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Fellow RHD GTA owner brought this to my attention. Note that Sotheby's has made an error with the serial number.


967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale by Bertone
€200,000 - €250,000
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Chassis No. AR 753577

Engine No. AR 00502/A 19181

Documents: Swiss Carte Grise

  • Delivered new to the UK
  • One of only 50 examples built to RHD specifications
  • Known history since new; less than 64,100 miles
  • Retains its original engine and exceptionally well preserved
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Delivered new to a Mr. Newman of Wales, this Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale is one of only 50 such examples built to right-hand drive specifications. Taking delivery on 8 August 1967, Newman’s Alfa Romeo wore number plate DEU 578F. He retained the car through at least June 1969, by which time it had been driven 15,285 miles and had been regularly serviced throughout his ownership.
In September 1981, the GTA was acquired by Richard Anthony Springett of Cambridge, still finished in its original colour of white. Previous MoT certificates on file show that by March 1985, the car had been driven 50,392 miles. By 1996, the GTA was still in Springett’s ownership and had been driven less than 300 miles since. The following year, it was purchased by David Evans, who repainted the car red and continued to drive it for the following seven years, accruing some 54,534 miles by July 2005. In December, the car passed from Evans to Steve Tandy and then Martin Emmison in 2006.
Emmison kept the Alfa Romeo until 2009 when it was acquired by Almut Stüger of Switzerland with 61,929 miles. Upon arrival in Switzerland, the car was sent to Swiss Alfa Romeo Specialist Peter Zahnd for service work to the brakes and front and rear axles in early 2010. The car returned to Zahnd’s facilities later that year for a complete engine rebuild, including a new crankshaft, pistons, rods, and oil pump. Invoices on file from Zahnd’s work total over 70,000 CHF.
In 2014, the GTA was acquired by its current owner and was sent to Graber Sportgarage for further service. It has remained in the consignor’s collection, having been driven less than 100 miles, with current mileage showing some 64,100 original miles. In addition to the service invoices, the car is accompanied by previous MoTs and former registrations from its time in the UK. Retaining its original engine and presented today in wonderful condition, this rare right-hand drive GTA would make for an excellent acquisition for a UK-based Alfa Romeo enthusiast.

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Nice article - but somehow a quite sad story - such a Beautiful car - and only driven 15 k miles in 35 years!!!
 

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Nice looking example. Not sure about the accuracy of the distance traveled...note the Jaeger speedometer is European in Kms, while the claim is for 64,000 original miles...the tacho & other gauges are Veglia English language.
Being RHD & delivered to UK it should have all English language & miles, & the same manufacturer of gauges.
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Well, when I owned it '85 - '97 it was an absolutely standard RHD GTA and totally original. White with a grey interior. No fancy lightening underneath....

I stored it '85 - '92 when I lived in Japan, and sold it in '97 when moving back. Hence low mileage in my care.(No idea of Km speedo/odometer conversion).

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Well, when I owned it '85 - '97 it was an absolutely standard RHD GTA and totally original. White with a grey interior. No fancy lightening underneath....

I stored it '85 - '92 when I lived in Japan, and sold it in '97 when moving back. Hence low mileage in my care.(No idea of Km speedo/odometer conversion).

Richard
Why the heck would anybody do that (re lightened suspension arms. It's a Stradale) to a genuine GTA? I just don't understand
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Sotheby's has posted more pictures and made some corrections.

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Not Sold with a High Bid of 190,000 Euro or about US$215,000. Said to be still for sale.
 
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