1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Corsa SOLD

Perfect Ital Auto prepared GTA, eligibale for all major events e.g Modena Cento Ore, Tour Auto, Le Mans Legends

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This is an absolutely “no-stories” GTA Corsa, a rare sight today. Even the original interior is still with the car. It benefits from a better than new mechanical and electrical overhaul by Italauto GmbH and the body including paint is immaculate. The original Campagnolo electron wheels are reworked and new AVON tires are currently fitted and this GTA still has its original Hellebore wooden steering wheel.

This car has all the specific and rare parts which separates the GTA Corsa from a “normal” GTA or a Sprint GT such as:

- Alloy bodywork
- Twin-spark cylinder head
- GTA pistons etc.
- Magnesium valve cover
- GTA gearbox
- Magnesium oil sump housing
- Magnesium bell housing
- Sliding block rear axle
- Complete GTA interior
- Original Roll cage - currently not installed
- 14” Camgagnolo electron wheels
- Hellebore steering wheel

And last not least this car is mentioned in Tony Adriaensens GTA bible “Alleggerita” as a genuine Tipo 105.32 GTA as well as certifified by the Registro Italiano Alfa Romeo.

As a desirable 1965 GTA it is eligible and competitive for all major historic events.

Not cheap but worth the money.

No race history is known so far but due to the Autodelta modifications such as the engine tuning, sliding block modification and the side exhaust it is very likely that the first owner has entered his car at least in minor local Italian races. The car is complete, only the side exhaust is missing. The original driver’s seat, which comes with the car of course, is actually not fitted but a retro look seat with headrest for safety reasons.


A short introduction to the Tipo 105.32 – Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT A(lleggerita)

Introduced to the public in 1965 at the Amsterdam Motor Show, Alfa Romeo, the great marque with an even greater racing past, launched their new weapon to compete against the big touring car rival Ford – the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA. This new race car was based on the Giulia Sprint GT, already launched in 1963 and today simply known as the “Bertone”.

In early 1966, one could buy such Giulia Sprint GTA in street version (“Stradale”) for Lit. 2.995.000. A Ferrari 275 GTB in comparison then had a price tag of Lit. 5.750.000. But to get a full race version (“Corsa”) of the GTA by Autodelta, you had to pay another Lit. 3.000.000! So what is so special about such a car that it would cost you more than a Ferrari 275 GTB in 1966?


The Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale
Autodelta, which was an (from Alfa Romeo) independent company specialized in the preparation of race cars, had nothing to do with the Giulia Sprint GTA, except for some development work for Alfa Romeo. Like all Alfa Romeos, Giulia Sprint GTAs were being constructed on the normal assembly line in Arese, even including those GTAs which become works GTA-Corsas.

Anyway, Giulia Sprint GTAs differed a lot from standard Sprint GTs. Most importantly, the complete GTA-bodywork consisted of a lightweight metal, called Peraluman 25. The body panels are connected by pop-rivets, by the way an easy and clear distinguishing feature (just have a look in the sill between the roof and the rain gutter).
Other differences (without mentioning options) included:

- double ignition cylinder head, 2 Bendix electrical fuel pumps and 2 side draft Weber carburettors 45 DCOE 14
- valve cover, bell housing and sump were made of Electron, a magnesium based alloy
- 28mm oil sump
- 6.00 Jx14 Campagnolo wheels, also made of Electron
- steel pipes for the exhaust manifolds were used instead of cast-iron ones
- smaller radiator with the same capacity
- the upper location T-bar from the rear axle was made of alloy
- rear side perspex windows
- wire mesh grille
- only small door handles
- ultra light bucket seats
- a wooden Hellebore steering wheel
- Quadrifoglio stickers on the front fenders

Compared to the Giulia Sprint GT, these changes led to a 205 Kg decrease in weight of a total 745 kg dry weight. Thanks to the double ignition and the 45 Weber carbs the 1570cc DOHC engine provided a 115 Hp at 6.000 rpm.

The GTA was only available in the colours Biancospino 013 and Rosso Alfa 501 while the interior was carried out in grey imitation leather.


The Giulia Sprint GTA Corsa
As said before, Autodelta was an independent company and not only a subdivision of Alfa Romeo. So private clients could have their GTA Stradale prepared by Autodelta for a considerable price increase. After the Autodelta work, the engine block would look completely different. Its parts were finished with much more precision and even polished if necessary. The crankshaft was desgined slightly differently so as to be more rigid. The unique flywheel, machined for lightness, eliminated the need for scatter shields.

All in all, Autodelta tuned engines had a power output of approx. 170 Hp instead of 115 Hp.

The gearbox got a special treatment, too. The ratios were closer and some of the gears and gearshafts were lightened with drilled holes.

From 1966 onwards, GTA Corsas were equipped with a special rear axle locating system commonly called sliding block, giving the rear axle an increased lateral stability. A special differential casting with aluminium bulge was used that served as a base to a bronze glider, moving up and down between two guides. The front suspension was also modified to the limit in order to save weight.

Reference Number 5644

as of 1/2/2007

Overview
Car 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Corsa
VIN AR613.362 
Exterior / Interior Color      Red /      Black 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Options Competition: Racing Seats, Rollcage
Exterior: Alloy rims
Interior: Vinyl interior, Wooden steering wheel 
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Known History

Particular history of AR613.362:

 

Chassis-no.: AR613.362

Engine-Type: 10502A

Engine-no.: 18801

 

1965/jul Completed as Tipo 105.32 Giulia Sprint GTA

1965 Sold new to Renato Ferrero, Cunioli Alti 87, Moncalieri, Italy

1965/sep/16 Registered by Ferrero on plates: “TO-D 62596”

1965 Ferrero commissioned Autodelta to bring it up to full Corsa specs including

engine tuning to 164,5 hp, roll cage, side exhaust and a sliding block rear

axle

1970/aug Sold to second owner Alberto Redaelli, Via Salvini 10, Milano, Italy

1997 Sold to third owner Gualtiero Baldi, Hahnstätten, Germany

1997/may/09 Registered by Baldi on plates: “EMS-GB 41”

1997/sep/07 “Certificazione” issued as a genuine GTA from the Registro Italiano Alfa Romeo

signed by Maurizio Tabucchi with no. 191 (dashboard plate mounted)

1998/nov Car dismantled mainly for a complete respray and partly restoration

200./... Sold current owner, Germany

2006/feb-jul Restoration completed by Italauto GmbH, Koengen, Germany including

a complete engine, gearbox, clutch, brakes and electrical overhaul,

new paint, complete original interior fitted (besides driver’s seat)