1972 Alfa Romeo GTa M Recreation
Bell Sport & Classic are delighted to offer this eye-catching iconic motorsport icon. This Alfa Romeo GTa M Evocation started life as a standard 2000 GTV and was discovered in a somewhat poor state. A decision was made, by the then owner, to build the car in the style and colour of the Toine Hezemans 1970 European Touring Car Championship winning car. A nut and bolt restoration was carried out between 2013 and 2015 and, although a summary of the works is listed here, this is by no means exhaustive.
Structurally, the bodyshell was completely stripped and sand blasted. The panel work included a smaller back panel, new floors, a bespoke boot floor, composite GTa M wings, bonnet, boot lid and scuttle panel. In addition, having had a sunroof, the roof was replaced and rivets inserted into the gutters to replicate the GTa M of the period. All further repairs were butt & seam welded whilst the shell was also seam welded and sealed for additional rigidity and strength. Externally the GTa M was fitted with new headlights, indicators, number plate plinth, GTa M number plate lights, rear light lenses and polycarbonate side windows and rear screen. Finished to a high standard in Yellow Ochre & white nose, with a Hezemans decal pack applied, the car is further complemented by a set of 13″ GTa M replica wheels fitted with Avon 215/45/13 tyres.
Mechanically, the car was built to a high specification that included a fully stripped, soda blasted and rebuilt engine, ported and polished with fast-road camshafts, line ported inlet manifold and rebuilt 40DCOE Dellorto carburettors, stainless-steel exhaust system, a high output alternator and a new radiator with twin adjustable high output cooling fans. The suspension was completely rebuilt, uprated and lightened. The brakes were rebuilt using stainless steel pistons to the calipers, copper brake lines and stainless-steel braided flexible hoses. A bespoke pedal box is coupled to the Wilwood twin master-cylinders creating a dual circuit and biased system. Drilled and grooved brake discs all around are aided by a harder compound, competition spec brake pads. The gearbox and final drive assembly were stripped, inspected and replacement bearings fitted where required. The battery was re-positioned into the boot area where the bespoke fuel tank and Facet fuel pump are also fitted.
Inside the cabin, the front bucket and rear seats have been covered in leather and Alcantara with the Alfa Romeo logo embroidered into the headrests at the front. The headlining (inclusive of the rear roof recess), parcel shelf, door cards, dashboard and kick plates are also trimmed in Alcantara. A full roll cage is fitted but importantly, this does not intrude or detract from the internal experience. Various gauges and switchgear enable the driver to remain informed and control the different services.
This little Alfa provides for an truly exciting drive, & with some added personalization from a new keeper, would make a great prospect for Track, fast road, Classic tours etc.
Please contact our sales team for further details.
- •Aluminium Wheels
- •Roll cage