Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Adelaide (Modbury)
The original question was were there GTVs with alloy parts doors, bonnet and rear deck lid from the factory.
Even though the definition of factory tends to be the Alfa factory at Arese, there was also the Autodelta factory, which was acquired by Alfa Romeo in 1964, so from 1965 it too was part of Alfa, with it's own production line.
The 1750 GTV was allowed to have alloy doors and a boot lid in one of two main ways
First way was use any 1750 GTV LHD(AR1350001) or RHD (AR1450001) and then use homologation FIA 1565 Group 2 plus the FIA rules of 1st Jan 1970 and have them installed by a dealer or at the Auto Delta factory or by a private individual or by a race team to run in Group 2 in 1970/71.
The second way was use any 1750 GTV USA LHD (1350001) car that had been homologated as a GTAm and this time use the homologation FIA 1576 G2 variation 3/2V and have them installed by a dealer or at the Auto Delta factory, or by a private individual or a by a race team to run in Group 2 in 1970/71. (Side note: The twin spark engine for the GTAm was first homoligated also using FIA 1576 G2 variation 3/2V 1st Jan 1970)
A supplement to the above two would be if the Auto Delta factory, or a private individual or a team continued and built up a group 6 car full alloy car as per FIA rules.
Unfortunately FIA rules meant Autodelta could not campaign at the same time group 1 and 2 as well as group 5 and 6 using the same body shell design. (But could have built one up for you!)
What I am saying is after 50 years these things could have happened given the rules existed that made it possible to give you a car that had alloy doors and boot lid and possibly a full alloy car.
Bring yourself into 2019 and you will notice that FIA rules still allow you to race in Group 2 your 1750 GTV RHD or 1750 GTV LHD(GTAm).
38023 31/12/2025 CH-5794 Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce 1565 G2 CT19
44746 31/12/2028 D-6171 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTAm 1576 G2 CT19
In attempting to give a clear answer we have found there probably is not one but many ways to answer and not all of us agree all the time which is great. I think this question has merit as it gives all owners of 1750 GTVs an important insight into their car.
As always my opinions
Last edited by Steve105; 01-20-2019 at 05:47 AM.