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1974 Alfa Romeo GTAm Tribute

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1974 Alfa Romeo GTAm Tribute
Chassis no. AR3025274
•Replica of the GTAm competition model
•Numerous new components
•Brakes restored and engine tuned

* Please note that this car will be available for viewing by prior appointment in Belgium.

Introduced in 1965 at the Amsterdam motor show, the GTA (the 'A' stood for alleggerita - lightened) was the official competition version of the Giulia Sprint GT. The model was produced in road and race variants, the latter, as usual, being the responsibility of Autodelta. Visually almost indistinguishable from the road-going Sprint GT, the GTA differed by virtue of its aluminium body panels, Plexiglas side and rear windows and lightened interior fittings and trim. As a result, the GTA tipped the scales at around 200kg lighter than the stock steel-bodied car.

Alfa's classic twin-cam 1,570cc four underwent extensive modification for the GTA, the angle between the valves being reduced from 90 to 80 degrees and the valve sizes substantially increased; there no longer being room between them for a central spark plug, a change was made to twin-plug ignition. In road trim the revised engine produced 115bhp, with up to 170 horsepower available in race tune.

The GTA made its racing debut on 20th March 1966 at Monza, Andrea de Adamich and Teodoro Zeccoli triumphing in the Jolly Club Four-Hour Race. From then on the Autodelta-prepared GTAs enjoyed outstanding success, winning the European Touring Car Championship three years running from 1966-68.
The following year, Alfa Romeo updated the concept in the form of the GTAm, which was based on the Giulia 1750 GT Veloce export model for the United States market. Equipped with SPICA mechanical fuel injection, the engine was enlarged to 1,985cc, bringing it closer to the 2-Litre class limit, and the GTAm made liberal use of lightweight glassfibre body panels and Plexiglas for the windows. The 'm' is commonly supposed to stand for 'maggiorata' (enlarged) though some believe GTAm stands for 'GT America'. Autodelta built 19 GTAm 'works' cars plus 21 'customer' cars for Group 2 racing between 1969 and 1971. Genuine examples rarely come to market, and when they do command a veritable king's ransom; for most enthusiasts the only way to ownership is by means of a replica, as seen here.

Recently resprayed in Rosso Corsa, this tribute car features the GTAm kit with earlier taillights. Numerous new components have been fitted including the following:

Ignition
Exhaust system
Electrical wiring
Retro racing bucket seats
Red seat belts
Signal switch
Dash cover
Steering wheel
Door panels
Gear lever knob
Headlining
Rear seat upholstery (not installed)
Seals
Wheels
Toyo semi-slick tyres

In addition, the brakes have been restored and the engine tuned, while the Quadrifoglio emblems have not been installed but are included in the sale. According to our vendor the Alfa is great fun to drive fast, very stable, and very sporty. The car comes with a clean US title and with duties and taxes fully paid.

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1974 Alfa Romeo GTAm Tribute
Chassis no. AR3025274
•Replica of the GTAm competition model
•Numerous new components
•Brakes restored and engine tuned

* Please note that this car will be available for viewing by prior appointment in Belgium.

Introduced in 1965 at the Amsterdam motor show, the GTA (the 'A' stood for alleggerita - lightened) was the official competition version of the Giulia Sprint GT. The model was produced in road and race variants, the latter, as usual, being the responsibility of Autodelta. Visually almost indistinguishable from the road-going Sprint GT, the GTA differed by virtue of its aluminium body panels, Plexiglas side and rear windows and lightened interior fittings and trim. As a result, the GTA tipped the scales at around 200kg lighter than the stock steel-bodied car.

Alfa's classic twin-cam 1,570cc four underwent extensive modification for the GTA, the angle between the valves being reduced from 90 to 80 degrees and the valve sizes substantially increased; there no longer being room between them for a central spark plug, a change was made to twin-plug ignition. In road trim the revised engine produced 115bhp, with up to 170 horsepower available in race tune.

The GTA made its racing debut on 20th March 1966 at Monza, Andrea de Adamich and Teodoro Zeccoli triumphing in the Jolly Club Four-Hour Race. From then on the Autodelta-prepared GTAs enjoyed outstanding success, winning the European Touring Car Championship three years running from 1966-68.
The following year, Alfa Romeo updated the concept in the form of the GTAm, which was based on the Giulia 1750 GT Veloce export model for the United States market. Equipped with SPICA mechanical fuel injection, the engine was enlarged to 1,985cc, bringing it closer to the 2-Litre class limit, and the GTAm made liberal use of lightweight glassfibre body panels and Plexiglas for the windows. The 'm' is commonly supposed to stand for 'maggiorata' (enlarged) though some believe GTAm stands for 'GT America'. Autodelta built 19 GTAm 'works' cars plus 21 'customer' cars for Group 2 racing between 1969 and 1971. Genuine examples rarely come to market, and when they do command a veritable king's ransom; for most enthusiasts the only way to ownership is by means of a replica, as seen here.

Recently resprayed in Rosso Corsa, this tribute car features the GTAm kit with earlier taillights. Numerous new components have been fitted including the following:

Ignition
Exhaust system
Electrical wiring
Retro racing bucket seats
Red seat belts
Signal switch
Dash cover
Steering wheel
Door panels
Gear lever knob
Headlining
Rear seat upholstery (not installed)
Seals
Wheels
Toyo semi-slick tyres

In addition, the brakes have been restored and the engine tuned, while the Quadrifoglio emblems have not been installed but are included in the sale. According to our vendor the Alfa is great fun to drive fast, very stable, and very sporty. The car comes with a clean US title and with duties and taxes fully paid.

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