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for sale - the ad copy:

1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA
Year 1965
Make Alfa Romeo
Model Giulia Sprint
Type 1600 Stradale
Chassis No AR*613295*
Engine No AR00502/A *18789*
Completed June 7th, 1965
Sold June 10th, 1965
Delivered to So.F.A.R. (Official Distributor Alfa Romeo Paris, France)
Exterior Color Standard “Hawthorn White”
Interior Color Standard Black Vinyl

Registered New First registration in France was issued on January 5th, 1966

Chassis No AR*613295*

This is sequentially the 295th of 356, left-hand-drive GTAs built in 1965. The installed engine, s/n AR00502/A *18789* is sequentially the 288th engine completed in 1965. The engine No. is stamped on the original So.F.A.R. chassis plate and recorded at time of first registration and original to the vehicle as built new. This is quite rare as very few GTA models of any variation retain their original “matching number” engines.

This particular GTA 1600 was completed as a normal “Stradale” or road-version in standard “Hawthorn” white with standard black vinyl interior. A letter from the Alfa Romeo Archivist dated July 4th, 2012, states the following:

“Dear Sir,

with reference to your request we are informing you as follows:

According to our documentation files, the chassis number AR 613295 originally corresponds to an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA, manufactured on the 7th June, 1965 and sold on the 10th June 1965 to So.F.A.R., France. The body color is white, with black interiors”

The Carte Grise (French Road Registration Documents) confirm this GTA was first road-registered in France on January 5, 1966.

This particular GTA was not purchased for racing but instead used for pleasure by a short succession of French owners. It was always carefully preserved and well cared for throughout its life as an occasional use sports car.

In February of 1996, then owner, Dominique Bouhours brought this un-restored Alfa to a speciality garage in the Toulouse region of France for service work. Mr. Bouhours had owned the car since the early 1980s and noted that he was the third owner of the car.

Bouhours then decided to restore the car. At this time it remained in normal road or “Stradale" configuration. During this restoration, he had it prepared for use in FIA VHC competition events. The registration at this time was "3086 SL 93” and the car had been painted from white to red.

Michel Kahn the next owner purchased this Alfa on April 6, 2000. The latter undertook a second, more involved restoration accompanied by a full preperation of exceptional quality for racing and rally work. The work was entrusted to specialist, Tony Rotondi who, before opening his new garage in Fresnes, France was head of the famous Conrero Alfa Romeo workshops.

The new restoration by Tony Rotondi was done specifically for the car to compete in the Tour Auto and Monte Carlo Historic races and rallies. This final preparation is geared towards races and rallies and the appropriate safety and performance equipment has been carefully incorporated into the car without affecting the originality as best possible.

The car was repainted at this time to “Midnight Blue” with a white racing stipe and it is issued new registration, 726 XD 45. The complete file of this work totals 85K Euros which remains with the car.

Kahn then sold the car on November 1, 2004 to a new buyer who put it back for sale the following year. It was acquired at Automobilia / Tony Rotondi by Jean Berchon on December 28, 2005. The latter will continue to have it prepared and serviced regularly by Automobilia / Tony Rotondi during his entire ownership.

The car remained in rally/race configuration, still with blue and the with white stripe. Registration is now 465 QNC 75.

At the wheel Jean Berchon participated in the following competitions events:

-Tour Auto 2006 26th Overall in VHC

-Tour Auto 2007 63rd Overall in VHC

-Then a complete rebuild of the engine is performed.

-Tour Auto 2008 36th Overall in VHC

-Tour Auto 2009 13th in Class and 19th Overall in VHC

-Then a complete rebuild of the engine is performed again.

-Tour Auto 2011 33rd Overall VHC

-Historic Grand Prix of Paux with a podium finish in class

-Ronde du Ventoux 1st in Class, 13th Overall VHC

-Then sold to a new owner and serviced and prepared for events by Triniane Racing of Domene, France.

-The new owner raced it the following three years in the Tour Auto:

-Tour Auto 2013

-Tour Auto 2014

-Tour Auto 2015

From July until September of 2018, this GTA was prepared by Triniane Racing for next year’s Tour Auto with a rebuild of the engine, gearbox and rear axle.

This very special matching numbers, rust and accident free GTA is available for purchase and shipping world-wide. It is currently located in Paris, France with current French registration but can be shipped anywhere as need.

Please contact me for additional assistance with the purchase of this vehicle.

