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1750GTV

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New member, old Alfa + pictures
« on: January 26, 2008, 08:09:25 PM »
Hi, I've just joined and am posting this message just to introduce myself. I own a 1970 Giallo Ocra Series 2 1750GTV. It is currently in bits though I hope to have it back on the road in the next month or two. Most of the mechanical work I've done myself and the body work will be carried out by a professional.
Happy Australia Day,
Chris  :)
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Re: New member, old Alfa + pictures
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2008, 08:46:16 AM »
Hi Chris...I have only just spotted this post, your car is looking a treat, you must be wrapped!  Wait for the door handles, lights, trim etc to go back on, it will look a milllion bucks.

Post some more photos as you go.
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Re: New member, old Alfa + pictures
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2008, 09:23:47 AM »
Looks great - the 1750 was by far the best looking 105.
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Re: New member, old Alfa + pictures
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2008, 05:07:38 PM »
Yea nice one Chris, is it going to be purely a road car or will we see it out on the track as well?

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Looks great - the 1750 was by far the best looking 105.

careful Scott your going to start an argument, especially when Branko sees this ;D
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Re: New member, old Alfa + pictures
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2008, 10:37:58 PM »
Thanks for the kind encouragement and yeah, I'm a bit partial to the Bertone models - particularly the 1750GTVs. This car has a very straight, virtually rustfree body with original (looks good from a distance) paintwork. It's been garaged most of its life. Eventually it'll need a repaint but I thought I'd get the mechanicals right first - I can only really afford to do one or the other. It'll be off to the panelbeaters soon to get some minor rust fixed (couple of bubbles around the door handles) and to have a cut & polish. I will reassemble it after I get some new carpets cut to the original pattern. Unfortunately my racing pedigree only extends as far as watching Bathurst on the box, so it will only be a street car. You'd hate me on the track anyway, as I think I'd drive as slowly as James May from Top Gear.
I'll keep the photos coming as the rejuvenation continues.
Regards to all,
Chris

PS: Apart from this car the only other Alfa I've owned was a 2600 Sprint some years ago. With aftermarket triple Webers and a straight through exhaust it made a hell of a noise, but really was very slow on its metric Michelins ...
Some day I'll buy myself a 1750 Duetto to go with the GTV. Ahh dreams .....
1957 Giulietta Spider (750D)
1968 Fiat 500F
1970 1750GTV