1978 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT 1.6


  • Registered with the Automotoclub Storico Italiano (ASI)
  • Rare version with 1.6-litre twin-shaft North engine
  • In very good overall condition

The Appeal

It is said that every motoring enthusiast should own an Alfa Romeo, and what better car to start with than the Alfetta GT? With its fantastic design by Giugiaro and the extraordinary road-holding afforded by its transaxle layout and rear-wheel drive, an Alfetta is incredibly rewarding to own and we are delighted to offer this truly excellent example.

This car was offered with several engines, and this is one of the less common examples with the 1.6-litre engine, which took advantage of Italy's favourable taxation for engines under 2.0 litres. The lightweight twin-shaft Nord also offered excellent weight distribution, balancing the rear gearbox.

After buying the Alfa in June 2019 from a collector, the seller continued to care for the car and carried out major mechanical work. It is ASI registered and has valid overhaul, which means it is ready to be appreciated.

The History and Paperwork

  • Overhaul valid until October 2024
  • Has suffered no accidents
  • Owned by a classic car collector from 1997 until 2019, when the seller acquired it
  • Registered in Italy
  • ASI booklet and documentation provided
  • The current vehicle registration document has not been updated and reports the existence of a LPG system on the car, which is no longer there as it has been professionally removed in order to let the car breathe properly as a true classic should. That mention is however useful in case one would like to add al LPG system again. In case the new owner will need that mention to be deleted, the seller can do that
  • No maintenance history provided as the previous owner reportedly used mechanics to carry out routine maintenance
  • Original brochure
  • The seller informs us that he retains the original engine

The Condition

  • Impeccable red paintwork
  • Pre-restyled model with a more rounded design
  • Bodywork looks extremely correct and solid
  • Fitted with ATS alloy wheels in splendid condition
  • New all-season tyres
  • Original interior is very well preserved
  • Seats appear to be free of significant wear and tear
  • Features the iconic split dashboard with rev counter in front of the driver
  • Period-correct rubber floor mats still installed
  • Vintage AM/FM radio
  • Equipped with Bosch auxiliary lights complete with covers

The Mechanics

  • 1.6-litre four-cylinder twin-shaft North engine
  • Transaxle five-speed manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive
  • The seller has overhauled the carburettors and brake system
  • The seller assures us that it starts easily, runs properly and is fantastic to drive

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This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is Where Is’ basis and without warranty. Photos and descriptions are solely for guidance purposes and it's customary to carry out a full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase for your own peace of mind. 
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Auction Details
  • Year 1978
  • Make Alfa Romeo
  • Model Alfetta
  • Colour Red
  • Mileage 66,503 Kilometres
  • Engine size 1600
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Taranto
  • Country Italy
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
4 Bids from 3 bidders
  • city.su•••• €5,000 18/07/24
  • flavio-•••• €4,100 15/07/24
  • city.su•••• €4,000 28/06/24
  • ollie-c•••• €750 14/07/24

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