Coupled with the launch of the new 1750
Berlina saloon was the 1750 GTV coupe. The 1750 GTV had
the same coupe body as the previous GT1300/GT Junior 1.6,
although the GTV featured four headlamps and less fussy
external trim details.
The GTV shared its mechanical items and layout with the
saloon, although it had an overall shorter wheel-base.
As with the other Alfa coupe models the GTV offered 2+2
accommodation and fairly basic equipment.
A 1779cc four cylinder engine powered the new model, its
crankshaft ran on five bearings for added smoothness and
must of helped it develop its impressive 118bhp.
It was not cheap - priced at £2248 in 1968, it was
much dearer than Lotus Cortina (£1162), Fiat 124
Coupe (£1438), BMW 2002 (£1597) and even Lotus
Elan +2 (£2119), simply matching Jaguar E-Type (£2300)
Despite that, Alfa Romeo sold 44,000 Giulia 1750 GTV in
6 years, and then another 37,000 Giulia 2000 GTV - a 133
hp 2-liter version. The 1750 GTV remained in production