600ish usa spica series I 1750 was the number i was given 30 yrs ago. seems like the later numbers tally have gone up through the internet.Some 1750 GTV Alfas are rare and sought after and some are rare and not as sought after. Based on Fusi's numbers/corrections it what appears like a limited supply of 1750 105 cars were exported into the US(51) and RHD (45) versions (Australia mainly). Since we have been through the way how the US dealers listed build dates and that cars in Australia cars took longer to get here, probably just have to go with what is on the official paperwork and if it presents as the model you want, good. The Alfa 105register also can assist, but it may also be confusing the situation a little as even though it lets owners list the build date, it is not qualifying as to which build dates are listed. Are the dates the official factory build dates or the registration document build date?
There was unrest at the Alfa Arese factory in the late sixties early seventies which hampered I think record keeping and production and had flow on effects at the showroom floor with creative labeling of build dates.
A few actual examples of 1750 GTVs that I have the official factory build dates for
S1 1750 RHD Official Factory build date May 1968; Fusi: 1969
S1 1750 RHD Official Factory build date July 1968; Fusi: 1969
S1 1750 RHD Official Factory build date Feb 1969; Fusi: 1970
S1 1750 RHD Official Factory build date March 1969; Fusi: 1970
S2 1750 RHD Official Factory build date May 1970; Fusi: Not listed
From this I have to conclude that the bounds for RHD 1750 GTV years Fusi used are not substantiated by factory build records in these cases for RHD cars. Fusi lists 1450001 to 1453558, but the 105 register lists cars from 1450031 to 1456863 so about 6,162 cars.
If you look at the body numbers in Fusi's book for the 51 (USA) cars they start from 1533348 to 1535675. The 105 register lists cars from 1530021 to 1533183 only so about 3162 cars.
In both instances it would appear more 51 US cars (600) and more 45 RHD cars (~2,500) were built if basing calculations on lowest and highest body build number in the 105 Register compared to Fusi's list.
I will hazard a wild guess that the body numbers for 45 cars and 51 cars have been mixed up by Fusi!
There is a possibility that we can correct the bounds in Fusi's book for 1750 GTVs at least just by listing the build date on the factory certificate, or even contacting the Centro Documentazione.
Exactly how many exist today? the supply of finished/restored cars, drivers and projects have their own supply curves, and with this come the demand, individuals who have their own requirements as to what they want.jokingly i may have seen half of them literally rust out and tossed out. i wonder what the remaining numbers are now?
I don't have access to a copy D'Amico & Tabucchi book yet when I do I will review his figures as well.
I would enjoy the drive..... insurance.... important.... leave the financial concerns to others.....👀I am curious. I have a 1969 1750 GTV in restoration now. It is a nut and bolt, no expense spared rotisserie restoration to original specifaction of a car with full and documented history since new. Its a european specification car which was sold new in Sweden. The restoration is very expensive indeed..........The car will be like driving a new car out of the showroom in 1969 once its done. When making the decision to restore the car, I assumed that I would be spending a lot more than what the car actually is going to be worth once its finnished.
But maybe not? How much will my car be worth? Anyone? I saw this post, and then saw prices being paid in USA mainly on BAT, and those prices surpriced me a lot. Would love to learn what you think about market value on a car like mine. Would be a very welcome surprise if my investment is not crazy from a financial point of view after all.
Restored cars: Prices depend on a few things as I mentioned.I don't keep up with prices in Europe but years ago it looked like GTVs were selling for more in Europe and UK than North America.