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One of the most beloved Italian GTs of all time, the Alfa Romeo 105-series coupe debuted in 1963 and remained in production through 1977. Featuring a free-revving twin-cam engine, five-speed gearbox, four-wheel disc brakes, and handsome Giugiaro-styled Bertone coachwork, the Giulia Sprint GT and GTV models combine all the best Alfa Romeo qualities in one attractive and well-rounded package.
The lovely example presented here is an original US-market 1750 GT Veloce, which came factory-equipped with SPICA fuel injection and “flying buttress” front seats. Constructed by Alfa Romeo in December 1969, this car was finished in the distinctive color combination of Cava Beige (AR821) with black upholstery. Retailed through Peter Satori’s dealership in Pasadena, California, the GTV was first owned by Hollywood film director Monte Hellman, best known for his classic road movie Two-Lane Blacktop. Remarkably, Mr. Hellman held on to the car until the late 1990s when he sold it to David Wasco, the Oscar-winning production designer known for his collaborations with Quentin Tarantino.
Subsequently owned by Alfa enthusiasts in Washington, Florida, and California, this Alfa Romeo has benefited from considerable mechanical work, including an engine rebuild overseen by Group 2 Motorsports in Seattle with additional work including rebuilding the gearbox with German synchros, as well as attention to the braking, exhaust, and ignition systems. Its history is thoroughly documented by a fantastic file of original paperwork, which includes service records, restoration invoices, and correspondence dating back to 1971.
An attractive, well-sorted, and comprehensively documented 1750 GT Veloce, this is a particularly appealing 1960s Alfa Romeo – one that ought to delight any Italian car enthusiast.