Alfa Romeo GTV GT & Pregliasco — 1979 Tour of Ypres — Ypres Rally — photograph…

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A superb and photo, made from we believe is the original negative, of Pregliasco and his Alfa Romeo GTV the heavy 1979 edition of the of Ypres — a.k.a. Rally . Left on the photo, we see next to the bonnet in racing-overalls Pregliasco. The Alfa team is preparing the Alfa Romeo tuned by Autodelta. for yet another

The Alfa Romeo Alfetta was the for the Alfa Romeo GT and the Alfa GTV . The four-door Alfetta was sold in the USA 1975 through 1977 the name Alfetta Sedan. 1978 to 1979 a mildly version was sold under the Sport Sedan. The four-cylinder was available from 1975 to under the moniker Alfetta GT. the V-6 version was marketed from to 1986 as the GTV-6.

Back to the it was a fastback coupé version of the introduced in 1974 as Alfetta GT, available only with the 1.8 (1779 cc) version of the Alfa four. For 1976, with the phasing out of the earlier 105 Series 1.3 and 1.6 coupes (GT 1300 Junior and GT Junior) and the 2.0 litre 105 series GTV, the Alfetta GT became a also available with the 1.6 (1570 cc) and 2.0 litre (1962 cc) of the same engine as the Alfetta GT Alfetta GT 1.8 and Alfetta GTV 2000.

The GTV was initially reserved for the 2.0 litre top In 1979, some minor including a revised engine new camshaft profiles and a change to ignition advance, saw the 2.0 litre the Alfetta GTV 2000L. Autodelta produced a limited edition model, named Turbodelta, for FIA 4 homologation. This version a KKK turbo which pushed up to 175 PS (129 kW).

The car also a modified suspension layout. was first Italian production car turbocharger. The styling of the GTV, distinctive, can be seen to share design features derived the Montreal supercar, as translated to a simpler and thus more vehicle. Examples of this are the line, which while still has ‘scallops’ for the headlights, and the light clusters which those of the Montreal.

The door shape is similar, and in a of parts, both vehicles the same door handles. In the GTV received a restyling, with plastic bumpers and all matt-black replacing bright stainless the 1.6 litre and 1.8 litre versions discontinued and the Alfetta 2000 GTV the base coupé model as the GTV 2.0.

The Alfetta name was but the two-litre coupé retained its designation of 11636 for left drive and 11637 for right drive. 15 inch alloy were now standard, as opposed to the cars’ 14 inch pressed or optional 14 inch alloy.

in the same year, the GTV- 6, a of the GTV with the SOHC V6 2.5 L engine the Alfa 6 luxury sedan, was As a result the hood received a to clear the top of the intake and became its pronounced feature. With fuel injection instead of the six Dell’Orto carburetors in the early 6 installation, the V6 was much easier to and retained its state of tune better.

The V6 received rave from the motoring press, had previously lambasted the same in the Alfa 6 because of the carburetor It found its true home in the where it could stretch its better than in the less Alfa 6 sedan, including the European Touring Car Championship an four years in succession the British Touring Car Championship in at the hands of Andy Rouse. as as many other racing and competitions.

The fuel injection installation made it into the second of the Alfa 6 as well. The GTV went a number of revisions, including a new ratios and an updated interior in A grey GTV6 is featured for a period in the James Bond Octopussy. Bond steals the car while its owner uses a pay booth and makes haste Octopussy’s Circus. The GTV6 was to victory by Greg Carr and Gocentas in the 1987 Australian Championship.

South African were first assembled at Rosslyn plant, located Pretoria. These early, models, were manufactured Datsuns. From 1974 African Alfetta’s were at Alfa Romeo’s own Brits South Africa was one of two markets to a turbocharged GTV6, with a turbocharger and a NACA intake. An 750 were assembled before all ceased in 1986.

The South market also introduced the 3.0 L predating the international debut of the 3.0 L engine in 1987. Approximately 200 built in South Africa for homologation. To this day, the remains the quintessential Alfa for South Africans. For the U.S. two limited production GTV-6 stand out.

The Balocco after the famous Balocco track in Italy ) in 1982 a production run of only 350 cars. And the 2.5 Maratona, of which only 150 built. The Maratona model a more aggressive aerodynamic package, lightweight Speedline clear engine view sunroof, wood steering rear louvers and fog lamps.

All 150 were painted only in Callaway Cars, famous for modified Camaro, Impala SS and offerings modified about GTV-6s between 1983 and In addition to numerous small upgrades, the Callaway GTVs a much revised suspension, brakes and a twin-turbocharger system, performance to near-exotic levels.

A twin turbo GTV was also briefly for the Australian market.

The racing versions of the Alfetta GT and GTV built by Autodelta . initially the normally aspirated engine the earlier GTAm racer on the 105 series coupe, for homologation FIA Group 2. In this form were rallied with success in 1975, winning the and Costa Brava rallies as well as winning the Group 2 in the World Rally Championship’s event. The next year shifted its focus to circuit the Alfettas, which won the under Group 2 division of the European Car Championship, scoring a remarkable place overall at the 24 hour at Spa-Francorchamps, as well as an overall win in the ETC at Vallelunga.

