Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT - Endurance Rally prepared (1996)

£44,950

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After successfully finishing the Peking to Paris rally in a Minor 1000, the current owner at that time looked for a higher performance car more suited to long distance endurance rallies. Consequently a an original 1966  Ex South African RHD Alfa Romeo 1600 Sprint GT Veloce was sourced to form the basis for a long distance competition car which was prepared by the late James Prowkovski of Bromsgrove, which followed upgrades to 2 Litre, limited slip diff. four wheel disc brakes, lightened body, and the installation of competition seats, roll cage, long range alloy fuel tanks, time keeping equipment. Suitably equipped the car was ready to take part in International events starting with the Classic Malts, and the London to Lisbon  as a precursors to the Inca Trail in 2001. Work then continued with an engine rebuild by Jim Evans prior to completing the 2008 Panama – Alaska rally, in 2011 the Alfa took part in the Classic Safari from Dar es Salaam to Capetown.
Following an accident on rough roads the car in South Africa, the Alfa sustained  damage to the bodywork, and was repatriated to the UK for a complete rebuild which was entrusted to Adam Andrews of Veloce Sport in Lincolnshire. Since it’s return, the Alfa due to other commitments has not competed in any further events, but after being looked after by a specialist historic motor engineer, it is now ready for new challenges.
As a endurance rally car it is fully equipped and ready to enter long distance touring events, with Jim Evans engine, uprated brakes, modified suspension and long range tanks. Previous results indicate the car to be very competitive in long distance events.
Extensively restored by Veloce Sport post 2011 with a full photographic record of the work to the body shell
Mechanically the 2 Litre engine was rebuilt by Jim Evans, bodyshell rebuilt by Veloce Sport, car prepared by Maurice Ogier. Uprated discs all around, Cosmic alloy wheels, modified suspension, and strengthened transmission, long range fuel tank. Halda, roll cage.
Marque history
Alfa Romeo was one of the first manufacturers to put a powerful engine in a lightweight car for mainstream production. The Giulia was equipped with an alloy twin overhead camshaft four-cylinder engine, similar to that of the earlier Giulietta models range. When first released the engine capacities on offer were 1290cc or 1570cc, then along with various configurations of carburettors and tuning they produced power outputs from about 80 to about 110bhp. Almost all Giulias made had a 5-speed manual transmission. The Giulia's were noted for their lively performance among its rivals of that era, especially considering the modest engine size their performance was better than many sports cars of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The overall styling of the Giullia was kept simple with highlighted detail throughout. The engine bay, cabin and boot were all square shaped. However the added detailing around the grill, the rooflines, bonnet and boot all combined to give the car its timeless looks. All versions of the Giulia were styled for Alfa Romeo by Bertone. Today stepnose Alfa’s are much sought after for use in historic racing and rallying.

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Essentials

  • Mileage: 4,662
  • Year: 1996
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Coupe
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Red

Details

  • Engine layout: Front Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine size (Litres): 2.0
  • Engine configuration: 4 cylinder
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive

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