What Fusi had to Say
Here attached is what Fusi, in "All Cars", had to say about the GTA and the GTA Corsa, which is, I suspect, is where the moniker, Corsa, as applied to the GTA 1600 prepared by Auto Delta came from; see page 617. He does not use it, corsa, for the GTAj in that publication at least.
He does not seem to differentiate and nor do I for that matter, between the AD team Corsas and those Corsas sold to others, although there undoubtedly were differences in preparation. But a Corsa must have been prepared by AD and I would suggest that prep should have been before delivery to the first owner of record which in some cases was Auto Delta presumably for the team cars. Stradales returned to Auto Delta for preparation by a private owner, if there are any such situations, should be considered just that and stand on there own merit and are not a Corsa.
Corsas where prepared in both LHD and RHD versions.
Equally, I do not call Stradales sold to and converted to race spec by other tuners, either in era or later, Corsas, they just are what they are, GTA Stradales converted to a race spec by others. And they stand on their own merit, their own success or lack of such and are best accompanied with proving documentation.
The name, GTA Corsa, must be reserved for those GTAs that came prepared to the first owner from the Alfa/Auto Delta complex. IMHO
Of course some GTA Corsa origins are by now anecdotal and people should be aware. Others have better documentation in the form of Doc Centre Records, AD PROVA sheets and/or ACI ID papers. Some can be identified by era pictures.
These, the GTAs, Stradale or Corsa or Preped/Raced by others are all significant rare cars and one should be happy with the true facts.
Ken Geiger, Toronto
1965 GTA, RHD, Stradale
ex- 1965 GTA, RHD, Corsa, Trans/Am 66-72
1964 Sprint GT, B-Sedan in 70's
1970 Giulia Super (CDN Spec)
1976 1600 GTj (Italian Spec)
1966 Harley Sprint (Aermacchi) 250
2000 Catalina 320, Hull #765 Northern Dream
2001 BMW Z3 3.0i
Last edited by kengta; 08-10-2015 at 01:32 PM.