Despite such Autodelta’s efforts with the 2 Alfetta were desultory, and prematurely. At a single rally at the end of the season, Autodelta also an Alfetta GTV with a 3.0 litre V8 derived from the 2.6 litre V8 of the Romeo Montreal coupé and the same mechanical fuel by SPICA. It had been suggested to 400 roadgoing versions of this for homologation but this plan was as well.

In 1980 the Alfetta GTV was already homologated in FIA Group 4, the required number of production had been built. A racing was campaigned in rallies, but once the effort was abandoned after a season, despite scoring a win at the Rally. In 1986 the Alfa GTV6 was one of the fastest Group A cars.

However FIA put it to Group B in the end of this made if from car to a car which was drawn away rallying. The GTV6 placed 3rd in Tour de Corse.

The Belgium Rally . or Ypres Westhoek (BYWR) founded by Frans in 1965 is one of the most famous in the European Rally Championship and the Rally Challenge. In its history, the has had some famous pilots and participating, such as Didier Colin McRae.

Alister McRae, Juha François Duval, Michele Jean Todt. Armin and Ari Vatanen among others. It is by A.C. Targa Florio.

The that became Alfa was founded as Società Anonima Darracq (SAID) in 1906 by Ugo Stella. an aristocrat from in partnership with the French firm of Alexandre Darracq. The initially produced Darracq in Naples. but after the partnership Stella and the other Italian moved production to an idle factory in the Milan suburb of and the company was renamed A.L.F.A . ( Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili ). The non-Darracq car produced by company was the 24 HP, designed by Giuseppe Merosi.

would go on to design a series of new cars with more engines (40-60 HP). also ventured into racing, drivers Franchini and competing in the 1911 Targa with two 24 HP models. However, the of World War I halted automobile at ALFA for three years.

Ducati 350 GTV
Ducati 350 GTV

saw the company come under the of Neapolitan entrepreneur Nicola . who converted the factory to produce hardware for the Italian and Allied war Munitions, aircraft engines and components, compressors and generators on the company’s existing car engines, and locomotives were produced in the during the war. When the war was Romeo took complete of ALFA and car production resumed in

In 1920, the name of the company was to Alfa Romeo with the 20-30 HP becoming the first car to be as such. Their first came in 1920 when Campari won at Mugello and continued second place in the Targa driven by Enzo Ferrari . Merosi continued as head and the company continued to produce road cars as well as race cars (including the HP and the RL Targa Florio ). In 1923 Jano was lured away Fiat, partly thanks to the of a young Alfa racing named Enzo Ferrari, to Merosi as chief designer at Romeo.

The first Alfa Romeo Jano was the P2 Grand Prix which won Alfa Romeo the world championship for Grand cars in 1925. For Alfa cars Jano developed a of small-to-medium-displacement 4, 6, and 8 cylinder inline plants based on the P2 unit established the classic architecture of engines, with light construction, hemispherical combustion centrally-located plugs, two rows of valves per cylinder bank and overhead cams.

Jano’s proved to be both reliable and Enzo Ferrari proved to be a team manager than and when the factory team was it then became Scuderia When Ferrari left Romeo, he went on to build his own

Tazio Nuvolari often for Alfa, winning many prior to WWII. In 1928 Romeo left, with going broke after contracts ended, and in the end of 1932 Romeo was rescued by the government, then had effective control. became an instrument of Mussolini Italy. a national emblem.

this period Alfa built bespoke vehicles for the with the bodies normally by Touring of Milan or Pininfarina. was the era that peaked with the Alfa Romeo 2900B 35 racers. The Alfa factory during wartime to the production of C.202 Folgore engines) was during World War II, and struggled to to profitability after the war.

The vehicles were out. mass-produced vehicles began to be in Alfa’s factories beginning the 1954 model year, the introduction of the Giulietta series of (saloons/sedans), coupes and open All three varieties shared would become the classic Romeo Twin Cam engine, in 1300cc form.

This engine would be enlarged to just under 2 (1962cc) and would remain in through 1995.

This is a nice and very rare that reflects a wonderful era of Romeo ‘s and Ypres ’s automotive history in a way. This is your chance to own this photo, it is printed in a nice large of ca. 8 x 12 (ca.

20 x 30 cm ). It makes it perfectly for framing.

PLEASE NOTE: is not a digital print (!), but a photograph, which is processed the traditional photographic process by a photo studio. Every is fully processed by hand, the best result possible. As negatives are very old, traditional photographic prints of negative are made. Each has settings (like varying and contrast).

Out of these, the best of the prints is then selected, and to the winner of this auction. way the best result possible is and each photograph is absolutely and collectable! It is not realistic however to a modern quality digital digital print, as the negative was in the 1970s with a camera and from that era as well.

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