Alfa Romeo Guilia TI Super: The Endurance King

28 February 2018
Alec Mildren’s Guilia TI Super caught the competition napping in the Sandown International Six Hour races. Here Alfa Romeo factory driver and 1964 winner Roberto Bussinello shows his winning style behind the wheel of the exotic LHD import at Sydney’s Warwick Farm that year.

Alfa Romeo’s 105 Series coupe has a glittering global motor sport history which includes several class wins at Bathurst. However, it could not match the unique achievement of its Guilia sedan stablemate which won both Sandown International Six-Hour classics, thanks to a special factory-built lightweight competition version that excelled in endurance racing.

The TI Super was based on Alfa’s range of sporty compact sedans produced from 1962 to 1978. The Guilia combined a powerful engine with a relatively light (1000kg) kerb weight and aero-efficient (0.34Cd) body shape, offering passenger car practicality with a distinct sporting edge.