1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 GT Veloce by Bertone
Sold For $71,680Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.
RM | Sotheby's - MONTEREY 15 - 17 AUGUST 2019 - Offered on Friday
- California car from new with its original California title
- Thorough restoration by Alfa Romeo specialists
- Includes service records, manuals, and two sets of keys
The 2000 GT Veloce was unveiled at the Gardone Riviera in June 1971. It was fitted with an upgraded 131 hp, 2-liter twin-cam four-cylinder engine shared with the more pedestrian 2000 sedan, albeit with a different axle ratio. A five-speed manual transmission and four-wheel disc brakes came standard, along with SPICA mechanical fuel injection on U.S.-bound examples. Carburetors were retained for all other markets, and interestingly, horsepower ratings for injected and carbureted cars were identical.
In addition to the sporty ride and handling of the car, Alfa emphasized comfort, making the GTV a fine grand tourer. During the production run from 1971 to 1977, 37,459 were produced, 5,171 of which came to North America. Nineteen seventy-four was the final year that 2000 GTVs were sent stateside.
Finished in a striking shade of Azure Le Mans, this GTV has been comprehensively restored over the last 20 months by marque experts Alfa Performance Connection of Orange County, California, and Norman Noosha Panuyeh, LLC. It has known California ownership from new, including the consigner, only its third owner. A matching-numbers example, it is equipped with factory air-conditioning, which has been updated to today’s mechanical standards.
The engine was rebuilt at 97,000 miles, and it continues to perform wonderfully, according to the consigner. The car has remained in California its whole life, and included is the original California title, service records, manuals, and two sets of keys. A detailed booklet chronicling the car’s history and restoration is available upon request. This lovely Alfa Romeo has never been shown and will no doubt turn heads on any driving tour or concours field upon which it should appear.