Published on June 17th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
True Classic Sports Car, The 1965 Alfa Romeo 105 GTA
Alfa Romeo is one of world’s most loved car makers which also has a history a mile long in achievements in motor-sports. This car company is no different than Ferrari in its racing achievements in their early years and throughout its history, it has built some of the most iconic and beautiful cars in the world. Among these beautiful machines to have come out wearing the glorious Alfa Romeo badge was the 1965 Alfa Romeo 105 GTA which was based out of a huge success that the 105 Series Alfa Romeo Giulia GT proved to be when it was launched in 1963.
1965 Alfa Romeo 105 GTA continued with the base cars attractive body and twin-cam four cylinder engine, combined with its nimble and precise handling. This 1965 Alfa Romeo 105 GTA version where the ‘A’ stood for “Alleggerita” which is Italian way of speaking lightweight came out first with a 1570cc engine in 165 while later on it started wearing a 1300cc heart. Alfa Romeo with their 1965 Alfa Romeo 105 GTA created a car that was visually pleasing and fun to drive at the same time. This 1965 Alfa Romeo 105 GTA saw its weight reduction goals achieved by using aluminium outer body panels, magnesium alloy wheels, plastic side windows, an aluminium rear-upper control arm, different door handles, quarter-window mechanisms, and a lightweight interior trim. The engine was also given a re-touch with a new twin-spark cylinder head, 45mm carburettors that replaced the base cars 40mm ones. While the 1965 Alfa Romeo 105 GTA also used a magnesium camshaft cover, sump, timing cover and bell housing.
Alfa Romeo had also given the 1965 Alfa Romeo 105 GTA closer gear ratios than the standard GT for better performance. The gears were also machined for lightness and quicker shifting. All this meant that the 1965 Alfa Romeo 105 GTA had a dry weight of the 1640 pounds. Try finding one today and buy it with the objective of loving it.