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1971 Alfa Romeo GT Veloce (Auction ends Wednesday April 27th 2022)
Chassis No. – AR*1532108*
Exterior Color – Silver
Interior Color – Black
Engine – 1750 SPICA injection twin cam 4 cylinder
Transmission – 5-speed manual
Current Miles – 44,082 miles TMU
Current Owner – Purchased in 2014
Highlights for this car
Outfitted with working Air Conditioning that blows cold
Nice driver level car with admirable finishes and solid mechanicals
Excellent recently refurbished interior
Rare and desirable 1750 variant
Enjoying increased success in the new line of GT cars that evolved in the early 60s, Alfa Romeo released the first series 105/115 series coupes in 1963. Spanning a prolific 14 years in production, the model run remained largely unchanged due in part to the remarkably clean and sporting Giugiaro penned body design. As iterations unfolded, a range of engines evolved leading up to the SPICA fuel-injected 1750 GTV (Veloce) which was offered for US delivery examples. The potent 1,779cc engine was a fantastic pairing for the 5-speed manual gearbox which, along with revised suspension geometry and an anti-roll bar fitted to the rear suspension, made for great road manners. Larger front disc brakes and calipers were also installed. These notable improvements made for a better handling car overall but also invited spirited highway driving making the GTV a more refined and versatile GT car as it entered the new decade.
This example was purchased by the current and consigning owner in 2014. Service and parts documentation with the car indicate a new brake booster was installed in 2010. A new set of carpets for the trunk and new battery were purchased and installed in 2019. The car has been in the collection of a known Northern California Alfa Romeo collector for the past eight years where it has been serviced in-house by the collection mechanic who has performed regular services, oil changes, and general repairs as needed during current ownership.
Today with 44,082 miles indicated, this Alfa Romeo offers nice driver level cosmetics including older fine flake paint that has been generally well maintained showing good gloss and generally good cosmetic finish. There is an area of bubbling which can be seen at the front passenger side rocker panel and typical minor stone chips at various points on the car. The trim is in generally good condition overall appearing original to the car with minor areas of age evident. The grille is very nice and properly fitted in place. A set of yellow lens lights are mounted inboard of the grille. The lenses, lighting, bumpers, and various trim and script are in very good condition contributing to the overall cohesive visual presentation, once again essentially driver level. The panel gaps are consistent showing good closures and tight fit, even for both doors which show good part lines. The floating hood, often lacking proper fit, sits flush and latches correctly. The glass is in very good condition with brand etching that appears consistent with original factory installation for the side, rear, and vent glass. Outfitted with painted silver stamped steel wheels and finished with stainless steel wheel covers, the wheel rims appear to be original and unrestored. The car wears a set of Pirelli Cinturato P5 P185/70 R14 tires with ample tread remaining.
The interior features nicely finished black bucket seats which have been previously recovered and have a high-quality look and feel to the material and pleating as well as the correct woven material appearing on the front seat backs and rear seat area. The overall interior presents very well with most of the interior surfaces appearing in very good condition, likely a mixture of replaced items and original features. The door panels, various chrome trim, and side panels have a very high-quality feel to the finishes, and the carpeting appears to be more recently replaced, here too with high quality and correct type materials. The dashboard is quite nice, featuring clean and nicely detailed instruments with excellent color and contrast and smooth wood-toned inserts for the dash and center console. The black dash padding is in very good condition fronted by a sporty black padded Alfa Romeo branded steering wheel. A surprising feature is mounted on the left side of the steering wheel, controls for Air Conditioning. A rare option, even rarer so, one that properly functions, as is the case in this example which blows cold air while in use. The trunk is clean and well-maintained, finished with a new set of trunk carpets installed in 2019 and housing the 12V battery also installed in 2019. Under the trunk floor, a full-sized spare tire is in place and a fuel tank which appears to have been more recently refinished or replaced as it is quite nice in finish both under the car and as seen inside the trunk.
Under the hood, the engine bay delivers a correct presentation reflective of original specifications. Though not detailed for show presentation, the engine appears largely correct in general detail with a proper SPICA airbox, stain black cam cover, and various details consistent with Alfa Romeo manufacturing during this period. Overall, the engine compartment displays finishes that are typical of cars that have been driven and enjoyed, regularly serviced but not prepared for show. The undercarriage is representative of an unrestored example. Selected metal suspension components display surface corrosion as typically found on unrestored cars. The car appears to have been fitted more recently with new shock absorbers and coil springs, a correct-type exhaust system, a new fuel tank, and a handful of various newer soft lines. Correct aluminum casting pans and transmission casings, and other correct parts and components for this series car finish off the chassis.
The car starts, stops, runs, and drives very capably as evidenced in the driving video accompanying the photos in the gallery. The air conditioning operates properly and blows cold air when in use with fan settings functioning in all modes. The gearbox is excellent with no synchro issues, the clutch takes up nicely, and the disc brakes bring the car down smoothly and evenly on a firm pedal. Acceleration is progressive from the SPICA outfitted engine offering a balanced feel especially notable in the improved suspension offered in these later series cars.
Items Included with the Car
The car is accompanied by a set of four floor mats, a tire wrench, and selected service documents from the previous and current owner.
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