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Lot 209: 1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV Competition

Sports, Touring, Historic Road and Racing Cars, Coys (30 April 2006)

The seventies are a period of ups and downs for Alfa Romeo. Management difficulties alternate with sporting success. The period was conditioned by the company's economic and financial situation as it couldn't fully meet market demand and is also faced with the energy crisis. Sporting results on the other hand are highly satisfactory, for example, victory in the World Constructors Championship in 1975 with the "33 TT 12", a success repeated in 1977. Luraghi leaves Alfa Romeo in 1972, and the arrival of Ettore Masaccesi in 1978 sees the launch of a new restructuring program, the second such program after the one implemented by Ugo Gobbato in the thirties, the aim being to bring the company into line with new economic and market realities. Always though, the marque shone with the superb engines and often exquisite bodywork. The example presented here today was prepared for competition by Gran Tourismo Engineering in Seven Oaks, Kent who have developed it and looked after it to the present day. It was first converted from a road car in 2003 and raced in the HSCC 70's Road Sport series in 200¾/5. It has been continually developed and is now at the full extent of permissable modifications within the regulations of the series. These include uprated filters and exhaust manifolds, uprated cams, head, pistons and rods. Uprated limited slip diferential and final drive, uprated suspension geometry and brakes. All bills, since purchase, are available to view. It is on the track though, that GEX 420N really shines. It has completed a total of 16 races, the last 5 with the engine spec'd as outlined above. The qualifying and race times are included in the paperwork. Of the 5 races competed in in 2005, 3 were class wins with 2, class seconds. As a result, the car won the 2 litre class championship (Class D2) of the HSCC 70's Roadsports in 2005. This being the largest class of the series within the HSCC.In February and March, the car was stripped and fully prepared for 2006 season. All fluids and filters were replaced along with brake pads and 4 new Dunlop racing tyres. It was even tested at Donington on the 2nd April this year. It is registered with the HSCC for 2006 and is literally ready to race, we will even push it round to the pits for the next lucky owner..

Lot Details
Auction Sports, Touring, Historic Road and Racing Cars
Coys, Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit
TypeCar
Lot Number209
Estimate£5000-£7000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1974
Condition rating
Registration numberGEX 420N
Mileage-
Chassis number2414296
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Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
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