Minty Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV Tugs at our Heartstrings

The year is 1967. The car? Alfa Romeo’s new 1750 GT Veloce – a fast, nimble, point-and-squirt coupe that much of the automotive world has yet to stop talking about. And now, 47 years after its original production date, you can bring one home … and for not a lot of coin. Debuting in ’67, the 1750 GTV came to existence alongside Alfa Romeo’s similarly powered 1750 Berlina sedan and 1750 Spider roadster. It offered up a replacement to the visually similar Giulia Sprint GT Veloce, which in turn wasn’t far removed from the original ’63 Giulia Sprint GT. RELATED: Check out photos of the four-door Alfa Romeo Berlina
Minty Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV Tugs at our Heartstrings
As the name suggests, its most significant update was its engine – a 1779cc dual-overhead cam four-cylinder making 120 horsepower and 137 lb-ft of torque. While that might sound paltry compared to today’s Italian sports cars, it was enough to give the GTV a top speed of 118 mph and truly enthralling characteristics for fast touring. Underneath, the svelte 1750 sported an independent front suspension with coil springs and a beam axle at the rear, which partnered with a five-speed manual gearbox to urge the little Alfa from zero to 60 mph in around 9.3 seconds. Fast by contemporary standards. RELATED: The late '60s Alfa Romeo Spider remains one of the world's greatest roadsters
Minty Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV Tugs at our Heartstrings
We’ll get the negative out of the way first. According to this model’s posting on Cool & Vintage, it’s not perfect. This late model ’71 GTV has never undergone a proper restoration, its interior remains clean though reportedly has its blemishes, and a good but not perfect respray coated the car about a decade ago. That being said, the rest is Alfa at its best. The listing claims a highly regarded Alfa Romeo specialist rebuilt the 1750 engine and also fitted upgraded brakes and suspension components, resulting in one of the finest driving Alfas the guys at C&V have ever seen. Steering feels reportedly bang-on, torque delivery more or less a dream come true, but best of all – no rust. PHOTOS: The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C is a sight to behold and a thrill to drive
Minty Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV Tugs at our Heartstrings
The price? You can make this minty Euro-market 1750 GTV yours for about $34,500. RELATED: 2014 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante perfect example of 'hate it or love it' ___________________________________________________ For More, Follow BoldRide on Twitter and Sign Up for our Newsletter

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