1969 Alfa Romeo 1750GTV/2000GTAm Tribute Race Car
This California 1969 five speed, 1750 GTV AR1531225 certified by Centro Documentazione Museo Alfa Romeo now with a race prepped 2 Liter, Twin Cam, Twin Spark, dual Weber 45 DCOE carburetor 4-cylinder engine currently running as a single spark, was totally rebuilt to replicate the 2000 GTAMs and GTVs raced in European Touring Car and SCCA 2.5 Challenge events from 1970 to 1972. See, Adriaensens & Dasse, Alleggerita (2d Ed. 2012) pp. 445-9 (similar Alfa GTVs were raced in SCCA Challenge events in 1971 and 1972 running single ignition, modified 2 L. engines with two 45 DCOE Weber carburetors and eight spoke wheels, driven by Horst Kwech, Bert Everett and Harry Theodoracopulos).
Alfaholics of England provided the majority of parts for the race rebuilt engine including a full piston set complete with wrist pins, clips and rings, plus oversized intake and exhaust valves, connecting rods, lightweight racing alternator, a lightened flywheel, aluminum radiator and MSD ignition at an 11.5:1 compression ratio. Alfaholics also supplied front and rear suspension parts including anti-roll bars and quick steering arms as well as a 4-Pot Racing Disc Brake Kit and special Rotors using Ferodo pads for all four wheels.
AR1531225 has Lexan side and rear windows; composite trunk lid, engine cover & flared quarter panels; flip top trunk mounted fuel filler and racing safety equipment including: welded in roll cage, OMP racing seat & 5 point harness, fire suppression system, driver air cooling compressor, etc. It’s running on Compomotive ML eight spoke alloys made in England 15X8 and 15X9 fitted with new Hoosier R7 tires 225/45R15 and 245/50R15.
All four cylinders read 190 in the compression test done September, 2018 when the car was completely gone through and readied for testing this year by Alfa specialist Anthony Remicci of Santo’s Italian Car Service, Northridge CA. The complete service included: full nut & bolt check; rebuild & tune carburetors & repair linkage; flush, refill & bleed cooling system; replace all metal clutch & brake lines and bleed both systems; install fuel pressure regulator; connect drive shaft; drain catch cans & replace all fluids; R & R headers; replace exhaust stud & repair exhaust system; replace and adjust front shocks; fabricate & relocate battery box to trunk & install new hi-performance battery; relocate driver 5 point seat safety harness to conform to race regulations; remove oil pan guard and install front exhaust shield.
The car was successfully track tested at Willow Springs Raceway, CA, September 2019, has a clear California title and is fully insured by Hagerty.
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