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Lot 104

2018   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2018

1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTC

Coachwork by Bertone | Updated by Touring

SOLD $148,500

Estimate

$150,000 - $200,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

AR755684

Car Highlights

One of Only 1,000 Alfa Romeo GTC Examples Produced
Novel 2+2 Cabriolet Updated by Carrozzeria Touring
Comprehensively Restored in Switzerland
Accompanied by Receipts and Photographs of Restoration
One of the Most Coveted 105-Series Alfa Romeos

Technical Specs

1,570 CC DOHC Aluminum Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Two Weber 40 DCOE Twin-Choke Carburetors
108 HP at 6,000 RPM
5-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Servo-Assisted Disc Brakes
Front A-Arm Suspension with Coil Springs
Rear Live Axle with Trailing Arms and Coil Springs
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From a Private Collection

It remains a mystery whether the Alfa Romeo GTC was intended to replace the outgoing Giulia Spider in the company’s lineup or was simply a limited-edition convertible until the Duetto’s introduction in 1966. Carrozzeria Touring was contracted to remove the roofs from Bertone-bodied Giulia GT Veloce Coupes, bracing the bodies without adding undue weight. Touring closed its doors shortly thereafter – limiting the GTC to only 1,000 units and making it one of Alfa Romeo’s rarest postwar production models.

A hand-built car, the bracing used by Touring evolved throughout the limited run of the GTC. Differences from the coupe included “GTC” body script and a black dashboard to cut down glare when the top was down. Mechanical specifications remained consistent with those of the coupe.

The GTC offered here was treated to an extensive restoration in Switzerland before being imported to the US in 2012. The car was repainted in Bianco Spino (White) from top to bottom, and fitted with red leather interior and a black soft top.

A rare find in any condition, this Giulia GTC Cabriolet is a historic footnote in the Giulia lineage, and a desirable drop-top version of Alfa Romeo’s sporty Giulia GT Coupe. Admired by Alfisti the world over, the rare GTC is one of the most prized coachbuilt Italian sports cars of its day.