1965 Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA - Right hand drive, with period race history

Original Right-Hand-Drive Genuine GTA with period competition history in Malta

1965 Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA - Right hand drive, with period race history


This incredibly rare genuine right hand drive GTA was built in April 1965 and soon updated by Autodelta for the first owner, Maltese racer Leonard Calleja. He competed with the car in the island’s active hill-climbing scene in the late 1960’s, keeping the car for 20 years before selling the car to fellow islander Lino Brincat. 

Brincat, as with most GTA owners in the 1980’s, developed the car into quasi Group 2 spec and entered the car into the local races with good results including on one fabled occasion beating a Corvette in a true David and Goliath battle.

In 1989, Julius Thurgood, one of the stalwarts of the UK Alfa Romeo GTA scene and pioneer of pre-66 saloon car racing in UK, brokered the car to well-known US West coast car dealer and Ferrari collector, Tom Price. 

Price commissioned UK Alfa Monza guru, Paul Grist, to oversee the restoration of the car back to pre-66 specification to race in Europe in the growing FIA Appendix K Saloon car championships. However business commitments back in the US meant that in 2000 he reluctantly sold the car to UK Alfisti Nick Savage to join his existing stable of an SZ and 2600. 

He completed the restoration with his usual attention to detail (all invoices on file) and authenticity, and in 2003 having received his FIA papers, campaigned the car actively in the U2TC Series. Famed for driving his car to the race and home again afterwards, this car was used as the benchmark as to what the stringent series scrutineer deemed acceptable for a GTA! 

Savage sold the car in 2013 to a collector in California who used it sparingly.

The car is perfect for Tour Auto, U2TC, Goodwood Revival or just enjoy it as a great competition touring car on the road.