From the Estate of James Messenger 1968 Alfa Romeo Giulia...
1968 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTV Race Car
Design by Bertone
Chassis no. AR 252854
Engine no. AR01629 001486 (see text)
1,962cc DOHC Inline Four, Alloy Block and Head
Dual Side Draft Weber Carburetors
140bhp at 5,500rpm (approx)
5-Speed Manual Gearbox
Independent Front, Solid Axle Rear Suspension with Coil Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
*Extensively Prepared by KTR European Motorsports
*Race prepped 2-litrer engine
*Well-known in vintage racing circles
*Veteran of the Lime Rock Historics
*Beautiful, eye-catching serpent livery
THE GIULIA SPRINT GTV
Alfa Romeo's mid-century renaissance arose with the mass-produced 750/101-series. The follow-up model, known as the 105, proved to be equally as successful, forming the core of Alfa-Romeo's lineup into the mid-1970s. Whether as a family sedan, a two-door GT or a roadster, the platform's inherent balance made it a natural for enthusiastic drivers.
Alfa Romeo prioritized production-based motorsports in the 1960s and Autodelta, the factory-backed race department, developed the Giulia Sprint GT coupe into a dominant force in the sub-2-liter categories. For privateers and the works team alike, the Giulia GT Coupe was the go-to model for racing. Homologation rules spawned an array of Giulia GTs ranging from 1,300cc to 2,000cc, encompassing the warmed-up production GTV to the red-hot lightweight GTA and widebody GTAm specials.
THE CAR OFFERED
The Alfa Romeo GTV Coupe is undoubtedly a motorsports legend, and enthusiasts worldwide continue to enjoy the sublime balance and sweet twin-cam engine through vintage racing events. This beautifully prepared 1968 GTV "Stepnose" is a well-known sight on the East Coast vintage racing scene, having been campaigned extensively at major events like the Lime Rock Historics, Watkins Glen Vintage Grand Prix, and Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. With its distinctive Alfa Red paintwork and white, green, and yellow Serpent graphics, the car is a definite standout. Racing equipment includes a fully stripped and lightened chassis with integral roll cage, fire suppression system, Lexan side windows, alloy wheels with Hoosier racing tires, and straight pipe exhaust. Power comes from a replacement 2-liter Alfa twin cam inline-four with twin Weber carbs, an alloy radiator, and Aeroquip plumbing.
This striking Alfa Romeo GTV represents a rare opportunity to acquire an expertly prepared and competitive racing car in near turn-key condition, ready for the exciting world of historic motorsport.