1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTAPrice Upon Request

Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA 1600 from 1965

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Racing history in period in USA between 1968 and 1971.
Alfa Romeo US Team official car in 1971.

Reference Number 553459

as of 1/18/2019

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Overview
Car 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA
VIN 613886 
Exterior / Interior Color      Red /      Black 
Condition Exceptional 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Competition: Full Race setup, Racing Seats, Rollcage 
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Known History

The Alfa Romeo GTA (with the version GTAM version), five times, between 1965 and 1972, the winner of the Constructors title of the European Touring Car Championship, ranks as one of the most legendary cars of this category, alongside the Mini Cooper, Lotus Cortina and BMW M3. Drivers of the calibre of Jochen Rindt, Andrea de Adamich, Ignazio Giunti and Spartaco Dini, among the most charismatic and spectacular of their generation, achieved success at the wheel of the GTA, thus enhancing its reputation.

 

Strongly identical to the standard roadgoing Giulia GT, the GTA was a homologation special designed for competition use. Total production between 1965 and 1969 was 501 cars. Cylinder heads with “Twin spark” ignition and larger valves allowed power increases from the 105 bhp of the standard model to 115 bhp on the GTA «Stradale», and as high as 150 to 170 bhp on the competition versions.

 

The use of light alloy for mechanical components, a stripped out interior, magnesium wheels and extremely thin bodywork, made out of «Peraluman» aluminim, enabled the GTA weigh in at 740 kg, about 200 kg less than the standard GT.

 

This chassis, AR 613886, has a particular history and unusual. Indeed, a few Alfa GTA have been originally supplied to the USA. The car was built on 9 November 1965 and sold on 14 January 1966, supplied to the concessionaires in New Jersey.

 

A French magazine article in the history file of the car documents the history of this beast. Between 1969 and 1970, she raced on circuits in the USA, with Roger Lewis behind the wheel. She raced on the most famous tracks in USA, such like Road Atlanta, Mid-Ohio, or Summit Point. She won a race in the Summit Point track in 1970 and some very good results in his category during these two seasons.

 

It was then purchased by Mr. Horst Kweck who transformed the car into GTAM specification for the 1971 season and ran the car as part of the official 'Alfa Romeo USA' effort in the AARC Trans-Am series.

 

It is also noted that #613886 competed in the first IMSA race, held at Bridgehampton, where it led for an hour and a half before retiring with electrical problems.

 

After the 1971 season, the car was retired and it lay dormant for ten years before it was found by Mr. Robert Tucker who began a complete restoration to take it back to original GTA specification. Don Dixon, then the new owner of the car after the restoration, decided to make some minor modification in order to participate to some historic rallies. This is from this moment that the car came again in Europe.