1970 Alfa Romeo GTA

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1970
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    270
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

Italian title - Remarkably well preserved, same owner for 30 years - Iconic model, extensively prepared in period - Eligible and competitive - Coming from the Telecommunications museum in Milan This Alfa Romeo GTA started its career as part of the Scuderia Falorni, from Caste Fiorentino. Piero Falorni used his cars to compete in circuit races and hillclimbs in the Italian Championships. When we consulted him, he told us that he remembered this GTA 1300 that had been prepared by Autodelta, the historic car workshop situated close to Udine, in Tavagnacco, Frioul. Following its racing career, the car stayed in Falorni's collection before being sold in 1985 to Mr Tavoletti, founder of the Telecommunications museum in Milan, where it was then displayed. The car has not been used since, and remains in the condition it was in on finishing its last race at the end of the 1970s, which is rare. Time has not affected its condition, a testament to the rigorous period preparation. A shrewd eye will notice details such as : rear axle with Autodelta sliding block, period roll-cage, lightweight doors, removable boot and bonnet. Careful observation may also detect that the series number has been re-stamped on the firewall but is the original one on the rear channel, which suggests part of the shell may have been repaired or replaced. Battle scars from its racing life ! It is equipped with a 4 cyl twin spark 1600cc engine with special exhaust manifold and carburettors with trumpets. It has wing extensions to accommodate wide wheels and the interior has been stripped of all unnecessary features, to keep the weight to a minimum. The dashboard has extra gauges installed in period, and directly accessible fuses. This example magnificently preserved following its last race represents a rare testament to the quality of its preparation in period. Eligible for historic events, it is bound to interest motorsport enthusiasts.