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1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA
Debut Series 1-75: MBX Metal
Produced 2007-2009, 2017-Present
Number MB715
Scale 1:59
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Model HistoryEdit

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA is a casting by Matchbox that debuted for the 2007 mainline. The casting has a number of MB715 and originally produced from 2007 to 2009 when it was discontinued.

Due to Alfa Romeo's demands that the color the Sprint GTA should be only plain red and plain white (colors on the real car) , Matchbox's attempt to recolor the car other than those two colors was denied. The green version planned for the 2008 mainline was canceled as Alfa Romeo said no, causing Matchbox to go back to plain white.

The casting returned in 2017 for the Best of World series and resumed production ever since.


  • A modern successor to this vehicle is the Alfa Romeo Giulia, released for the 2020 mainline.

VersionsEdit

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA has come out in the following 1/59 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
MB32 2007 1-75: MBX Metal Red Detailed Trim

Red /  Plastic

Smoke Chrome M001f K7486 Thailand 2007AlfaRomeoGiuliaSprintGTA
N/A 2007 10-Pack Metallic Red Detailed Trim Red / Plastic Clear Chrome M001f L2620 Thailand MB715 - 2007 10-Pack USA
MB32 2007 1-75: MBX Metal White Detailed trim, Green License plate, shamrock on silver triangle on rear White / Plastic Smoke Chrome M001f L5041 Thailand MB715 - 2007 1-75
MB4 2008 1-75: Heritage Classics 4/8 White Detailed trim, Green License plate and shamrock on rear White / Plastic Smoke Chrome M001f M5296 (USA) M7363 (ROW) Thailand Variations: White and Pearl White MB715 - 2008 1-75
BOI01 2008 Best of International 1/6 White Detailed trim, Green License plate and shamrock on rear and sides White / Plastic Clear Black M001f M4611 Thailand Best of International 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA
SF18 2009 Superfast Red Detailed Trim Red / Plastic Clear Chrome Ringed Disc - 1288cf Thailand Image Not Available
N/A 2017 Best Of White Detailed trim, Green License plate, shamrock on rear and sides. White / Plastic Smoke Chrome Image Not Available FGY85 Thailand Alfa Romeo Giula Sprint GTA (MBX Best of)

TriviaEdit

  • Before the license problems with the car colours, a green version was planned for the 2008 mainline.
  • The original version for the 2008 mainline was supposed to be pearl white before it was changed to plain white at Alfa Romeo's request.
  • The Best of International premium version was supposed to have large disc wheels and pearl white before being changed again to trispoke wheels and plain white for final production.
  • The casting itself was planned to retired, and retooled into a new casting, the Alfa Romeo Junior, but those plans fell through when Matchbox lost the Alfa Romeo license.


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