According to Fusi, there were 501 produced from 1962 - 1964. He doesn't say anything about the body being alloy. He does mention it used the SS engine and alloy wheels, special lightweight bucket seats and a floor gearchange. Benson's Buyers Guide says that thinner sheet metal was used for the body and the rear windows were plexiglass. Also the front fog lights were replaced with mesh and served as cold air inlets. It was homoligated with the FIA for touring car racing.
Some have surmised that the TI Super was a development mule for the GTA
no, the car is just thinner metal. if you were to acid dip a regular giulia ti or super, the meatal will become the same as the ti super. we got one in italy. i have pictures of it somewhere around here.
The story of the TI Super isn't quite so straightforward (inevitably!). Whilst some people claim it had thinner sheet metal, others dispute this. There seems to be little concrete evidence that it was thinner, and indeed, having looked at body parts numbers, I do not think it was so.
Also, whilst you are certainly correct that the "typical" spec for one of these fantastic cars was for the inner lights to be replaced by cooling ducts, and also the rear windows being plexi-glass, once again this was not always the case.
You are certainly correct about the engine. It produced 112 bhp DIN, 129 bhp SAE from its twin carb fed 1570cc engine. Also, most (I daren't say all!) had lightweight wheels. The lightweight bucket seats and other interior mods were created by Zagato.
Oh yes, all but (without checking my notes) two were painted white.
Hope that helps!
I'm new to this great forum and haven't got my photos sorted out yet! Pictures of my own car (a modifed Giulia Super, unfortunately not a TI Super!) all seem to be too big. The only ones I have of the TI Super readily to hand are tiny but I'll try to attach one here. Not sure if I can attach more than one?
OK...just tried to attach more than one and failed! This one is of a TI Super racing in Argentina in 1974.
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