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Lot 76
1968 Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce


Selling on Wednesday

CHASSIS NO: 1354064

• Upgraded drivetrain, engine bored to 1,870cc
• Delivered new in Europe
• Finished beautifully in Blu Francia
• Excellent example of one of the most drivable Alfa Romeos built

1,870cc aluminum DOHC four-cylinder engine, twin Weber 40 DCOE carburetors, five-speed manual gearbox, four-wheel disc brakes, independent front suspension with coil springs, solid beam rear axle with coil springs; wheelbase: 92.5”

In 1963, the first of Alfa Romeo's Bertone-styled coupés - the 1.6-litre Giulia Sprint GT was introduced. Mechanically the stylish new 2+2 was much the same as the Giulia TI sports sedan, featuring a five-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension, coil-sprung live rear axle and disc brakes all round. A 1300 model, the GT Junior, arrived in 1966 and the range was further expanded the following year by the launch of the 1750 GTV, the latter powered by a 1,799cc, 118-horsepower version of Alfa's classic twin-cam four housed in a four-headlamp version of the existing bodyshell running on 14" wheels, down from 15" wheels. A short-lived but nevertheless popular model, the 1750 GTV underwent a minor mechanical and styling revision part way through production before being replaced by the 2000 version in 1972. More powerful than the 1600 but sweeter running than the 2000, the 1750 is the choice of the Alfa Romeo enthusiast who knows their GTVs. Driver's cars par excellence in the Alfa tradition, Bertone's timelessly elegant Giulia coupés are among the most exciting sports sedans of the 1960s and today all versions are highly sought after.

This beautiful 1968 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV was reportedly delivered new in France and subsequently imported to Montreal, Quebec in 2007, then brought to the U.S. in 2012 where a comprehensive restoration was completed. Originally finished in Bianco Spino, the exterior has been refinished in striking Blu Francia. A replacement windshield and badging were reportedly installed at that time, and the stainless trim was carefully removed and polished.

The interior is elegantly trimmed in black vinyl with new door panels, carpets and a correctly re-covered dashboard. Replacement sound-proofing material and wood trim have also been installed. Additionally, a fire extinguisher has been mounted at the base of the driver’s seat. A sporty and desirable three-spoke wood-rimmed Hellebore steering wheel fronts a suite of Italian Jaeger instrumentation that includes a 220-km/h speedometer and an 8k-rpm tachometer. Auxiliary gauges for fuel level and water temperature are mounted in the center console, and a digital AEM air/fuel ratio gauge is mounted atop the dashboard.

The twin-cam inline-four engine was rebuilt in 2017, reportedly bored to 1,870cc and with 10.5:1 compression JE pistons, Carillo I-beam rods, King bearings, reinforced engine mounts, a rebuilt and ported cylinder head, Carello "crossover" intake and fuel filter, Weber 40 DCOE carburetors, Spruell exhaust headers and MSD ignition. Other notable modifications include slotted and drilled brake rotors, FPS wheels, Koni shocks and an aftermarket front sway bar. A replacement wiring harness, electric fuel pump and radiator were installed. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a resealed five-speed manual gearbox and a limited-slip differential reportedly sourced from a 1988 Alfa Romeo Spider. The clutch, master cylinder, and flywheel have also been replaced. Recently, the car received a service that included an oil change and carburetor adjustment.

The four-wheel disc brakes feature cross-drilled and slotted rotors, as well as an adjustable bias valve. A replacement brake booster, master cylinder, and stainless-steel lines have been installed. A set of 15” Alfaholics GTA style wheels are wrapped in new Yokohama Advanced A052 195/55/15 tires, and the suspension has been refreshed and modified with replacement bushings, Koni red shocks, lowered springs, adjustable upper control arms and a larger front sway bar.

With its list of carefully chosen performance upgrades and quality of restoration, this classic Euro-Spec Alfa Romeo is built with the driver in mind. Driving is an art, and this car is the paintbrush by which masterpieces are made. A thrill to operate, it is the perfect choice for touring, club events or for the motoring enthusiast that passionately loves to drive.

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