Hi, just posted a few pics of my Alfa Romeo 1978 116 GT Sports Sedan from early days, to how it will look soon with the car currently having New Lightweight Front Airdam/Bumper/Splitter Tray/Raised Venturi Undertray, Lightweight Doors, Lightweight Wide Rear Bumper, Re-Paint, New Lightweight Interior Panels, New Interior Trim Panels, New Exhaust from the Turbo back to exit infront of the LHS Rear Wheel , with, a Brief History, and enquiring if any fellow Alfa Enthusiasts can offer any info on the Cars History with Pics also.
The car Runs a Alfa 2.0 Litre 4 Cylinder Engine, Garrett TO4 Turbocharger, Bauer Intercooler, Motec Fuel Injection Management System, Group 4 Modified GP Sportscars Guards, Spoilers, and Panels, Simmons 15" and 16" Diameter Wheels depending on Track and Conditions, Hollinger 5 Speed Straight Cut Group A Gearbox, Adjustable Front Hollow Sway Bar, Auto Delta Aluminium Front Wishbones, etc, and is CAMS Log Booked.
Car was Originally Built in the Late 70's for Peter Wherret with the car painted in its PYE White and Green Sponsorship Colours, with Backing from Alfa Romeo Australia.
The car was then Sold to Gordon Stephenson of Perth and Raced mainly at Wanneroo in W.A. but unsure of the year.
In 1985 it was Purchased by Rob Burns in Victoria, and Fitted with the Turbo Engine. The car was Raced at the 1988 Adelaide F1 Grand Prix Meeting, and was very Successful in Victoria, being Raced at: Winton, Calder, and Sandown Raceway.
In 1989 it was Purchased by Peter Jones in Queensland, and Ran as part of the John McLean Motors Racing Team Driven by Peter Jones and Cameron McLean, Raced at: Lakeside, Oran Park, Sandown, and Winton Raceway.
In 1991 it was evidently owned by a W. Lee in Queensland and Raced at: Lakeside Raceway.
The car was then Purchased in 1993 by Mat Hibbard of Victoria, and Raced at Phillip Island, Winton, Sandown, and Eastern Creek Raceway.
In 1996 I purchased the car from Mat, and Tested the Car at Calder Raceway in Victoria, with a New Engine, after which it was fitted with a New Turbo.
I was to then Commence a Lightening Program on the car, however, I had an accident in my Road Alfa Romeo 1977 116 GTV ( Separate to the Race Car )from a Right Hand Tyre Blowing Out in Pouring Rain in Warrandyte, with the Right Front Wheel finishing at my Right Knee with my Right Leg under the Smashed in RH Wheel, and both legs broken as well as other injuries. Consequently, I lost my Right Leg just under my Knee after 15 Operations to save it.
The Alfa was a Source of motivation to learn to Walk again, and now after the car being in storage I am in the process of trying to source a Hand-Held Clutch to Adapt to the Racecar giving me the Opportunity to Race it again in the Alfa Club Events, with Left Foot Braking, but no Double Clutching.
If anyone has any pics of the Racecar, or History they can Share with me I would be Very Grateful if you could post the info here on this Thread.
Best Regards, Peter.