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1973 Alfa Romeo 2000 GT Veloce (Bertone)

chassis no. AR105.21*2440390*- engine no. AR512*74107*

  • Desirable 2 litre version of the famous Alfa Romeo GT
  • Thoroughly restored
  • The last evolution of the Giulia GT

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€ 32.000 - 36.000

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The model

Needing to produce a substitute of the beloved and iconic Giulietta Sprint, on September 9th, 1963 Alfa Romeo introduced the new Giulia GT in the new Arese plant, and it would become the first car to be assembled there. Developed on the shortened wheelbase (2350mm) of the Giulia TI saloon, the GT offered more power (103 hp) out of its twin cam 1570cc inline-4 engine and a sportier look. With disc brakes offered as standard equipment, fitted with a new suspension set up and developed by an Alfa Romeo's team of 7 test drivers, the Giulia GT offered superior driving pleasure with remarkable performance for its segment. Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro for Bertone, it had to satisfy all the needs of a flexible and daily-usable 2+2 gran turismo: the interior had to be roomy enough for 4 people, while the looks had to reflect the classic sporty image of an Alfa Romeo. The Cx of 0.36 was slightly better than the saloon and allowed the car to reach a top speed of 180 kph. Initial critics said that the car had a very spartan interior, but the optional "Lusso Bertone" package with leather seats and metallic paint added a touch of luxury to an already exclusive car. Presented in Gardone Riviera in June 1971, the 2000 GT Veloce represented the last evolution of the Giulia GT, replacing the 1750 GT Veloce. Following the same upgrades of the saloon with which shared the same drivetrain components, it offered 132 hp from its 2 litre twin cam engine and a remarkable top speed of 200 kph. The increase in displacement from 1779 cc to 1962 cc, was achieved by increasing the bore to 84 mm and was matched by several aesthetic updates: new chrome front grille, increased rear lights including reversing lights. New, the ZF 25% limited-slip differential. The interior offered a more complete instrument cluster with a new "four-leaf clover" arrangement. New coatings, new wood inserts and new ergonomic seats. Options included air conditioning, "Millerighe" magnesium alloy wheels, metallic paint and athermic glasses. Discontinued in 1976, the 2000 GTV was produced in 37,459 units, with the last examples rolling off the production line in 1977.

The car

The 1973 Alfa Romeo 2000 GT Veloce, with chassis no. AR105.21*2440390*, was sold new in Germany; beautiful, it is an example of half production and mounts its correct 2.0 liter engine. With an average acceleration of less than 8", the US magazine "Hot Rod" called the 2000 GT Veloce: the only European machine capable of being called “muscle car”. Present on this car an aesthetic detail that distinguishes the 2000 GT Veloce from the other Alfa Romeo GTs: the emblem, present on the rear pillars of the car, depicts an enamelled green snake in place of the conventional green or gold four-leaf clover. Registered in Italy in 2007, restored and painted in the classic Rosso Alfa with black interiors, represents a fantastic opportunity to acquire one of the latest and most desirable variants of the Giulia GT.

State of the art

Full restoration

Literature

  • Patrick Dasse, Alfa Romeo Giulia GT, Dingwort Verlag, Germany 2018
  • Stefano d’Amico, Maurizio Tabucchi, Alfa Romeo – Le vetture di produzione dal 1910, Giorgio Nada Ed., Milano 2007

Documents

Italian registration and plates, in order.

Elegibility

  • Giro di Sicilia. Eligible.
  • Targa Florio. Eligible.
  • Goodwood Revival. Eligible
  • Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique. Eligible.
  • Tour Auto. Eligible.
  • Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti. Eligible.
  • Coppa delle Alpi by 1000 Miglia. Eligible
  • Winter Marathon. Eligible.
  • Nürburgring Classic. Eligible.

Contact

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