12 September 2012

Alfaholics - from GTA to GTV

Alfaholics - as addictive as the name implies. Run by respected classic Alfa specialists Richard, Maxim and Andrew Banks, Alfaholics offers the complete Giulia experience; be it looking for parts from their huge stock, a full concours restoration from their award-winning staff or something a little racier. With over 30 years experience of owning, restoring and racing all models of classic Alfa Giulias, we think its fair to say that if they're as good as people say they are, you'll struggle to find a better Giulia specialist.
First up is a 3 year long '67 Giulia TI Super Replica build, known as the Alfaholics TI Super-R. Starting out with a rust free California donor car, the first stage was to convert it to right-hand drive. After all of the bodywork was done, the pristine rolling shell was then fitted with modern components more in keeping with the name. There's a billet dual circuit pedal box controlling 6-pot calipers on the front, adjustable dampers, FIA 2 1/4″ spring kit, lightweight wishbones, a competition-spec rear axle and a whole host of other race-spec parts to get the juices going.
Under the bonnet is Alfaholic's special recipe big valve Twinspark engine; 218BHP. Yum yum.
This is mated to an AP race paddle clutch and running 3-D mapped ignition; no half measures with this piccante Giulia.
More here.

The second is the GTA-R built for Franco Bandegiati; fashioned from a 2000 GTV. Alfaholics have performed this transformation a number of times; this is number 1004, the fourth GTA-R replica.  Not too much info on this beauty, but if its built to the same high standard as the Giulia TI above, it must be pretty super.

The donor car:

And the finished article. The level of detail and depth of build are astonishing.

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