1968 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV

Engine Size
1.8 Liter Twin Cam 4
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual
Vin
AR 1361218
Interior Color
Black
Exterior Color
Red
Stock
SCD 022

Desirable 1750 GTV

*Long-term ownership from 1970s
*Tipo 105.44 specification
*Red exterior with Black interior
*Rotisserie restoration between 1999 - 2002
*Engine and Gearbox Rebuilt
*Refreshed Steering and Suspension
*New Clutch Master and Rear Exhaust
*Extensive documentation and photos

The 105 and 115 Series Alfa Romeo coupes enjoyed a production life of a decade and a half. Second only to the Spider, they are probably the most recognizable of the production Alfas. They featured rather straightforward styling penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro for Bertone, but they were absolutely gorgeous in their simplicity. Giugiaro got all the details just right, with flat headlights seamlessly set into the grille, ample space for glass, and a delicate balance of curvaceous and angular features on the body. It was a reasonably affordable two-door coupe, but it was more pleasing to look at than plenty of more expensive and more purposeful sports cars. Giulia Sprint GT's, GTV's and GTA's had the performance to match the looks, and they saw remarkable success in the Trans-Am Series and in the touring car scene in Europe as they carried the torch for Alfa Romeo in the 1960s and '70s.

The Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce (also known as 1750 GTV) entered production in late 1967 along with the 1750 Berlina sedan and 1750 Spider. The cars were first shown to the press in January 1968. The 1750 GTV replaced the Giulia Sprint GT Veloce and introduced many updates and modifications. Most significantly, the engine capacity was increased to 1779 cc displacement. Peak power from the engine was increased to 120 hp at 5500 rpm and maximum torque was increased to 137 lb/ft at 3000 rpm. The result was that, on paper, the car had only slightly improved performance compared to the Giulia Sprint GT Veloce, but on the road it was much more flexible to drive and it was easier to maintain higher average speeds for fast touring. A total of 44,269 1750 GTVs were made before their replacement came along.

This 1968 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV is headed to auction with our friends at Bring a Trailer, with a realistic reserve if we do say so ourselves. Stay tuned for a link when the auction goes live.

Engine

Engine Size
1.8 Liter Twin Cam 4

Body

Body Color
Red

Basic

Year
1968
Make
Alfa Romeo
Model
1750

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Center Console
No
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