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65healey 07-14-2008 01:54 PM

'65 GTA RHD Potential Restoration
 
My family owns an unrestored '65 GTA RHD - Stradale - Red. Am I correct in that, if it is a RHD '65 GTA, it is a rare car? My dad (deceased) baught it new in 1967 from Autosport Inc., which was near or in proximity to the Cincinnati area or Northern Kentucky, I think. Alfa restorers I have spoken to in the past say they remember when the actual car was at that dealership. I am contemplating restoring it. I restored had my father's '65 Austin Healy 3000 Mk 3 in 2001 and am just now seeing the actual sellable value approach what I have in it. I am wondering if I should do the same with the GTA. Any and all feedback/advice would be greatly appreciated.

geh458 07-14-2008 02:47 PM

First off, welcome to the AlfaBB. Is your GTA operational? As far as restoring your GTA, it might look better, but it might be worth more to someone as it is in its present condition. With a restoration of a car of this caliber, some of its originality might be destroyed in the process.

Also, we like pictures. Do you have some to post?

akitaman 07-14-2008 07:02 PM

Hi Healey. Proceed with care. Lots of "sharks" in these waters. The car has a very good value to it. Contact Richard or Max at Alfaholics.com Your car has much more value in England then here. Richard and Max can give you good advise.

Good luck

crashmctavish 07-14-2008 08:54 PM

If its what you say it is its worth a lot of money, do not restore. Max at Alfaholics will tell you all about it.

Fletch 07-14-2008 10:29 PM

A RHD car will be worth more in the UK. Get a second and third opinion from other reputable UK specialists too. Also speak to Classic Alfa Romeo Parts & Spares Worldwide - Bertone, Spider & More and Alfa sales specialist John Williams in the UK.

alfagtv74 07-14-2008 11:18 PM

What do you want to do with it? are you looking to restore it to race/drive it? or are you looking to restore it to sell it, (& make money out of it) If you are looking to make money out from the car the best thing is not to touch it and sell it as-is... probably in pounds because the $ isn't really worth too much these days..
good luck

65healey 07-15-2008 05:21 AM

The car was started by a potential buyer 20 years ago, but not since.



Quote:

Originally Posted by geh458 (Post 593187)
First off, welcome to the AlfaBB. Is your GTA operational? As far as restoring your GTA, it might look better, but it might be worth more to someone as it is in its present condition. With a restoration of a car of this caliber, some of its originality might be destroyed in the process.

Also, we like pictures. Do you have some to post?


65healey 07-15-2008 05:24 AM

I want to restore and show it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by alfagtv74 (Post 593445)
What do you want to do with it? are you looking to restore it to race/drive it? or are you looking to restore it to sell it, (& make money out of it) If you are looking to make money out from the car the best thing is not to touch it and sell it as-is... probably in pounds because the $ isn't really worth too much these days..
good luck


MeanRedSpider 07-15-2008 05:32 AM

Being aluminium and rare, it's future value is very much tied up in it's condition and how well it is restored. The advice above is very sound - get an expert involved. Richard Banks would be a very good start.

Richard

kengta 07-15-2008 05:33 AM

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Originally Posted by 65healey (Post 593161)
My family owns an unrestored '65 GTA RHD - Stradale - Red. ....................My dad (deceased) baught it new in 1967 from Autosport Inc., which was near or in proximity to the Cincinnati area or Northern Kentucky, ...................

This is very interesting and you are fortunate to have such a car. About 190 in the number sequence according to Fusi. Tabucchi and Fusi say only 50 built.

It is very currious that a RHD GTA Stradale would be sold "new" in 1967 in the USA. I for one would like to Know the interesting story behind that.

Most RHD GTA in the USA were either brought for Racing in the Trans Am in 1966 and 1967 or brought over later from an RHD jurisdiction.

Can you please provide the serial number from right centre of fire wall. Should be AR* 752???* also of interst is the homologation name plate number, left side of fire wall.

Can you provide some equipment details? And Pictures.

Welcome to The Alfa BB.

Regards

Ken

65healey 07-16-2008 07:26 AM

GTA Pictures
 
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I am working on getting pictures. Haven't had time to get to the car as it is in storage. The only images I have are of manuals and such.

65healey 07-16-2008 10:27 AM

GTA Car Number
 
SN is AR752647. I remember taking very exciting rides (sometimes airborn) with my dad. Also know it had clear plastic windows which have now turned very crackeled. We have replacement glass windows that were purchased by my dad in the '70s.

kengta 07-16-2008 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 65healey (Post 594482)
SN is AR752647. I remember taking very exciting rides (sometimes airborn) with my dad. Also know it had clear plastic windows which have now turned very crackeled. We have replacement glass windows that were purchased by my dad in the '70s.

Thanks for sharing the serial number with us. I suggest you send an e-mail to the Alfa Romeo Document Centre at

[email protected]

giving them the serial number, the fact that it is Guida Destra (RHD), and original colour and they may be able to provide the date of manufacture, date of sale and to who and the colour and interior colour and perhaps not more.

Meanwhile I and perhaps others will search availble information for more for you.

Ciao

Ken

65healey 07-16-2008 12:45 PM

I have submitted the same to Marco Fazio at the Documentation Center.

RossoGTV4Me 07-16-2008 09:46 PM

Look forward to hearing more:)

BTW- I love Healey's especially the early 100/4's. My dad had one after the Army, which he bought from a service man whose wife made him sell it due to a baby. We actully saw the same actual car my dad owned at a a Concours event. We offered to buy it on the spot but at the time he did not want to sell it.


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