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'66 GTA at Coys Auction in two days...

Alfa Romeo GTA Pre 66 Specification Historic Race Car for sale, classic cars for sale uk (Car: 86341)

A Ferraro prepared GTA with interesting history; chassis AR105/59/776001

Estimate is ~$100-150K; does that seem right?
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sounds like normal to me.
I've been on many a GTAs trail lately, seems on the button. Probably will be a Tour Auto contender.


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This car was born as a 1970 GTA 1300 Junior

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Alfa Romeo GTA Pre 66 Specification Historic Race Car for sale, classic cars for sale uk (Car: 86341)

A Ferraro prepared GTA with interesting history; chassis AR105/59/776001

Estimate is ~$100-150K; does that seem right?
Hello members,

I thought I saw this chassisnumber before today! This car started life as one of the four GTA 1300 Juniors of 1970 (according to my sources).
Have a look at the thread http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/giul...-gta-sale.html where another GTA 1300 Junior from 1970 is for sale.

Ciao, Olaf

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Did it sell? For how much?

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BTW, the catalogue estimate was for 55-65,000, which in today's devalued GBP is a lot less that you chaps are thinking. It is actually $82-97,000..... not the $100-150,000 suggested. The auction is tonight, Thursday 11th.

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Hello,

when i look closely at the pictures the coys side offers, something is strange to me. The car remembers me to a GTA i once saw in Spa. That car had wings that were 50% out of plastic and rivited to the left over material. That was the case in the front and in the back area. It wasnt a wide body car, it had the mesurements of a narrow body.

Does anybody know of what car i am speaking. If i am right, I think that explains the price.
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I saw this car at Andrew Thourugoods (wrong spelling?) garage ten years ago, at that time it had plastic doors and hood,it was in need of a renovation at that time. It looks like it need a new make over now.

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Word from Coy's is that the car did not sell and is available for private treaty.

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Thanks for all the follow up.
I've been a fan of GTAs since I was a kid in the 60's but not a careful student. Now I'm finally getting interested in finding one.
I'd be interested in the opinion of others:
How representative of GTAs out there is this Coys car?
As much as I enjoy the history narrated on the auction website, the car as it sits today looks like it has received full ongoing contemporary race prep, and is at this point pretty far from original.
In short it looks pretty used up, and a candidate for ~$50K of detailing to bring back to as-delivered 1969 form?
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There is the eternal problem....do you move the car along technologically so that it is competitive in its chosen series or do you leave it as originally produced and be at the back of the grid? I don't know the answer to that, but as you say some money would have to be spent to bring it back to its as-delivered state.
Then, assuming you spend the money, the question arises of what do you do with the car....even to enter the Tour Auto type of event these days you need to be driving what is essentially a racing car to be in the competition section.
I have just this problem!!!

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Is it just me who thinks that the stamping of the serial# looks uneven and very close together .... typeface looks correct.
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Is it just me who thinks that the stamping of the serial# looks uneven and very close together .... typeface looks correct.
Hello Alleggerita,

Some examples for comparison.

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Is it just me who thinks that the stamping of the serial# looks uneven and very close together .... typeface looks correct.
Hey Alle, no it is not just you who thinks the stamping is off but I think the numeric font is off also. The AR looks right. Although I am not that familiar with looking at GTAj's S/N.

Coys might be interested in this info and comparison to Olaf's pics. Wasn't it Coys that Anthony R. contacted some time back about a car with a duplicate GTA s/n that had an obvious wrong font.

I can only find one pic of a GTAj S/N for comparison.

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Yeah something isn't right with the chassis numbers on that Coy's GTA Jr. Here is a picture of the face rhd GTA they had up for auction a couple years ago.

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