1973 Alfa Romeo GTV 105 Bertone Giulia Coupe
(Featured on 2nd December 2013)
Make: Alfa Romeo
Model: GTV 105 Bertone Giulia
Registration: RMJ 864M
Sellers original description:
This high specification Alfa Romeo 105 Coupe has been built with no expense spared and has been finished to a show standard. The body was stripped back to bare metal, soda blasted, seam welded and then treated to numerous coats of 501 Alfa paint to the underside as well as the top. Pretty much everything that has been fitted to the car is brand new or refurbished and the overall finish of the car is truly fantastic. Most of the upgrades have been purchased from Alfaholics (including the complete engine) who are well known and highly respected in the Alfa Romeo specialist. The wiring loom is bespoke with everything being been hidden and as you can see the car looks stunning.
The interior of the car has a six point Rollcentre roll cage along with two red and black leather Sparco race bucket seats, two four point race TRS harnesses, black leather-bound fitted carpets and a GT headlining. The camel hump dash and Momo steering wheel are both finished in Alcantara as is the rear parcel shelf which has been fitted with a bespoke high level brake light (follow a 105 Coupe and you will know why).
The underside of the car looks as good as the exterior. There is adjustable aluminum damping all around and on the front there are lightweight wish bones, rose jointed track rods and an uprated anti-roll bar. The rear is fitted with lightweight trailing arms and a lightweight aluminum T-bar. An adjustable brake pedal box has been fitted with a remote bias adjuster and braided brake lines have been used throughout. These are linked at the front to massive lightweight six-pot billet aluminum calipers with 300mm vented & grooved discs and at the rear two-pot billet aluminum calipers with 267mm grooved discs. In the centre of the boot there is a lightweight alloy foam filled fuel tank, a spare alloy wheel and on the n/s there is a leather bound carpeted cover. Under the cover there is a lightweight race battery, a battery optimizer, a battery cut off switch and the electric fuel pump.
Under the bonnet is a Twin Spark 2 litre big valve engine which is producing 191bhp @ 7050 rpm and 160 lbft (dyno to confirm this). The engine was set up on a dyno using 95 octane fuel but it would be closer to 200bhp if 98 octane is used. The big valve head is ported and polished and is fitted with rifle drilled billet performance cams with race valves and race valve springs. The engine has forged oversize race pistons, lightened & polished con rods and a lightened & balanced crank. Twin Weber 45's are used with a custom inlet manifold and they are breathing through Pipercross ram pipes with a Pipercross filter. Controlling the ignition is a 3-D mapped system which is using twin remote coil packs and the complete new wiring loom is bespoke with everything being hidden from sight. The clutch is a race paddle type and the prop-shaft and flywheel are both lightweight as is the alternator.
The car starts, drives and stops just as it should and pulls cleanly through all of he gears and due to the seam welded body, the roll cage and the overall low weight of the car it handles and stops like a go kart. Even with standard engines fitted these 105 coupe's perform well but with close to 200bhp they are in another league. The car has covered just 821 miles since its build, is in a pristine condition and is ready for you to insure and drive.
This is a huge saving for you on the cost of the same specification Alfa that you can buy from the specialist as they cost anything from £55000 to £65000 + VAT and take about six months to build.