2021 Toyota GR YarisMarch 29, 2021
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SLApril 6, 2021
Giallo Ocra | Coupé | 5 Speed Manual | 1750 cc 4 cylinder | 78,066 miles showing | SOLD
The Alfa Romeo 1750 GT was launched in 1967 introducing many updates and modifications as the successor to the Giulia Sprint GT Veloce that make it today one of the most collectible of the sporty 105 series Alfa’s.
The most significant change came in the way of performance. The engine capacity was increased to 1779 cc producing 120 hp at an earlier 5,500 rpm and when combined with a higher final drive ratio the 1750 GT wasn’t just more responsive through twisty city streets, it also worked well as a grand tourer.
The chassis was also significantly improved with revised suspension geometry, wider wheels, a rear anti-roll bar and larger front disc brakes.
Aesthetically, the 1750 GT received a more integrated nose design, new, larger dash instrumentation and new, now iconic bucket seats with adjustable head-rests.
A perfectly classic blend of elegance and muscular performance, it’s the distinctive details from the throaty engine note to the mechanical feel of the 1750 that sets it apart from the rest and something that many consider the pinnacle of Alfa's 1960’s pocket GT’s.
This sensational Australian delivered, original right-hand drive and numbers matching Alfa Romeo 1750 GT was sold new to Victoria in June of 1969 ordered in Giallo Ocra over duo tone basketweave trim. Just as it presents today.
The very detailed history accompanying the car shows meticulous maintenance from new through to today and just 3 owners, each holding the car for the long term.
Just released from over 20 years of private ownership, over the past 5 years this 1750 GT has been the subject of an exacting and professional restoration by marque specialists in Sydney.
The restoration covered every aspect of the car and with a lot of careful research, suitable parts were sourced from Europe and the USA.
All mechanical components including the original engine and transmission were masterfully re-commissioned. The suspension and brakes were also fully refurbished and five Alfaholics alloy wheels were sourced and shod in modern tyres to enhance the drive and power delivery to the road.
The body has been superbly prepared and painted in the correct shade of Giallo Ocra and the interior, which can be very difficult to get right has been expertly re-upholstered to original specifications with the correct basketweave leatherette, the original switchgear and instrumentation refurbished, correct carpets re-fitted and a new and correct steering wheel fitted.
The result has produced a drive that’s feels as if this car rolled off the Alfa Romeo showroom floor yesterday.
Sporty and mechanical with all the smells, sounds and textures that make sports cars from this purple patch of automotive engineering so great, there is nothing better to escape mundane than a head clearing drive in this 1750 GT.
Accompanied by an extensive and meticulously kept history file that includes the original service manual and warranty card, owner’s handbook and service guide, restoration photographs and receipts, an original leather upholstery swatch, and service receipts dating back to the 70’s this 1750 GT is something extraordinarily special.
Fast becoming one of the world’s most desirable sports classics for its totally engaging drive and elegant, iconic Bertone design this Alfa Romeo 1750 GT isn’t just one for the collector, this is the car that gets you up off the couch to thread some winding weekend roads early on a Sunday morning.