Unique Alfa Romeo joins Rudgwick Collection

Alfetta GTS 1600, a UK special edition

The only Alfa Romeo of its kind in the world has joined the collection of Rudgwick-based sports and classic car dealership ‘Lightning Quarter Garage’.

The Alfetta GTS 1600 was a UK-only special edition, built in 1979-80. It’s estimated that between 25 and 50 were manufactured. Of these, just two remain in existence and the car at LQG is the only one still on the road.

The GTS was the only Alfetta special edition using the sporty 1.6 litre Alfa Romeo engine. Its special features included ‘ServoGlide’ electric windows, velour seats, chrome beauty rings on the wheels, rear wiper, Hella fog lights front and rear, Webasto sunroof, side protection rubbers, chrome exhaust tailpipe and GTS graphics.

Cover of AUTO Italia Magazine, Issue 270, August 2018

The car retains its original right-hand drive but has spent nearly all its life in Siena, Italy, with its original Italian owner, which explains its excellent rust-free condition. It was brought back to the UK in 2017 and has since benefitted from detailed restoration work by an Alfa enthusiast whose father owned a GTS when he was a child.

The car has a new MOT – despite being exempt – and is ready to be part of a collection, to show or to simply enjoy driving at an asking price of £25,000.

The chances of bumping into a similar car are very slim indeed!

For further information, photographs and full details of the restoration, contact Neil or Mark at Lightning Quarter Garage on 01403 289719, or visit the garage at 7a Rudgwick Brickworks, Lynwick Street, Rudgwick. The garage holds an open house ‘Cars and Coffee’ morning on the first Saturday of every month between 10am and noon. All are welcome.

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