According to Alfa Romeo Automobilisimo Storico, chassis number AR1456643 originally corresponds to an Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce RHD (105.45), manufactured on the 20th April 1971 and sold on the 3rd May 1971 to Alfa Romeo UK, London. It was delivered in Alfa Rosso with black interiors.
This genuine UK RHD 1750 GTV is in excellent order throughout, having covered just 58,000 miles, which is substantiated by it's history file and previous MOTs. Presented in excellent Alfa Rosso 501 paintwork and black Skai interior, it comes with the original owners handbook, manual, sales brochure and radio instruction book. This car is completely original with a comprehensive and interesting history file.
After initial ownership this Alfa Romeo was purchased in 1977 by well known car collector David Etteridge of Sidmouth, Devon. When he purchased the car it had covered 49,588 miles. Mr Etteridge kept it until his death in March 2011 - covering a mere 9,000 miles during his ownership. Due to his exacting standards, he commenced a compete rebuild of the car during the 80's. The car was completely stripped down to it's body shell. At great length, over a period of time, Mr Etteridge sourced genuine Alfa Romeo replacement panels from EB Spares (documented in the file). This was not an easy task - even back then. The body shell was completed and painted in cellulose, but the project stalled. The car remained in David Etteridge's own dry storage barn, disassembled with its original engine, gearbox, transmission and all components boxed and documented, until his death in March 2011. Following his death his executors asked Bonhams Auctioneers to sell his eclectic collection of cars. The Alfa Romeo was in good company, with a number of desirable cars having not been seen in public for over 30 years. His collection included an Aston Martin DB5 which Bonhams sold for Â£320,700 in May 2014. Sold as a barn find, the Aston remained in amazing condition after 30 years in storage, showing Mr Etteridge had ensured his car collection had been preserved properly over the years.
This 1750 GTV was sold by Bonhams in March 2012 as a shell, complete with all it's original components for reassembly. It's new owner immediately employed a marque specialist to carry out a full bare metal respray, which was photographically documented. This revealed that the car was completely corrosion free, having never had, or required, any structural welding. Once it was repainted it was rebuilt from the ground up and fully recommissioned.
Despite it's recent recommissioning we shall carry out a thorough mechanical inspection, detailed preparation, full service and new MOT, to ensure that it is ready for it's new owner.
This car looks and drives perfectly - with the increasing rarity and the rising values of really good 1750 GTVs, this low mileage, original example with detailed and interesting history, represents a compelling proposal.
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