The RHD GTA 752647 Story Continues
In March of this year Roman Tucker advised me that 752647 was likely available for sale. By early May my offer was accepted and the GTA was picked up at the Hunter farm in south OHIO and trailered to Roman Auto Prep in Michigan.
The GTA was remarkably intact as built with only 18776 miles on it but suffering from decades of storage in good and not so good conditions.
It was decided for the time being to preserve this GTA doing only suspension moving parts and bushing replacements, oil seals and rear axle bearings. The engine had 2 pistons seized from corrosion so that was dealt with and the headers where patched up and a new exhaust system was added. The Weber 45 DCOE14's were serviced by Gordon Raymond and 4 new Pirelli Cinturatos 165 x 14s were installed on the 14" x 6" Campy's.
Years of mouse housing was also removed. It was this mouse nesting that undoublabley caused the though corrosion of the lower left front fender.
In July, for her 50th birthday (July 27 1965), we took the GTA 752647 to The Alfas at the Glen, 50 ANNI DELLA GTA event (see last 3pics)where it was well received in its faded, dimpled as found condition. And I had some fun driving it around the infield and paddock areas whenever an errand needed doing.
We still need to deal with the wiper motor and heater and other small items and the floor will require sectioning in new pieces here and there.
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; 08-20-2015 at 10:22 AM.