1974 Alfa Romeo Alfetta 1.8 GT

Guide Price: £6,000 to £7,500

Manufacturer:  Alfa Romeo
First Registered:  1974
Model:  Alfetta 1.8 GT
Registration No:  RSX 172M
Mileometer:  42421 KMS
Chassis No:  AR0002860
MOT:  June 2017
Colour:  Red

Introduced in 1974 the Alfetta GT was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro at Italdesign and Alfa Romeo. It had a much more sporting appearance than the saloon with a drag coefficient of 0.39 and one of its quirkier details was the positioning of the instruments, the rev counter was directly in front of the driver, whilst the speedometer and other gauges were in the centre of the dashboard.

It was initially only available with the 1.8 litre (1,779 cc) version of the Alfa DOHC 4 cylinder Engine and featured a chain driven 8 valve twin overhead cam cylinder head of cross-flow design. In 1976 with the final phasing out of the earlier 105 Series cars - GT 1300 Junior and GT 1600 Junior and 2000 GTV, the 1.8 Engine was discontinued in favour of the 1.6 and 2.0 litre.

Just arrived from Italy, this lovely and rare Alfetta GT 1.8 was manufactured in August 1974 and has spent all of its life in Lecce, Southern Italy. It is finished in Rosso Red with Grey/Black cloth trim, Black carpets, all original interior fittings and instruments, 1779cc Twin Overhead Camshaft Engine, 5 Speed Manual Gearbox and 14" Campagnola Alloy Wheels. It had a cosmetic restoration in Italy before being imported to the UK and it is a totally rust free example in excellent condition throughout with stunning paintwork and an immaculate interior. It has 42,000 Kilometers recorded on the speedometer, but we very much doubt this is correct and unfortunately there is no previous Italian history to confirm either way. It does however drive exceptionally well.

Now UK registered as RSX 172M and MOT'd until June 2017.

Note: This description is provided by the vendor and unless otherwise stated is 'Not Verified' by Barons or any person employed by Barons. Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any statements made, whether they be statements of fact or opinion.

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