In the USA, Mario Andretti is the racing driver whose identify is probably going greatest recognized among the many common public. Over his decades-long profession, Andretti has pushed into the winner’s circle quite a few occasions and in a wide range of racing collection and venues. He’s an ex-Components One champion (1978), a four-time IndyCar champion, in addition to an Indy 500 winner (1969). And whereas we mere mortals in all probability can’t drive like Mario Andretti, we will drive certainly one of Mario Andretti’s vehicles, particularly this 1981 Alfa Romeo GTV-6, which is at the moment on the market at classic-car vendor LBI Restricted.

Primarily based on the images of this Alfa, the automobile exhibits just below 36,000 miles. This GTV-6 is completed in Grigio over a tan leather-based inside. Energy is by a 2.5-liter DOHC V6. Tools features a five-speed guide, energy home windows, air-con, a wood-rim steering wheel and a Blaupunkt cassette stereo.

Andretti drove for the Alfa Romeo F1 crew in 1981, and he additionally appeared in advertisements for the GTV-6. There was even a Mario Andretti restricted version of the sooner European-market Alfa Romeo GTV in 1976. This automobile reportedly was a present from the automaker and was delivered in Might 1981. He reportedly stored it for a yr, though his possession is documented (click on the “View Paperwork” tab on the itemizing).

The present asking worth for this Alfa is $48,000, though there could also be some wiggle room there, on condition that this automobile seems to have been a no-sale in a Might 2020 RM Sotheby’s public sale the place it garnered a excessive bid of $28,000. That is about $8K greater than is offered for at public sale in 2016, though the automobile is alleged to have since had hundreds of {dollars} in service. Whatever the worth, it is a cool Alfa with a direct connection to America’s most well-known racing driver.

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