Alfa Romeo 1750
Alfa Romeo 1750 Tyres
- We recommend the vintage PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ 165HR14 CA67 tyre as the best tyre for the Alfa Romeo 1750.
- At Longstone Tyres we have tyres for your Alfa Romeo 1750 that will not only improve the handling, but enhance the period look of your car. The PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ 165HR14 CA67 or 165HR14 Michelin XAS will reduce wandering and make the car much nicer to handle, also being the original tyres that were fitted to Alfa's of the time.
- The PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ is a period tyre that was around between 1952 and the early 1980 and was produced with the view to improving the handling of cars like the 1750 Alfa Romeo.
- For these tyres Longstone recommends the Michelin 14D Inner Tube.
- We recommend the vintage 155HR15 CA67 tyre as the best tyre for the Alfa Romeo 1750 sporting 15" wheels.
- Many people like to fit oversized tyres on Alfa Romeo's of this period. We would suggest this will effect the handling in a derogatory manner, which is why Alfa did not fit bigger tyres.
- However, if larger tyres are needed, the 185/70VR14 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN36 is the recommended option.
- The 185/70VR14 PIRELLI CINTURATO will offer you that extra ultimate grip, and make the car appear wider, but the period carcass with rounded shoulders will diminish the derogatory effects of oversized tyres.
- These tyres would best fit an Michelin 14E Offset Valve Inner Tube.
Alfa Romeo 1750 Recommended Tyres
Other Options for Alfa Romeo 1750
History of the Alfa Romeo 1750
This page is dedicated to the 1960's Alfa Romeo 1750 and as such is not to be confused with the thirties 1750 6C!!
The Alfa Romeo 1750 was so named in memory of Vittorio Jano, and his 1750 6C from the 1930's.
The 1750 GTV appeared in 1967 along with the 1750 Berlina sedan and 1750 Spider. The same type of engine was used to power all three versions, this rationalisation was a first for Alfa Romeo!
The 1750 GTV replaced the Giulia Sprint GT Veloce and introduced many updates and modifications. The result was that, on paper, the car had only slightly improved performance compared to the Giulia Sprint GT Veloce, but on the road it was much more flexible to drive and it was easier to maintain higher average speeds for fast touring.
For the US market, the engine was fitted with a fuel injection system made by Alfa Romeo subsidiary SPICA to meet emission control laws that were coming into effect at the time. Fuel injection was also featured on Canadian market cars after 1971. Carburettors were retained for all other markets.
The chassis was also significantly modified. Tyre size went to 165x14 from 155x15 and wheel size to 5½"x14" instead of 5"x15", giving a wider section and slightly smaller rolling diameter. The suspension geometry was also revised, and an anti-roll bar was fitted to the rear suspension. Disc brakes were fitted from the outset, but with bigger front discs and calipers than the ones fitted to GT 1300 Juniors and late Giulia Sprint GT Veloces. The changes resulted in significant improvements to the handling and braking, which once again made it easier for the driver to maintain high average speeds for fast touring.
The 1750 GTV also differed from the earlier cars externally. New nose styling eliminated the step front of the Giulia Sprint GT, GTC, GTA and early GT 1300 Juniors and incorporated four headlamps. For the 1971 model year, the US market 1750 GTV's also featured larger rear light clusters (there were no 1970 model year Alfa's for the US market). Besides the chrome "1750" badge on the bootlid, there was also a round Alfa Romeo badge. Similar Quadrofoglio badges to those on the Giulia Sprint GT Veloce were fitted on C pillars, but the Quadrofoglio was coloured gold instead of green. The car also adopted the higher rear wheelarches first seen on the GT 1300 Junior.
Early (Series 1) 1750 GTV's featured the same bumpers as the Giulia Sprint GT Veloce, with the front bumper modified to mount the indicator/sidelight units on the top of its corners, or under the bumper on US market cars. 44,269 1750 GTVs were made before their replacement came along.
Alfa Romeo 1750 Wheels
Borrani wheels are still available for your Alfa Romeo 1750. As agents for the iconic Ruote Borrani Milano company we are able to supply all wheels from their extensive range.
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Borrani Wheels for a Alfa Romeo 1750
Alfa Romeo 1750 wheels made by Ruote Borrani Milano are, without doubt, the best wire wheels available. Borrani wheels utilise aluminium rims, steel spokes and steel wheel centres. Alfa Romeo wheels made by Borrani are available in the following styles
- Painted silver finish, as per the racing wheels of the period
- Polished and chrome finish, highly polished rim, chrome spokes & wheel centre
- Painted finish with polished outer edge