This car has now been sold.
1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia TI Super
A rare chance to purchase an original TI Super, fully competition prepared by Alfaholics for regularity rally and fast road touring use, on the button and ready to enjoy on events such as Modena Cento Ore, Tour Auto or indeed for road touring pleasure.
This TI Super, chassis number 595488 was built 21st July 1964 and sold 23rd July 1964 to Society Francaise Alfa Romeo, 6 Avenue de Messine, Paris, France. It was first registered October 1964 to Raymond Savignac in Paris, 2 years later it was sold to its second owner Jean Cauvet who retained the car est. 1966-1999. At the start of his ownership, the engine was performance tuned by the specialist Alfa Romeo performance dealer Modern-Garage in November 1966, the original tuning sheet is still present with the car showing a raised compression of 10.50:1 along with revised cam timing and carburettor settings.
The current 5th owner purchased the car in July 2018 and sent the car straight to Alfaholics for full competition preparation for FIA type rally event and fast road use. The brief was retain the wonderful originality and patina of the car, but prepare the mechanics to full Alfaholics competition specification for high performance and maximum reliability and leave no stone unturned in our works until it was completed. To preserve the original matching numbers engine block (AR00516*00486*) & cylinder head to avoid any risk of damage, it was chosen to take these out of the car and retain them with the car for future originality. Another period correct early 1600 block was used as the basis for the competition engine build with a new preplacement cylinder head. This was built with our steel crank and rods, forged pistons and full race cylinder head, fully ported and polished and assembled with new 45mm Weber carburettors. The dyno result from the engine build showed an incredibly strong 172BHP at 7,800rpm with a strong flat torque curve from 4,500-8,000rpm with a peak of 170Nm torque.
The full Alfaholics preparation specs totalled £100,000 and included the following jobs:–
- Alfaholics 172BHP competition engine build
- New Weber 45mm Carburettors and electronic distributor
- Lightweight flywheel and clutch
- Alfaholics close ratio gear kit, full competition rebuild kit
- Alfaholics Race propshaft
- Full axle rebuild with Alfaholics competition LSD and 4.77 CWP
- Alfaholics stainless steel competition exhaust system with tubular manifolds
- Alfaholics aluminium radiator and Ti Super specific aluminium oil cooler
- Lightweight dry cell battery kit, Denso lightweight alternator
- Electric fan conversion with automatic fan controller
- Autodelta Ti Super/GTA catch tank
- Full bespoke made stainless steel brake hardlines to GTA-R specs & braided brake lines
- Alfaholics dual circuit bias adjustable pedal box
- Alfaholics competition use modified Dunlop front and rear brake calipers
- Alfaholics fast road/rally suspension package
- Alfaholics GTA-R PCB fuse and relay board with GTA-R wiring loom
- Alfaholics LED headlight conversion
- Alfaholics 55 litre competition foam filled fuel tank with Facet fuel pump kit
- Dynamat kit on the floors and tunnel to reduce cockpit noise and temperatures, hidden under correct vinyl floor coverings
- Alfaholics billet aluminium steering box casing and steering box rebuild
- FIA electronic master switch kit
- Lifeline Zero 360 plumbed in FIA gas fire extinguisher system.
- Alfaholics Magnesium sand cast 5” TI Super wheels with Avon CR6ZZ tyres
- USB charge socket installation for phone charging and satnav use
- Ti22 stage machine polish and detailing
Since competition the car has run faultlessly at multiple events, including Tour Auto & Ennstal Classic returning back to Alfaholics between events for storage and for check over & service works between each event. The car is supplied with its original engine block & head, original 1966 tuning sheet, original French handbook belonging to the car as well as an extra English version and its Certificato di Origine from the Alfa Romeo Classiche department. The Nardi steering wheel (which was fitted by the current owner) will be removed and the original black rimmed steering wheel will be refitted for the next owner.
The car presents with a lovely sense of originality and light patination that gives the car a wonderful character, slide into those ultra-rare Zagato designed lightweight seats in original never re-trimmed condition, turn the key and fire up the rorty competition engine and you are taken back to a bygone era of wealthy gentleman drivers competed door to door with the then current top professional drivers! The bodywork presents well with a high quality older paint finish full of gloss and shine, there are some small marks on the body and chips/scratches on the paint commensurate with the age and active use of the car, which combine beautifully with the period interior to give an authentic appearance to this rare period competition car.
The Giulia TI Super represented Alfa Romeo’s first true homologation special touring car, developed specifically for the FIA European Touring Car Championship in 1963. As such, it was an incredibly important competition model in the lineage of the Tipo 105 series. Only 501 units were produced, making the TI Super equally as rare as the 1600 GTA that was born from it and which Alfa would campaign so successfully in the ETCC. Indeed, many of the parts developed for the TI Super were so advanced, that Carlo Chiti retained them for use in his 1600 GTA programme. In the same way that the 1600 GTA was born from the regular production Giulia Sprint GT, the Giulia TI Super was evolved from the production Giulia TI.
Whilst the cars bear a close resemblance at first glance, the TI Super had its own styling with the inner headlights removed to save weight and to increase cold air to the engine bay, sand cast magnesium ‘TZ’ style wheels and Quadrifoglio stickers on the front wings and boot lid. Indeed, the TI Super was the first model to leave the production line with the infamous Quadrifoglio logos, the first of a long line of models designating the highest performance variant. Further changes were made to the interior, with the strip instruments removed and replaced with SS type round instruments for ease of reading in competition use and front seats were swapped for lightweight bucket seats designed by Zagato (similar to those used on the infamous SZ and TZ models). The rear seat was replaced with a lightweight version, trimmed in grey cloth with burgundy vinyl sides. Further weight savings were achieved with the removal of sound deadening, carpets replaced with vinyl mats (like the 1600 GTAs) and lightweight door cards with the beautiful lightweight woven closure straps also retained for use on the GTAs.
The engine was derived from the one used in the TZ prototype and SS, with twin Weber 45 carburettors and a lightweight tubular exhaust manifold, which would later be used on the 1600 GTA. Gearbox internals and ratios were taken from the TZ and the drum brakes of the normal TI were replaced by cutting-edge technology Dunlop disc brakes all round – a braking system also retained for the 1600 GTA.
Competing in the GT class at the 1963 Tour de France (prior to group 2 touring car homologation), the TI Super proved its speed and strength immediately by winning its category and finishing a remarkable 4th in the GT class behind three Ferraris. Further rallying success was achieved by the car winning its class at the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally. In touring car racing, the TI Super proved equally successful, with overall victory at the 1964 Sandown Park 6-Hour in Australia, 1965 4-hour Monza 1965 Sandown Park, 1966 1000kms Brasilia and 1966 24-hour Interlagos.
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