1970 Alfa Romeo GTAM

Grand Prix Classics

Grand Prix Classics is offering this Alfa Romeo GTAM for sale. 

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Make: Alfa Romeo
Model: GTAm
Type: Autodelta Factory Race Car
Year: 1970
Chassis: 1530938
Series: 105.51
Milan License: K91850 MI
Color: Giallo Ocra (AR109)

History: The GTAm was built by Alfa Romeo’s factory racing department, Autodelta, to compete in the European Touring Car Championship, which it won in 1970 piloted by Toine Hezemans, placing it ahead of BMW and Ford. It also won the Constructor’s Championship in 1971 and 1972. With a total of forty cars built, it should be noted that less than twenty were Autodelta factory team cars. This impressive factory car was driven by team drivers, Carlo Facetti, Hans Deen, Walter Dona, and Teodoro Zeccoli and entered in races including Zandvoort, Silverstone Spa and many other circuits in the 1970, 1971,1972,1973, and 1974 seasons. Autodelta raced the car until 1977.

It is documented as an Autodelta GTAm by Alfa Romeo archive records, Certificate of Origin and in the following publications: Alleggerita, by Tony Adriaensens and Patrick Dasse, and Alleggerita Register by Martin Ubelher and Patrick Dasse. The car’s ownership is also well-documented. Recently, it underwent professional race prep, routine service and raced in West Coast USA historic races.

Condition: Beautifully turned out in original factory colors, the GTAm was restored in 2003-2004 with considerable refreshing done in 2013. Recent service and race prep was carried out in 2019-2020. A historically correct example of the very rare GTA, its features include Proper engine bloc, cylinder head and fuel injection (which were unique to the GTAm), and Proper close ratio 5-speed gearbox and limited slip differential. It also has original bodywork with wide riveted fender arches and 13” magnesium wheels. The body is built on a steel platform with lightweight fiberglass and aluminum panels.

Race History:

European Touring Car Championship Races

Zandvoort Trophy – Zeccoli/Deen
Castellet 6 Hours on the Paul Ricard Circuit – Zeccoli/Dona
RAC Tourist Trophy at Silverstone – Zeccoli/Facetti
Giro d’Italia Automobilistico – Venturi/Civolani

Autosprint – Zeccoli/Adamich

Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hours – Béguin/ Ballot-Léna

Drivers: Piloted by team drivers including Carlo Facetti, Hans Deen, Walter Dona, Andrea de Adamich, Teodoro Zeccoli, Bernard Béguin, and Claude Ballot-Léna from 1970-1975.

Documents: Alfa Romeo Certificate of Origin, FIA papers valid through 2025, Autovettura, Ministero Dei Transporti e Dell’Aviazione Civile. SOVREN Logbook.

Of Note: An Autodelta factory GTAm racing car, driven by factory drivers and participation in international championship races. Properly documented with factory records and known ownership. Restored by marque experts. Still with original bodywork and correct specification engine, gearbox and mechanicals. Genuine GTAm prepared by Autodelta. A great opportunity to acquire an exquisite and rare example in excellent condition.

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Grand Prix Classics specializes in the buying, selling and consignment of historic racing cars and sports cars. Located in La Jolla, California, with a beautiful showroom and workshop. The business is run by founder, Mark Leonard, who is truly passionate about his work. Mark has assembled a team of dedicated professionals who contribute specific talents ranging from buying and selling to an international market, researching automotive history, to running the workshop. There are always approximately 20 cars in inventory as well as a collection of rare automotive posters, a large library of books, magazines, videos and other memorabilia.