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a very nicely conserved 1750 GTV serie 1 , Right hand drive , will be soon ready for sale in Japan. The history is quite simple and impressive : one owner only . The car was produced on March, 25 1969 and first sold to Tokyo on May 23 1969, to the very same owner who kept it 51 years until few months ago when it was purchased by my friend, the present owner, renowned Alfa Romeo specialist one may buy it from through my intermediation.
The body appears to be rust free, amazingly a few critical points of the model are in marvelous original condition , for instance the dashboard is perfect, without the smallest crack. Floor panels and other body panels unmolested, never had any welding or repairs, shutting lines excellent, a miracle of conservation. Apparently, the car has never been used on rainy days and since the very beginning of its life's been kept inside a heated garage, used occasionally as the busy japanese life-style dictates. If one compares the typical use a number of previous owner might have made of the same model in Italy or Europe, it is pretty obvious that the history makes a huge difference here.,..having restored myself to bare metal a large number of 105 series in past year ...well the body of any Bertone coupe' is prone to rust within very little time from new if left outside at the rain, used on roads where salt is spread in the winter ( NOT the case of Japan, they don't and never did use salt on the roads ) . The loving care one owner only took must have made the difference here,and I add quite a connoisseur to have order such car back in 1969, when the average Japanese cars were of another league.
In past years the previous owner decided to install a 2-liter engine in order to benefit from an air-conditioning system that came with it. Presently some front sport seats are installed, however, the original seats ( black texalfa ) are present and included with the sale. A 105.48 engine (correct 1750 ) is available on the side thou, overhauled in past years.
The car is sold as it is, a project that will require very little work to eventually be back to its former glory.
I am presently considering offers from potential buyers, the car will arrive in few days and will be described photographically at its best, obviously, an appointment for inspection can be made, it can be shipped worldwide ( the seller has a wide experience of exporting classic Alfa Romeo, the last 105 Bertone sold are a 1965 Giulia Sprint GTA last year and a 1968 GTA 1300 Junior in 2016. both shipped via the same shipping agent we can recommend for a quotation ). Due to Covid 19 problems, I regret I can not be on-site in Japan to better describe the car as I did for the two above mentioned GTAs
 

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where is the car arriving to in the next few days? the UK?
 

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What does "nicely conserved" actually mean? It's apparent this car has been painted.
I have been told all the body panels are original and rust free . The car has never been welded. it seems a good start to me .The paint thickness gauge will give a verdict pretty soon. will post other photos in a few days.
 

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Where are the side marker lights and why are there no holes for them? Why were the windshield and rear window removed?

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side marker lights removed ? holes ? well the serie 1 came out of the factory without any, as simple as that. I owned a number of serie 1 1750 GTV ( euro specs ) and can post a few pictures , same model year 1969. I am not sure about the windscreen and rear , I will let you know the precise reason why they are not on. I take this opportunity to wish You all the best for the Festive season.
 

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