Green becomes red: 1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce

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Of course when most people are asked to imagine the color of an Alfa Romeo or a Ferrari, red is the first color which comes to mind.

alfa2Fact is that red was barely used on road cars, both Alfa and Ferrari, mostly because it was considered (at least in Italy) a “Crude” shade for a road car. Indeed the tendency to paint this cars in red (the “resale” red) rose during the mid seventies and since then it has become such a cliché which has no historic foundations.

alfa3This GTV is a further example of this questionable fashion: it was born green (probably Pine Dark Green) with tan interiors, then repainted red (a strange shade of red) after it was imported in the US; this car was sold new in Roma, Italy, and then imported in the U.S.A., so it’s a typical Euro version. There is rust, of course, and it needs a total restoration but it looks quite complete, and still it’s a GTV. Find it for sale at $5,900 here in Farmington Hills, IL.

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