• No 66 of 650 GTV 2.0 Grand Prix ever produced
  • Fresh from a tenacious and documented restoration
  • Just over 42.000 warranted km's and 2 owners from new
  • Comes with original booklets and documents as well as its jack and toolkit
  • A meticulous example of the highly collectable Grand Prix limited edition

 

TIPO 116 36 B

1981 Alfa Romeo GTV 2.0 "Grand Prix"
No 66 / 650
The Alfetta GTV:
Alfa had big shoes to fill when replacing the outgoing 105 series GT. The design for the new 116 series coupé was entrusted to the capable hands of Giugiaro, who came up with a sleek, sporty yet practical fastback with 2+2 seating arrangement. In order to maintain their worldwide USP as “the driver’s car to have”, Alfa went to big lengths with the new GT in order to supply it with superb driving characteristics. A 50/50 weight distribution was key, and in order to accomplish this they fitted a transaxle setup as well as inboard rear brakes. Initially launched in 1974, by late 1979 the GT and top-of-the-range GTV received a facelift with some notable improvements – both aesthetical as well as mechanical.
When Alfa decided to tackle F1 as a works team in 1979, they opted to indulge the marketing department with a limited edition variant of their top-of-the-line coupé; the GTV 2.0 “Grand Prix”. Limited to just 650 examples (250 for the Italian and 200 for the French market), the Grand Prix were all supplied in Rosso Alfa with a special livery containing black striping and Grand Prix inscription. Bespoke to this model were special body coloured bumpers (front and rear) as well as side skirts. All GP’s came with the Campanatura 45 rims in contrasting dark grey colour.
It is notable to state all GP’s are individually numbered (indicated by a plaque on the dashboard) and are considered amongst the most collectable of the “Alfetta GT’s”. Very few original GP’s survive to date (the attrition rate was notoriously high on these Alfetta’s altogether), and the car on offer here is one of just 200 cars delivered outside Italy and France.
This GTV 2.0 Grand Prix:
The motorcar on offer here is number 66 of just 650 cars and was originally delivered to its first owner in Lichtenstein via the Mühleholz-Garage in Vaduz in Summer 1981, according to original registration documentation. Chassis no 00050755 was originally supplied with the powerplant it is suited with today (no. 067380), making this a totally matching numbers example.
The car’s first owner, M. Paglianiti, was of Italian descent and lived in the vicinity of Vaduz throughout his professional career. Once retired, he returned back to the south of Italy where the car sat stationary for a longer period of time. Original documentation warrants the car’s original mileage by indicated service notes in the original “Kundendienst Scheckheft” – which naturally still resides with the car today. It is notable to state the GTV had covered 40k km by 2000 (that's 42k in 2021), stating it has been used very sparingly ever- since.
The second owner (Mr. D. Villani) of Salerno, acquired the car after staying stationary for more than a decade and undertook a complete nut-and-bolt restoration. 250+ pictures indicate the sheer length to which the restorers went to save this special GTV and preserve it for the future. The bodywork was in need of the most attention, as rust prevention was notoriously scarce on these GTV’s when new. It’s clear that most original parts have been preserved or either restored. The original interior and carpeting is an example of this – a thorough clean-up usually does the trick on low mileage cars as this one – as is the case here! The restoration works took place around the period of 2016-2018. The car is registered at the ASI (Automotoclub Storico italiano) under nr. 303136 - to further underline its provenance and originality.
The motorcar comes with its original jack, toolkit, copy’s of the original brochure, 250+ printed pictures of restoration works, some minor servicing invoices, original service booklet and its original “abgas-wartungsdocument” from Lichtenstein.
Bite-size:
Garage Maestricht acquired this GTV in late Summer 2021 and professionally detailed it prior to photography. An ultra-rare example of the increasingly collectable Alfetta GTV with extremely low mileage from new fresh from a tenacious restoration. It stands ready to be inspected at our premises immediately.
Price: €25.950
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