Kind regards always,

Bill Noon

Symbolic International
11425 Sorrento Valley Road
San Diego, California 92121 USA
 

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What a shame it was prepared for racing recently ...
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A few of Photos from Symbolic ad at the Classic Driver site. 5 of 21

Enjoy
Ken
 

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looks like a stock differential, unless early cars used these
Hi Fran, Not sure what you mean, How could it look different from the out side unless you you mean cast in provision for the sliding block.

That Sliding Block diff appeared in 1966 I believe. I think at some point surplus un-drilled sliding block differential centres may have appeared on later GTAs and GTA 1300 to use up stock.

So 1965 built Stradales were not fitted with a Sb Preped diff. And 1965 Corsas were probably retro fitted with it.

Have a look in Alleggerita technical volume for Homologation papers and photos.

Ciao

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Hi Ken, position of the drain plug would preclude installation of sliding block. GTA's with this feature I believe have the drain plug relocated, either in the raw cast state, or finished to accept sliding block. Fran

Reread your post, I understand, thanks, Fran
 

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Hi Ken, position of the drain plug would preclude installation of sliding block. GTA's with this feature I believe have the drain plug relocated, either in the raw cast state, or finished to accept sliding block. Fran

Reread your post, I understand, thanks, Fran
Heres what the special SB differential centre/carrier looks like.
 

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What you call drain plug on the differential housing on 613295 is not “drain plug” but filling plug in its regular position on pre-CRB differential housing (10532.17.107.00 in aluminium, or 10532.17.107.99 Elektron version). Drain plug was always situated at the bottom of differential base cover. On CRB (sliding block) version of differential housing, the filling plug (tapo di carico) was relocated on the right side of housing at the same height, and drain plug (tapo di scarico) has remained in its original bottom position. Cods for this housing is 10532.17.014.00 aluminium, and 10532.17.014.99 for Electron, competition version. On both versions, with or without CRB there was possibility to mount additional sump to increase the quantity of oil in the housing. Its code is 10564.17.184.00. Differential housing on 613295 is correct 1965 type. Conrero rarely (never) used CRB on his GTAs, and that is the reason for this choice on the car.
 

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Conrero rarely (never) used CRB on his GTAs, and that is the reason for this choice on the car.
Strange decision as Conrero never had anything to do with this road car. I guess one of the owners might be a fan ... more likely this Stradale never had the CRB and still hasn't got it.

Such a waste of a very rare road car ... unfortunately in it's present state surely the least sort after of any genuine GTA, as the racing conversion was recent and only for modern historic events ... erasing all it's history :crying2:. IMO should have left it as a road car and raced a replica maybe ???
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It references this Conrero connection, above. I'm just quoting, don't know any of this firsthand.

"The work was entrusted to specialist, Tony Rotondi who, before opening his new garage in Fresnes, France was head of the famous Conrero Alfa Romeo workshops."

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Arh, missed that.

I see that comment in the add more about trying to give this now race car some cred .... which it just does not have. Even if you build it exactly as they were it still never raced back in period ... next it will be Conrero personal car 😉

But I admit I have a chip on my shoulder that this oh so original GTA has been compromised
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Pete. So it is another storied GTA. But here maybe we are getting an honest story. Imagine it had disappeared from view only to reappear as a pristine white GTA Stradale with a different more palitable story and then the first paint chip reveals blue. Then further investigation reveals extra holes, filled holes, patched up this an that.

Just buy it and add to the story by changing the colour back to white or to red and enjoy it.

Ciao

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Arh, missed that.

I see that comment in the add more about trying to give this now race car some cred .... which it just does not have. Even if you build it exactly as they were it still never raced back in period ... next it will be Conrero personal car 😉

But I admit I have a chip on my shoulder that this oh so original GTA has been compromised
Pete
PSK, I do agree that 613295 had to remain in Stradale configuration. But you must consider also that Rotondi was certainly the best restoration/repair point in France for GTAs, and submit the car to his workshop was the best choice. He was Conrero’s disciple and used his standards in work/restoration (notice the engine oil sump on the ad photo), as Turin tuning school was independent from Autodelta, and due to not idyllic relationship between Virgilio Conrero and Carlo Chiti, Conrero never used Autodelta parts in elaboration. He created his own GTA kit and majority of S.O.F.A.R. imported cars prepared for competitions, were tuned under Conrero standards, 613295 included, as attested with Conrero badge on it. It was nice, regular, matching numbers Stradale, but its agonistic life started and is documented only after tuning. In attached photo is one of Rotondi-Conrero GTA in action.
 

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