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'66 GTA in NY Times

Saw this feature in the NYT :

http://collectiblecars.nytimes.com/V...L610091&From=F

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Typical, these cars always come up when I can't find that spare $100k I had sitting around doing nothing!

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I think it's just a show-your-prize article, not a classified ad. Says the current owner races it though, that's pretty cool.

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I picked this car up w/ a friend of mine to deliver it to it's current owner, and to say that it's 'pristine' is an understatement. This car is perfect!
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I wonder what the "attractive price" that ARNA had on these cars back then?

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I see that the article perpetuates the myth that there were only 50 RHD GTAs built.

Fusi lists 50 RHD GTA’s for 1965 and 140 for 1966. The 1966 listing for GTA g.d. ( g.d. = guida destra= RHD) is not directly below the GTA listing as it is for 1965 but further down the 1966 list on the next page.

1965 GTA RHD S/N 752501 to 752550
1966 GTA RHD S/N 752551 to 752191

Several well know authors have quoted the 50 figure for GTA RHD production in their texts and added to the myth. Some of the higher serial numbers show up in “Allegerita”.

Also of interest (to me anyways) is the number of 8, GTA RHD's brought to the US for the Trans Am in 1966 and the number 75, as the total number of Autodelta prepared GTA’s.

I believe that #85 has never been altered much, as were other longer raced GTA’s, since it rolled out of Alfa Romeo/Autodelta and raced in the Trans Am in 1966 (if you don’t count any race shunts it may have had) and is a pristine original.

I have attached some pdf pages from Fusi for your interest.

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1964 Sprint GT, B-Sedan in 70's
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2000 Catalina 320, Hull #765 Northern Dream
2001 BMW Z3 3.0i

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Originally Posted by lowmileage
I wonder what the "attractive price" that ARNA had on these cars back then?
If I remember correctly - don't know where my copy of the old brochure is right now - ARI was offering Autodelta prepared GTAs including race prepped engines with a minimum of 150hp guaranteed, complete with side exhaust, knuckle risers, sliding blocks and a full bag of other Autodelta goodies for $7800 plus change. While this was a fair whack of change, this was a lot less than an Autodelta GTA could be gotten for in Europe at the time.
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