1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce RHD

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1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce RHD

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  • Engine: 1570cc twin-cam four cylinder (currently 1962cc)
  • Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
  • Year: 1967
  • Chassis #: AR*299646
  • Engine #: 
  • Registration: LSC 193N
  • Mileage:
  • Exterior colour: Giallo ocra (currently dark blue)
  • Interior colour and material: Black vinyl
     

- I acquired this Giulia Sprint GT Veloce in February 2013 from a Gentleman in Montrose, Scotland.
- According to the Alfa Romeo Museum archives this Giulia Sprint GT Veloce was manufactured on September 29th 1967 and sold new by Addison Motors of Pulteney Street, Adelaide, Australia. It is a very rare car being one of only 1,407 right hand drive examples manufactured by the factory in Arese, Milan, Italy, with a further 380 assembled from Complete Knocked Down kits in countries such as South Africa.
- It is not known why this GTV was imported into England but it is expected that a Mr David Paterson Tyndall, the car’s first UK owner, had emigrated from Australia.  According to the DVLA ownership report that is on file, Mr Tyndall registered the car to an address in Edinburgh on July 2nd 1975 with the registration LSC-193N.  At the time the Department of the Environment (later to become the DVLA) registered cars with a registration that was appropriate to when they were first registered in the United Kingdom, hence the 1975/N suffix registration on this car, where as now they register cars with a registration that is appropriate to the age of the vehicle.
- The second recorded UK owner was a Mr John Lennon of Bellshill, near Glasgow.  It is not known when Mr Lennon bought the car but in September 1979 he sold it to a Mr Vincent Callaghan of nearby Uddingston.
- In a telephone conversation that I had with Mr Callaghan in March 2013 he informed me that he had seen the GTV go through a local car auction but for some reason he did not purchase it.  He managed to trace the person who did purchase it (Mr Lennon) and was successful in buying the car from him one month after the auction.
- Mr Callaghan owned a car repair workshop in Uddingston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, and enjoyed the car greatly in his early years of ownership, including holidaying with the car in southern Ireland.  There is almost a complete set (one missing) of expired MOT certificates on file from between 1996 and 2006 which show that just a few hundred miles a year were covered during this ten year period.  It is believed that the car was placed in storage in 2007, firstly at Mr Callaghan’s home and then in his workshop.
- Some time during Mr Callaghan’s ownership (believed to be in the early-to-mid1990’s) he had the car painted the dark blue that it is in now.  Apparently he had previously painted the car red and it is possible that this was the colour before its change to blue.
- Mr Callaghan informed me that the original engine developed a fault with its cylinder head at some point so he changed the engine to a 2.0 version (he cannot recall what happened to the original engine after it was removed from the car).
- In November 2012 a Gentleman from Montrose, Scotland, heard about the GTV being in storage through a mutual friend of his and Mr Callaghan’s (who also owned a Sprint GTV).  He was able to purchase the car and had the intention of restoring it but his situation changed and I purchased it from him in February 2013.
- The car is in need of a thorough restoration.  It is certainly not derelict but it does need a lot of work, and it is a task that should be done properly and correctly due to the rarity of the car.  It currently has a 2.0 engine fitted but due to a believed fault with the starter motor, no attempts have been made to see if it runs.

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