1967 Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA Corsa

I couldn’t keep away from the white GTA on the showroom floor, admiring it like it was a Playboy centerfold

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This striking Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA is documented as the car in which future Ferrari and Alfa Romeo T33 sports-prototype star Andrea de Adamich won the 1967 European Touring Car Challenge Championship. Records show that chassis AR*613898 left the factory on February 15, 1967, and was registered to Autodelta on March 31, the purchase price noted as 2,995,000 Italian lira (approx. $7,000). From Autodelta the car was sold in March 1970, acquired by Mussa of Turin, and from that ownership passing directly to the current vendor.
The car’s twin-plug engine was rebuilt as-new by specialist Almo Bosato some years ago, and the car has been unused since completion of that work. The bodywork and interior condition is characterized as being “original” apart from the addition of a period oil pressure gauge. The rev counter reads to a full 12,000 rpm and the engine is equipped with magnesium cam covers and sump. This GTA features 13-inch diameter wheels and is fitted with an Autodelta sliding-block rear end.
These lightweight, raucous, agile and very fast competition touring cars are extremely exciting and rewarding to drive. There is an active historic touring car scene in which they can be campaigned as they were in their heyday, and this GTA is a most attractive example for such endeavors.
The SCM analysis: This 1967 Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA Corsa sold for $92,957 at Bonhams Monaco sale, held May 16, 2005.

Thor Thorson

Thor Thorson - SCM Contributing Editor

Thor grew up in northern Iowa. His father bought a red Jag XK 150 in the late 1950s, and that was all it took; he has been in love with sports cars , racing cars and the associated adrenaline rush ever since. He has vintage raced for more than 20 years, the bulk of them spent behind the wheel of a blue Elva 7. When he’s not racing, he is president of Vintage Racing Motors Inc., a collector-car dealer and vintage-racing support company based in Redmond, WA. His knowledge runs the full spectrum of vintage racing, and he has put that expertise to good use for SCM since 2003.

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