Sold for £6,188
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: RY02FXR
Chassis No: ZAR93200000204959
Motor Car Location: Cheshire
1 of only reputedly 107 GTAs imported into the UK
We are delighted to offer this rare and highly desireable Alfa Romeo 156 GTA . It has been maintaned by the same Alfa Romeo specilaist since 2012 with all repairs recorded on file and along with much other work , a reconditioned gearbox was fitted in 2010. Sensible upgrades and modifications have been added to enhance the driving experience. The interior is trimmed in black leather and features air conditioning and a Bose audio system. A comprehebsive history file is present containing the orginal book pack with stamped service book.
The 3.2 litre Bussone V6 engine (The big Busso, so called after legendary Alfa Romeo engineer Giuseppe Busso). This engine is praised universally for its excellent tone and eagerness to rev. This was the largest capacity version built at the Alfa Romeo factory at Arese, north of Milano. The engine has a 93 mm (3.7 in) bore and a 78 mm (3.1 in) stroke and hence a capacity of (3,179 cc (194.0 cu in)) with 250 PS (184 kW; 247 hp) and 300 N⋅m (221 lbf⋅ft) of torque. Aftermarket Alfa Romeo specialist Autodelta produced performance versions up to 3.7 litres and 400 PS (294 kW). The European Touring Car Championship winning 156 GTA was however running a 2.0 litre 4-cylinder 300 PS (221 kW) engine due to class regulations.
The GTA variants shared a common interior with post-facelift 156 variants. The doors, bootlid and bonnet were also shared. All else was unique to the GTA, specifically made by Fiat Research Centre and Maserati Research Centre.
The GTA did not take the Giugiaro designed facelift introduced to the 156 in 2002, but continued with the acclaimed Walter de Silva design to the very end of production, where a total of 1,973 berlinas were made.