1965→1969 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA

To race in touring car championships the world over, Alfa Romeo had their racing wing create the GTA. It was basically a lightened and more powerful version of the Giulia GT production car. Strong preparation by Autodelta helped the car eventually win two European touring car championships.

The GTA was named after the process of lightening the body, also known as alleggerita in Italian. Most of the weight savings came from a new aluminum outer body that was bonded and riveted to a standard steel shell. The side windows and rear window were also replaced with plexi-glass. Futhermore, many components used exotic materials like magnesium in the wheels and other castings. This diet brought the weight down from 2200 to 1630 lbs.

Under the hood was a new twin spark cylinder head and 45 mm carburetors. This was initially prepared in 1.6-liter form and produced close to 170 hp. A short-stroke variant of this engine was used in the GTA 1300 Junior to compete with the Mini Cooper S. It used a 1.3-liter engine that could produce 163 hp with Autodelta’s special fuel injection. Some road-going stradale versions of the Junior were made, but without many of the exceptional weight saving features.

GTAs were first produced by Autodelta in 1965 under the experienced direction of Carlo Chiti. The car was launched at the Amsterdam Motor Show, and later went on to win a successful streak of touring car races.

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In Detail

typeRacing Car
production years1965 – 1969
released at1965 Amsterdam Auto Show
built atItaly
price $$ 5,625
positionFront Longitudinal
block materialAluminum
valvetrainDOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedTwin Weber 45 DCOE 14 Carburetors
displacement1570 cc / 95.81 in³
bore78 mm / 3.1 in
stroke82 mm / 3.2 in
power126.8 kw / 170 bhp @ 7500 rpm
specific output108.28 bhp per litre
bhp/weight229.72 bhp per tonne
body / frameAluminum Panels over Steel Monocoque
driven wheelsRWD
front brakesDiscs
rear brakesDiscs
steeringWorm & Roller
f suspensionWishbones w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionLive Axle w/Trailing Arms, Coil Springs, Telescopic Dampers
curb weight740.02 kg / 1630 lbs
wheelbase2350 mm / 92.5 in
front track1320 mm / 52 in
rear track1270 mm / 50 in
length4080 mm / 160.6 in
width1580 mm / 62.2 in
height1310 mm / 51.6 in
transmission5-Speed Manual
top speed~220.43 kph / 137 mph
0 – 60 mph~8.8 seconds

Auction Sales History

1965→1969 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA


1968 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA 1300 Junior Stradale AR 105.59 775946 – sold for $220,000 An extremely rare GTA Stradale. Documented three owners and 7,325 miles from new. Recently refinished in the signature Autodelta livery.
Auction Source: 2014 Monterey by RM Auctions
1965→1969 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA
1965 Alfa Romeo GTA 1600 AR613042 – sold for $275,000 Desirable Lightweight Competition Example. Genuine GTA with Known History. Targa Florio Entrant. Eligible for the Most Prestigious Events Including the Tour Auto Rally.
Auction Source: 2012 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company
1965→1969 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA
1965 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SPRINT GTA 18933 – sold for €128,667 Authentic GTA version with matching numbers. Exciting history. Restored keeping originality of the car. Ex-Willy Mairesse 1965 “Rallye des deux Catalognes”.
Auction Source: 2012 Sport & GTs au Mans Classic by Artcurial