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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 history[]

Due to Alfa Romeo's demands that the color of the Sprint GTA should be only plain red and plain white (colors on the real car), Matchbox's attempt to recolor the car something 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.

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

Versions[]

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.jpg K7486 (USA) L0341 (ROW) Thailand 2007AlfaRomeoGiuliaSprintGTA.PNG
N/A 2007 10-Pack Metalflake Red Detailed trim Red / Plastic Clear Chrome M001f.jpg L2620 Thailand MB715 - 2007 10-Pack USA.jpg
MB32 2007 1-75: MBX Metal White Detailed trim, Green license plate, shamrock on Silver triangle on rear White / Plastic Smoke Chrome M001f.jpg L5041 Thailand MB715 - 2007 1-75.jpg
MB4 2008 1-75: Heritage Classics 4/8 White Detailed trim, Green license plate and shamrock on rear White / Plastic Smoke Chrome M001f.jpg M5296 (USA) M7363 (ROW) Thailand Variations: White and Pearl White MB715 - 2008 1-75.jpg
BOI01 2008 Best of International 1/6 White Detailed trim, Green license plate and shamrock on rear and sides White / Plastic Clear Black M001f.jpg M4611 Thailand Best of International 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA.jpg
SF18 2009 Superfast Red Detailed trim Red / Plastic Clear Chrome Ringed Disc - 1288cf.jpg Thailand 125 MB32 .jpg
N/A 2017 Best of Matchbox White Detailed trim, Green license plate, shamrock on rear and sides White / Plastic Smoke Chrome https://linksharing.samsungcloud.com/57sfoWAv9QKp FGY85 Thailand Base Code(s): K25 Alfa Romeo Giula Sprint GTA (MBX Best of).jpg
N/A 2021 5-Pack: MBX City Drivers Silver Detailed trim Gray / Plastic Clear Gray M001f.jpg GVY42 Thailand Base Code(s): P04 619 MB32.jpghttps://linksharing.samsungcloud.com/j5bXkJw8kBKJ

Trivia[]

  • 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 be 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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