There have been opinions expressed that the classic car market is soft, and from my perspective I agree with a few exceptions. Among E9 BMWs (3.0 CS/CSi/CSL), and any air cooled Porsche 911, it seems that the 105/115 range of Alfa Romeos are outperforming the market. Small sample size of course, but this is impressive.
-tj in the enough alrainy Cruz Mtns
I did not follow the sale, but did look at the some of the pictures and noted the body number was AR 1540344. It's certainly is impressive given the underside still needs a major clean and tidy up i.e paint etc.
Even though it was delivered on June 28, 1969 and the owner can claim it to be a 1969 on the paperwork. Technically this car was made in 1967 based on Fusi's range for 1967 cars AR1350001 to 1350919 see page 843. I think this ability to claim it to be a 1969 on the paperwork in the USA did inflate the price by a 15-20%
If you see some of the films of the factory's storage facilities for finished cars, there were huge warehouses where they were stored. Lables placed on windscreens like USA Newark, UK, .. The dust on some of the cars was very thick, so I think cars were parked there for over a year, may be more, until the dealer paid for the cars.
My estimates back in December 2018 I noted that the 1750 GTV LHD cars were on the rise
My December 2018 comments
"1750 GTV Steel cars top condition restored cars. These prices are on the rise due to diminishing supply of cars presenting in standard format, due to need of 'outlaw' car make overs.
LHD GTV 1967 $55,000-65,000
LHD GTV 1968 $70,000-80,000
LHD GTV 1969 $110,000-120,000
LHD GTV 1970 $70,000-80,000
LHD GTV 1971 $70,000-80,000"
Cars made in 1967 and delivered in 1969 I think did occur in other countries as well, and at the time of the factory strikes in 1971/72.
I did not see a copy in the photos of the Alfa Centro Documentazione certificate. My guess it may list the car as a 1967, it just depends when the car left the factory gate (or warehouse). I still stand by my estimates list, but with a caveat the list refers to car as per Fusi's list. In general 1969 cars based on Fusi's list would have a body number 1533348 to 1533987.
On examining the 1969 body numbers for GTAms there are three listed under under AR1530919. This indicates the factory/Autodelta were using early body shells and building them to later specs. This could just have been another body shell put aside for one of these applications but never used for racing/testing, so was built up and on sold as a road car before the series 2 1750 with it's different interior and bumpers came onto the market.
Don't forget the clean air act for the control of air pollution from motor vehicles in 1960's dictated how cars presented themselves, carbies/fuel injection etc.