Alfa Romeo 1750
Alfa Romeo 1750 Tyres
This page is dedicated to the 1960's Alfa Romeo 1750 and as such is not to be confused with the thirties 1750 6C!!
- We recommend the classic 165 HR 14 PIRELLI CINTURATO 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™ 165 HR 14 CA67 or 165 HR 14 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 ™ CA67 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 155 HR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO 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 185/70 VR 14 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, and 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
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History of the Alfa Romeo 1750
The Alfa Romeo 1750 was named after Vittorio Jano and his 1930s Alfa Romeo 1750 6C. The 1750 GTV, together with the 1750 Berlina sedan and 1750 Spider, debuted in 1967. The same engine was utilised to power all three models, which was a first for Alfa Romeo!
The 1750 GTV succeeded the Giulia Sprint GT Veloce and had several upgrades and changes. As a result, while the car had only marginally better performance than the Giulia Sprint GT Veloce on paper, it was considerably more flexible to handle and it was simpler to sustain higher average speeds for high-speed touring. To comply with pollution control rules that were in force at the time, the engine was modified with a fuel injection system built by Alfa Romeo subsidiary SPICA for the US market. After 1971, fuel injection was also available in Canadian-market vehicles. For all other markets, carburettors were used.
The chassis was also significantly modified. Tyre size went to 165 - 14 from 155 - 15 and wheel size to 5½"x14" instead of 5"x15", giving a wider section and slightly smaller rolling diameter. The suspension geometry was also modified, and a rear anti-roll bar was installed. Disc brakes were installed from the beginning, although with larger front discs and callipers than those seen on GT 1300 Juniors and late Giulia Sprint GT Veloces. The modifications resulted in substantial improvements in handling and braking, making it simpler for the driver to sustain high average speeds for rapid travel.
Externally, the 1750 GTV was distinct from previous models. The step front of the Giulia Sprint GT, GTC, GTA, and early GT 1300 Juniors were removed, and four headlights were added. The US market 1750 GTVs for the 1971 model year also had bigger rear light clusters (there were no Alfas for the 1970 model year in the US market). Aside from the chrome "1750" emblem on the boot lid, there was a circular Alfa Romeo logo as well. On the C pillars, similar Quadrofoglio emblems to those on the Giulia Sprint GT Veloce were installed, although the Quadrofoglio was gold rather than green. The car also has higher rear wheel arches, which were originally seen on the GT 1300 Junior.
Early (Series 1) 1750 GTVs used the same bumpers as the Giulia Sprint GT Veloce, with the front bumper changed to put the indicator/sidelight units on top of the corners, or beneath the bumper on US market vehicles. Before its replacement, 44,269 1750 GTVs were manufactured.
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.
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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