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    Alfa Romeo GTA

    Here is this week's restoration special. I have always loved the step front Alfa Giulia 105 series cars. So when I had the opportunity to acquire the pinnacle  of these which is an Alleggerita or lightweight version produced for, and raced by, Alfa's own Autodelta race team I grabbed it with both hands. Here is the car racing in 1965

    1965 Coupe de Salon.jpgNow down to its defining aluminium body and floor pan self:

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    One of my favorite race cars of that era!


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    Fantastic!! I loved them too.


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    In the 60's and 70's in South Africa there was a driver called Basil van Rooyen who's Alfa's were always quick and beautifully turned out.


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    Always loved the Guilia. This is such a surprising, inspirational  and fresh buy. Congratulations many times blush


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    Gnil:

    Always loved the Guilia. This is such a surprising, inspirational  and fresh buy. Congratulations many times blush

    Smiley, I am very excited by this one too.


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    One of my favorite cars from that era! The design is so clean, so minnimal, yet the subtle proportions and curves of the body work have so much character. Coincidentally saw one about a month ago parked near the park here in Boston. Congrats Cray! 


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    That’s a beauty wink


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    its a very popular vintage rally car too.


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    Nice! What is it for this small shield on the hood?


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    wantone:

    Nice! What is it for this small shield on the hood?

    I had assumed for airflow. I guess it could be a heat shield as well.


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    You should race it in Goodwood! indecision


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    crayphile:
    wantone:

    Nice! What is it for this small shield on the hood?

    I had assumed for airflow. I guess it could be a heat shield as well.

    From the experts:

    The shield is an air deflector used to guide air over the wipers – only the 1965 team cars used them, then they were banned by the FIA for deviating from the correct silhouette rule of gp.2 touring cars.

     


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    Beautiful!


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    Painting ongoing>>>

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    Very nice. So this chassis is the regular automotive steel they were using at that time in Italy or something else?


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    wantone:

    Very nice. So this chassis is the regular automotive steel they were using at that time in Italy or something else?

    Original chassis was steel,  but  aluminium floor pan and doors etc to reduce weight


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    The alum. floor pan was added during the  recent restoration? How did they bond it together with steel? With glue?


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    wantone:

    The alum. floor pan was added during the  recent restoration? How did they bond it together with steel? With glue?

    The aluminium is original -that's what makes it an Autodelta car.


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    The floor plan is just 4 pieces where you rest the feet, not all the bottom part, right?


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    wantone:

    The floor plan is just 4 pieces where you rest the feet, not all the bottom part, right?

    My understanding is that it is the whole floor of the car but not the cross beams etc.


     
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