Great battle between Jackie Stewart and Jochen Rindt here!
If you liked that taste above of James Garner’s 1969 documentary The Racing Scene, and you happen to be an Amazon Prime member, you’ll be pleased to know that the film is streaming for free on Amazon Instant.
I have a feeling I know what I’ll be doing over the lunch hour today.
Thanks for letting us know, Heath!
We can’t get enough of them.
Maybe it’s the name.
1750 Gran Turismo Veloce. You just know it means a fast, luxurious car in the great tradition of European road machines, always ready to race or roam.
Or maybe it’s the body. That brilliant styling has made this Bertone masterpiece a modern classic. Inside, the GTV is handsomely fitted with solid mahogany trim. New-design bucket seats the enfold you in arm-chair comfort even at nearly 120 mph. And a full complement of instruments, including a tachometer.
Most likely, though, it’s the famous Alfa performance, even livelier this year. A new stronger engine with race-proven fuel injection. Five forward speeds to cope with any traffic or terrain. Four-wheel disc brakes that stop you right now, in a safe, straight line. Wide-tread radial-ply tires that seem part of the road, take corners with race-car sureness. Racing suspension and precise steering that makes the car do what you want to do, the instant you want to.
Alfa Romeo’s new 1750 GT Veloce. Better hurry to your dealer now.
Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce®. $4446 Ease POE.
Alfa Romeo Inc. 231 Johnson Ave., Newark, N.J. 07108 / 215 Douglas St. So., El Segundo, Calif. 90245 / Alfa Romeo (Canada) Ltd., 26 Greensboro Dr., Rexdale, Toronto, Canada.
As someone who works in advertising, I don’t think any contemporary creative director would let a copywriter get away with calling the product by three different names: 1750 GTV, 1750 GT Veloce, 1750 Gran Turismo Veloce… Make a decision!