A Fresh Lick of Paint for a Vintage Alfa Romeo

The livery of a 1967 Alfa Romeo GTV is restored to its original 1972 design by Valentina Trentini.

Woman in overalls and sign painting kit standing next to a bright red racing car painted with the number 20 on its side.
Job done: Valentina Trentini and her work on a vintage 1967 Alfa Romeo GTV.

In the Los Angeles suburb of Northridge, Santo’s Italian Car Service has been restoring classic Alfa Romeos and Fiats since the business was founded by Santo Rimicci in the 1980s. Today it is run by his son, Anthony, and their output includes work on vintage race cars.

A couple of years ago, Anthony bought what he describes as "a very significant 1967 Alfa Romeo GTV with period SCCA Trans Am / 2.5 Challenge race history". Conscious of this heritage, he had his heart set on restoring the car 'as raced' in 1972.

Black and white photo of two cars neck and neck in a race with a crowd looking on.
Dave Burns at the wheel of the 1967 Alfa Romeo GTV in 1972.