The Classic Sale At Silverstone Festival 25th - 27th August 2023

The Classic Sale at Silverstone Festival 2023 Cars 64 Registration: FNN 848C Chassis No.: AR752501 Estimate: £80,000 - £100,000 Specialist: Charles Smalley Telephone No: 07421 007866 Lot 337 1965 Alfa Romeo Guilia Sprint ‘GTA’ Replica The successor to the successful Giulietta range was unveiled in 1962 with the launch of the Giulia Series 105 with various models to follow, including the GTA, which arrived in 1965 as the official competition version of the Giulia Sprint GT. Produced in both road and race variants, the GTA went on to become an iconic touring car of the day, no doubt down to the lightweight ‘Alleggerita’ styling and the excellent twin-cam 1,570cc four-cylinder engine which was extensively modified specifically for the GTA, bringing about outstanding results over the following years, the most notable of which were consecutive victories in the 1966-68 European Touring Car Championship, no mean feat once never mind three times on the trot. This particular ‘GTA’ replica, chassis number #AR752501, was discovered in Italy in the mid-1990s where it was road-registered by Irma Zanella in 1997 as shown by the Italian registration documents that are included within the comprehensive history file. It should also be noted at this point that there is another GTA that bears the same chassis number. In 1998, ownership passed to Cees Van Haver in the Netherlands before it joined the extensive collection of Sir Anthony Bamford. First registered in the UK in 2007, it later passed through the hands of Historic Racing guru, Willie Green, before being sold to Michael Sexton and Paul Halford, in whose hands it completed the 2009 Tour Auto. FIA/HTP papers were first issued in 2016, enabling this very appealing Alfa to take to the circuit, competing initially in HSCC and Equipe events. Purchased by the current custodian in 2018, it was mechanically overhauled and checked over by Ian Gwynne of BGM prior to his participation within the CSCC and HRDC race series being checked over and maintained during races as one would expect. Current specification includes the Funari-built engine, gearbox and final drive with recent dyno set up showing 170bhp. Professionally stored and maintained since 2020, and remaining in outstanding condition throughout, an element of minor recommissioning may be required depending on what the next custodian may have in mind for this rare and desirable Alfa Romeo. Offered at a fraction of the cost of a genuine GTA, and eligible for some of the most competitive historic race series, this beautifully presented Alfa comes complete with current FIA/HTP papers and could provide an entry into some of the most prestigious events on the Historic Motorsport calendar. An outstanding and well-known GTA Replica built to FIA/HTP ‘Appendix K’ regulations, with previous outings in Tour Auto amongst others and eligible for numerous race series. More Details Lot 337 Bid On Lot 337