Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV Technical Specifications

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Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV
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The original prototype and forebear of the Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV was unveiled at the companies new factory in Arese in 1963, and following a subsequent appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the car was put into production, then as the Giulia Sprint GT (or Bertone Coupe).

This original iteration came with a 1600cc engine borrowed from the sedan, however twin carbs were used to provide the necessary increase in power to make the car more sporting.

Mechanically the Giulia Sprint GT was a little underpowered, however it made up for the perceived shortcomings by providing ample standard kit, such as a 5 speed gearbox renowned for its beautifully slick operation, disc brakes to all four wheels and suspension revisions (such as mounting the shock-absorbers upside down) to ensure a sporting drive.

It is testament to the technical innovation incorporated into the car that it was able to give the best of the Italian super-cars a run for their money on roads where suspension, and not straight line speed, were the measure of a great car.

In 1965 the Giulia GTC, GTA and GTV were released. It was the GTV that, at face value, seemed to have only a few minor changes, but if you looked a little deeper you would see how significant these actually were. For instance, the inlet valve size was increased by 2mm, which improved power and now increased the maximum speed to a whopping 185 km/h.

Then in 1967 the ultimate was released, the 1750 GTV. Changes to the beautiful Bertone design included smoothing out the step front and moving the indicators down to below the headlamps. The interior was sensational, with hooded central rev counter and Speedo, while the auxiliary gauges were put into the top of the centre console. The seats too came in for revision, now featuring cut outs between the centre of the seat and the side supports.

  • Years of Manufacture: 1967 - 1972
  • Number Built: 44,276
  • Price at Introduction:
    • 1968: UK £2248
    • 1971: USD $4,800
  • Date of Introduction:
    • 1967
  • Chassis/Body:
    • Steel, Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • 2170 lbs. (984.3 kg)
  • Fuel Tank:
    • n/a
  • Turning Circle:
    • n/a
  • Instruments:
    • Speedometer (with integral tripmeter and odometer)
    • Tachometer
    • Petrol gauge
    • Temp gauge
    • Ammeter gauge
    • Oil gauge
  • Transmission:
    • Manual - 5 Speed
  • Clutch:
    • Single cushion disc, dry plate clutch
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • Hypoid bevel differential, final drive 4.56:1
  • Maximum Speed:
    • 118 mph / 189.9 km/h
  • Fuel Consumption:
    • 24 mpg
  • Performance:
    • 0 - 60 mph: 9.3 seconds
  • Engine (4 Cylinder):
    • Capacity: 1778cc 108.5ci
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 4 cylinders, dual overhead cam, 5 main bearings, aluminum block and head
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Dual downdraft type carburetor / US Cars fitted with SPICA mechanical fuel injection
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.15" (80mm) x 3.48" (88.4mm)
    • Power: 135 bhp (99.4 kW) @ 5500 rpm
    • Torque: 137 ft. lb. (185.8 Nm) @ 2,900rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt
    • Coil and alternator
    • 420 W battery 50 Ah
  • Exhaust:
    • Single tail-pipe
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Independent type with coil springs and telescopic shock absorbers
    • Rear: Live beam axle with coil springs and telescopic shock absorbers
  • Steering:
    • Worm type
  • Brakes:
    • Hydraulic, duo-servo from 1970
    • Front: Disc
    • Rear: Disc
    • Parking brake mechanically operated on rear wheels
  • Wheels:
    • 13" Pressed steel disc wheels
  • tires:
    • 6.45 x 13"

Also see:

Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV Review
Alfa Romeo Heritage
Unique Cars and Parts USA - The Ultimate Classic Car Resource