Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV - Classic Alfa Romeos

The Fantastic 1750 GTV

One of the most popular Alfa Romeos of all time is the 1750 GTV. Great looks, a great engine, and great suspension combine to produce one of the all-time driving classics. Designed by Bertone, Pininfarina had died a year earlier, the car was released in 1967 and although the later 2-litre versions may be slightly quicker it is the 1750 engine which sets this model apart as being the sweetest to drive.

I love the looks of the 1750 GTV, the lines are just perfect for a small, late-sixties coupe. The Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV has what the Italians have always done well: style.

An Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV - a public domain image
An Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV - a public domain image | Source

Cruiser and Sports Car

Not only was the 1750 GTV great on twisty roads the gutsy twin-cam could cruise at the ton all day, helped by a 5-speed gearbox, and something which helped to make the car popular in America with all those wide open spaces to travel across. It was a combination of characteristics which allowed it to be used as a business express during the week and a sports car on a weekend which helped to make it so popular.

It was replaced eventually by the far less popular Alfetta coupes. Hideous cars by comparison, front-wheel drive as well. I don't know what Alfa were thinking. Even the large executive saloon, the Alfa Romeo 164 was better.

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Technical Specifications: Alfa Rome 1750 GTV

Engine: Four-cylinder, Twin-cam, 1779cc

Power: 122bhp

Brakes: Disc all around

Transmission: 5-speed

Suspension: Independent front, live rear axle

Top speed: 118mph

Acceleration: 0-60mph in 9.5 seconds

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