group 2.
In the mid-1990s, the Italian driver and tuner Angelo Chiapparini acquired the car. After restoring and meticulously preparing the car, he campaigned the car on various historical events from 1999 to 2002, including the Misano circuit and also at Vallelunga and Varano.
Then the car joined our collector's collection and, thanks to extensive restoration work, it is in a superb condition today. It is in its final configuration in Group 2 that is, including some specific equipment include a rear aluminum boot lid, and front hood in FRP with quick action clips, the fenders feature riveted extensions, an anti-fire system for the cockpit, a tank of 100 litres, Sparco bucket seats, OMP harness, six points rollbar, rear axle slides (for better guidance), rear anti-roll bar, electric fuel pump, etc. The 2.0-litre engine is equipped with a cylinder head with dual ignition and four choke Dell'Orto 48 DHLH carburetors: Angelo Chiapparini, who had prepared the engine, explained to our collector that the choice was made as he believed that this fuel system was better for greater performance than the injection system. On its FAI identity, this car is recorded as a 1750 GTAm, Type 105.44, with displacement of 2000cc, and the car comes with CSAI technical passport too.
Beautiful in its red and white livery, with impeccable presentation highlighting the care taken in preparing this car, which is all ready for the historic competition, translates beautifully the passion for amateur racers, who were always modifying the car according to the regulations to keep them at their very best. This superb piece should appeal to drivers of historical events, attracted by an unusual machine with a spectacular look and historical past.

The cars in this collection are all offered without contôle technique (MOT). New legislation prevents us from obtaining an MOT for a vehicle that is not registered in France.