Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
It's worth mentioning that GTA (105.32) parts both engine, drive train, and bodywork were listed in the 105 parts book. For that matter, so were TI Super (105.16) parts. Parts for both cars were available from factory stocks and could be easily purchased from Alfa. I was importing (on a very small scale) performance parts from Italy during the early 70's and was surprised at what was actually sitting on Alfa's shelves. It's entirely possible that someone with an interest in doing so could have fitted out a 1750 with aluminum panels and sundry other items. There were certainly people in various parts of the world with the knowledge and expertise to build such a car. AUSCA, where a young Gordon Raymond worked, produced some very interesting round-tail spiders which were fitted out with complete GTA engines and running gear. Someone who may have some useful information on this is Matt Jones at ReOriginals. Matt was in Italy at the time and was well connected with Alfa parts sources, both from the factory and Italian aftermarket.
Jim . . . '72 Super 1300, '70, 1750GTV, 2nd series,
'62, Lancia Flaminia Zagato3c, 2nd series