|The Swiss special edition Sprint
In 1986 the Swiss Alfa Romeo importer
Alfa Romeo Svizzera SA (based in Agno on the bank of the Lugano lake) launched a
special edition on the base of the 105 bhp Sprint 1.5 Quadrifoglio Verde.
As the German and the French Alfa Romeo importer did,
Romeo Svizzera named it "Grand Prix". The car was presented to the
public on the 1986 edition of the Mondial d'Automobile motor show at
Geneva in 1986.
In 1986 a usual Sprint 1.5 QV costed 18.650,00 Swiss Francs. The Grand Prix was sold for 19.250,00 SFR. The only option for the Sprint Grand Prix was a metallic paint which costed another 250,00 SFR.
At that time, Switzerland's officials were just planning more severe emission standards for new cars. In order to anticipate the new law, Alfa Romeo Svizzera offered all Sprint versions with an optional catalyst since October 1986.
Maybe you have some more information or other photos of this special edition? Don't mind writing an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Last Update: March, 6th 2005 Created: March, 6th 2005
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