Great Colors – 1976 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT

If you are a regular visitor here, you’re no stranger to Alfa Romeo Alfettas. Where other older Alfa Romeos that were once affordable are now accelerating from the reach of most casual enthusiasts looking for fun on a budget, the Alfettas are still attainable. And while some aspects of maintenance and repair can be painful, and their reputation is problematic, as a weekend toy and occasional driver they can be quite useful. You can find this 1976 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT in Victoria, TX for $1500 with no bids and 5 days left, or in the classified listings for $1500.

1976 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV left

This AR348 Azurro LeMans color is striking on many Alfas, and works very well with the cognac leather interior. The unusual wheels appear to be something from Europe, perhaps ATS or Campagnolo, and suit the car really well. This particular car has some, err, patina, which comes from a near-lifetime of sitting and waiting for someone to drive it. Rust is present at the bottom of the windshield and rear window, as well as around the tail lights. There’s also some surface rust in the battery box and spare tire well, but that’s about it, which is impressively little.

1976 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT interior

Save for a tear on the driver’s seat, the interior looks decent, although the stitching on these seats will probably fall apart under any sort of regular use. Perhaps you could thoroughly treat the leather and have it restitched before any of that happens? You have to love the cool 1970s door panels in these early cars, along with the fake-wood-free dash, which has only minor cracking! The car is equipped with A/C, which no doubt just needs a recharge to function as if it was new.

1976 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT wheel

Thankfully, your deep curiosity can be satisfied with some of the seller’s detail shots. Of course your first question was “what kind of wheels are these?”, but your second question was probably “what fine tires would one fit to such an excellent automobile nearly 30 years ago?” Well, it turns out these are American Racing wheels, so these share lineage with the Libre, Torque Thrust, and Vector, but it’s not clear what model they are. And the tires? JC Penney radials, because only the best will do. Looking at the sidewall cracking, it’s amazing these will even hold air.

1976 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT rear

Here’s the rear, showing the hatch and tail light rust, awesome 1970s Alfa Romeo logo, and final 1985 registration sticker. That registration looks like a personalized plate, any Texans care to comment? A little negotiation could net you a fun project that will turn into a reliable weekend warrior. If you’d really rather spend as much as you possibly could to purchase an Alfetta, then check out this 1976 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV, for sale for a mere $24,900 in Syosset, NY.

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