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Rosso Alfa | Coupé | 5 Speed Manual | 1750 cc 4 cylinder | 62,762 miles showing | SOLD
If you could have any pick of the Alfa 105 series most would go for the early Junior ‘Step-nose’ Sprint Veloce, however let me convince you otherwise.
The 1968 Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce, it was the first Alfa Romeo 105 to incorporate four headlamps, the chassis was significantly modified with revised suspension geometry, wider wheels, a rear anti-roll bar and larger front disc brakes.
The engine capacity was increased to 1779 cc producing 120 hp at an early 5,500 rpm and featured a higher final drive ratio to bring comfort at higher speeds. Most experts claim the 1750 is the “sweet spot” of the 105-model range, the engine was above all the smoothest, revvy and most gratifying even over the later 2000 motor.
As opposed to its predecessor, the 1750 received a more integrated nose design, new and larger dash instrumentation and the early series one 1750s prove to be more desirable due to design cues such as front indicators located above the classic style rounder front chrome bumpers, classic design rear taillights and of course those funky perforated leather flying buttress front seats.
We are excited to bring to market this very early and sought after 1968 Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce Series One manufactured on the 9th of April 1968 and presented today in Alfa Rosso over Black leather trim.
Undergoing a concours restoration beginning in the year 2000 completed by restoration specialists based in New South Wales in 2008 this stunning and very well preserved 105 Alfa was the pride and joy of an Alfa Romeo enthusiast for many years, having entered and conquered many concours’ events across Australia.
Fast forward just over 10 years later, the car still presents lovely throughout, the interior is exceptional, all the leather shows little wear, the exterior paintwork shows slight signs of patina you’d expect from an earlier restoration but still presents beautifully, the engine starts without hesitation and pulls strong all the way through the rev range.
Fitted with Koni shock absorbers and 15-inch GTA style Campagnolo alloys – filling out the wheel arches very courteously - wrapped with Michelin 195/60 R15’s making the drive an absolute sensation.
The handling is excellent as you dive into a corner with very little roll and pull out onto a straight using all the horsepower the rev-happy 1750 motor produces and you just can’t help an ear-to-ear grin as the throaty sound of the spritely twin-cam 4-cylinder fills the cabin.
Accompanying the vehicle is folder documenting restoration receipts, photographs, parts receipts, concours awards and recent service records with its last major service completed in 2017.
This Alfa Romeo is the perfect excuse to get out and drive.