For ten days, in October 1965, a grueling, 4,236-km touring car race—the Gran Premio Internacional de Turismo—was held around Argentina. During that race, a young teenager named Bernardo Martínez watched the race and was spellbound by the winning car, an Alfa Romeo GTA driven by Carlos Lepro. Thirty years later, now Dr. Martínez, happened upon a photograph of the Lepro GTA winning that race, and the wave of nostalgia drove him to start an eight-year quest to find and restore this most historic Alfa.
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