There are cars destined to remain in history and become icons of an entire era. This is the case of the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint 1600 GTA Corsa, the racing version of one of the most successful cars of the Italian house.
A rare example from 1969 is for sale on the site www.mechatronik.de. The car is still in perfect condition and has been on the track regularly throughout its life.
A rocket from another era
As we said, we are talking about the GTA, or a Lightweight Gran Turismo. This abbreviation once identified the most powerful Alfa Romeos from the point of view of performance. Recently, Alfa Romeo revived the acronym with the presentation of the extreme Giulia GTA and GTAm.
Specifically, the Giulia that we present to you has been subjected to a strict diet. Windows made from Perspex (a lighter material than glass) were used and aluminum was used extensively. The “weight loss program” resulted in a weight of only 740 kg.
The original 1.6 was thoroughly revised by Autodelta, Alfa Romeo’s sports department. The rest of the car’s architecture was also prepared for the track with shorter gear ratios and a limited-slip differential. The result was an engine capable of delivering 172 hp and exhilarating performance.
(Almost) always on the track
Just 501 di Giulia, like the one in the announcement, were made and are still eligible for competitions between historic cars.
The first owner of the car was an amateur driver named Bernd Fischer who drove in some competitions in Germany. The specimen was later acquired in 1973 by Michael Heine, an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA enthusiast. Here it remained jealously guarded in his collection until 2005.
The next buyer was Frank Strothe who brought the Giulia back to racing around Europe. In 2012 it was the turn of the fourth owner Peter Praller, president of Formula GT, a company specializing in the development of motors for racing cars.
Now Giulia is looking for a new owner. The purchase amount, however, is quite demanding and is 309 thousand euros including taxes.
Source: Motor1.com Italia – News by it.motor1.com.
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