Alfa Romeo GTV racer fetches $350k
A 52-year-old Alfa Romeo GTV 1750 tuned by famous Australian engineer and racing driver Horst Kwech has just found a new owner who handed over U.S. $350,000 for it.
In 1971, the car left the factory and arrived at AUSCA, Kwech’s factory in Illinois, where it was subsequently modified for motorsports. The coupe triumphed in its very first run, but the second victory was annulled when it surfaced that the fuel tank was expanded in violation of the regulations.
A year after that, the Alfa Romeo hit the racetrack again and scored gold in all five races it took part in. In the 1990s, it received a complete restoration and its present livery. 15 years ago, it took part in a historic car race only to outmatch the competition again.
Powering the track projectile is an inline-four engine with two liters of displacement and a pair of Weber carburetors. A five-speed manual transmission powers the rear wheels. The buyer will be getting new and used spare parts along with their auction purchase.
The interior of this particular GTV is stripped clean of any kind of trim, but contains all relevant racing mods as per the regulations. These include bucket seats with multi-point safety harnesses and a roll cage, to name a few.
The car rides on 15-inch wheels and features ventilated rotor brakes all around.
Editor Andrew Raspopov
Source:Forma car News
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