1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce

History

The Alfa Romeo 1750 was introduced in 1967 and offered in a variety of body styles and designs. The 1750 Berlina sedan and 1750 GTV coupes were introduced in 1967 which carried designs by Bertone. Inspiration came from the Giulia cars which used the body shell but had changes to the trim. The coupe version sat on a shorter wheelbase. In 1968 a spider version was introduced. Production continued until 1972 when the 1750 series was replaced by the 2000 series. In total over 100,000 examples were produced during this time.

Power was courtesy of a 1779 cc twin-car four-cylinder engine which produced about 130 horsepower and 140 foot-pounds of torque. The five-speed manual gearbox was all-synchromesh with a hydraulic clutch.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2006
^Every time I see an Alfa Romeo, I tip my hat,' said Henry Ford. A class completely on its own, the Milan based company has produced both auto sport and sports vehicles since 1910.

In 1967 Alfa Romeo produced the 1750/2000; which was a range of Compact executive vehicles offered in a variety of body styles and designs. During this same year the 1750 Berlina sedan and 1750 GTV coupes debuted, carrying designs by Bertone. The Giulia cars used the body shell but had trim changes, which inspired the 1750 design. The 1750 models replaced the Giulia Berlina. The 1750 had a much bigger engine and revised bodywork in comparison to its predecessor. It shared a majority of its parts with other concurrent models in the Alfa Romeo range. In comparison though the 1750 sold less successfully than the Giulia Berlina.

The 1750 coupe was featured on a shorter wheelbase. Power came from the 1779 cc twin-car four-cylinder engine that produced around 130 hp and 140 lb/ft of torque. With a hydraulic clutch the five-speed manual gearbox was all synchromesh. The 1.8 L engine piped out 118 PS with two twin side draught carbs. The 1750 was outfitted with SPICA fuel injection for the United States market. The 1750 range was designed to top the sedan range, right above the 1,300 cc and 1,600 cc version of the Giulia, but in the U.S. the Giulia sedan was removed from the lineup and replaced entirely by the 1750 Berlina.

Sharing many of the same internal panels, the 1750 body shell was designed with a longer wheelbase than the Giulia, but with updated external panels. It featured the same windscreen too. Bertone was responsible for the revision on the 1750, and though it still slightly resembled the Giulia, special care was taken to differentiate the models. The cars distinctive creases were smoothed out and trim changes were made.

The 1750 Berlina was given an experimental three-speed ZF automatic gearbox in 1971 and dubbed the 1750A Berlina. Only 252 units were produced according to official Alfa Romeo records, and very few are thought to have survived today. Some models didn't have the model plate with embossed production date. Unfortunately the automatic gearbox wasn't a good fit with the four-cylinder motor and acceleration was slow while fuel consumption was sky high.

In 1968 the spider version was debuted. In 1972 the 2000 series replaced the 1750 series. More than 100,000 examples were produced during its lifespan.


Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfa_Romeo_1750
http://www.homdrum.net/alfa/alfahistory.html

By Jessica Donaldson

1969 Vehicle Profiles

1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 1530027

Alfa Romeo launched the newly restyled 1750 GTV in parallel to the debut of the new 1750 Berlina or saloon for 1967. The 'V' in GTV represented the Bertone coupe's high-performance 'Veloce' specification. The 1750 GTV retained the original basic body....[continue reading]

1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce vehicle information

Coupe

The 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV European model is very rare in the US. This very car was delivered to the original owner at the Alfa Romeo factory in 1969. It was then taken to the Panama Canal Zone. The car was purchased by the current owner in Octo....[continue reading]

1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: AR1530467
Engine Num: AR0055105752

This 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce was completed by the factory on June 10th of 1969. Upon completion it was sent to the United States and to its first owner, living in San Francisco. Many years later, in 2005, the car was purchased by Bob Cozza a....[continue reading]

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Chassis #: 1530027 
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Chassis #: AR1530467 


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1969 1750 GT Veloce
$4,446-$25,580
1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce Base Price : $4,446

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Alfa Romeo
1974Chevrolet (2,333,839)Ford (2,179,791)Renault (1,355,799)189,682
1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)204,902
1972Chevrolet (2,420,564)Ford (2,246,563)Fiat (1,368,216)140,595
1971Ford (2,054,351)Chevrolet (1,830,319)Volkswagen (1,128,784)140,595
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)99,220
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)99,220
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)99,220
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)59,971
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)59,971
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)61,236
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)65,193

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