848... were essentially GTA junior shells with a 1600 drivetrain. They have the later 4-bolt crossmember, the higher rear wheel arches, slightly different rivet spacing on the rear panel, fake woodgrain dash, ATE brakes (rears w/ small wheel cylinder), Bonaldi booster, die cast head, aluminum front timing cover.
Three of these were delivered to the Scuderia Autohaus Taunus which belonged to the son of Alfred Teves of ATE. 848001 and 848003 were among the 3 cars, all of them Autodelta prepared with one car being fuel injected w/ narrow angle head.
Re; GTA junior with steel panels: I am dubious that these were original as I have seen some GTA juniors with the latest build dates and they had aluminum panels. However, Lee Midgley ran his GTA w/ steel fenders but they weren't original ...
Here are some of the 848... cars I have information about, some of it made available by martinue on this board.
848001 Autohaus Taunus. German race history. I have owned this car since 1984
848002 reportedly was sold to Frankfurt but likely was sold to Ecuador instead. Possible Ecuadorean race history. It was recently sold by VSOC.
848003 Autohaus Taunus, sold to Helmut Haehn; converted to 1300; sold by Thiesen in Germany recently.
848011 Autodelta prepared; converted to 1300
848016 probably Autodelta prepared w/ substantial modifications
848017 probably Autodelta prepared w/ substantial modifications
Picture of 848001 below
concerning the GTA chassis no:848011 ,I can give some information:
We bought this GTA in a package of 3 cars 1998 in Essen/germany.
(with my GTV6 Gp.A works and anther GTA 1600 stradale)
The car was white and in a desolate state . Cause I want to let the GTV6 in my garage, I had to sell the two GTA. But there was no signes of an autodelta preparation on 848011 you mentioned. It was a normal streetcar ,about the conversion to 1300 I cannot say something,because the car came without engine . In Zolder same year ,I had contact with Nick Atkins ,we raced both in european challenge , and he told me ,that he wants to buy an GTA to be more competetive as his TI Super. Some weeks later, his co-driver,John Dooley cam to germany to check the GTA 848011 and than Nick bought the car . I know, that he want to prepare it for racing, but I loose contact and dont know what happens to 848011. BUT!!! in fact, that I had no original german car papers( KFZ-Brief missing) I contacted german immatriculation center in Flensburg. They gave information: first imatriculation in germany 2/2/1966 !!!!! ( a ghost car)
Perhaps, another member know the following history.
About the other 848... I had ,I can tell , that he was sold over another station to the netherlands .It was a stradale without racehistory, and had an new brake/clutch system with pedals from high and a new dashboard ( but both later conversions,not from Alfa!!!)!He came in color brown metallic and left in original red.The engine was 1750 with 45 mm Solex-carbs!Unfortunately I dont remember the complete chassisnumber! I will look in my old assurancepapers, perhaps I can find something.