Posts Tagged ‘gtv’

How Long Will It Last – 1973 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000

May 9, 2016

If you’ve ever yearned for the days of live radio contests, where you had to dial your local radio station for the privilege of answering a question that might get you that day’s set of Miami Sound Machine tickets, the closest modern analog to that might be when you see a desirable car at a lower-than-market price in the online classifieds. Unfortunately, the online listings don’t always include a phone number, so you’ll have to rely on your aggressive emailing skills instead – or look at the map the seller kindly provided and exercise your modern cyberstalking skills. In any event, it’s worth looking at the listing for this 1973 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 for sale for $4000 in Arvada, CO.

1973 Alfa Romeo GTV left front

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Due Alfetti – 1979 Alfa Romeo Sprint Veloce and 1977 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV

October 23, 2015

In the name of keeping the faith alive, here’s another pair of Alfetta coupes. Wonderfully balanced, overlooked, blah blah blah… you’ve heard it all here before. As much as shiny paint isn’t a priority here, it’s fun to see how, after years and years of the Alfetta being a beater, a clean body and shiny paint do wonders to bring out the curves and creases in the body. And suddenly, your coupe turns from a little Datsun B210 that goes faster than it should into an unusual car featuring lines shared with some of the most famous 1970s exotics. Okay, a bit of hyperbole there, but you get the general idea. And here are a couple of attainable examples – first, let’s look at this 1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT for sale for $3000 in Daly City, CA.

1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT 2 left rear

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Ski Car – 1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV

December 26, 2013

Update, 12/26/13: A visit to this car yesterday yielded some interesting details that are worth sharing here. First of all, the price has been reduced to $2200 since it was featured here in late October. The owner, Mark, is a very personable guy who rescued the car out of someone’s back yard, did much of the work himself, and is now ready to move along to another car. He’s done the brakes all around (yes, even the rears!), and replaced the head gasket and had the valves lapped while the head was off. It’s a non-a/c car, with front-mounted battery, and no floor rust. As usual, there doesn’t seem to be a standard place for these to rust – while the areas surrounding the front and rear windows were rust-free, the outer passenger door skin has a fair amount of rust (that’s where you see the gray paint in the pictures), and there was some rust behind the front passenger wheel. There is also rust at the top of the wheel wells inside the engine compartment. The paint has been redone once, and has since oxidized. Oddly enough, there appears to be no rust around the sunroof. The interior is clean enough, but the upholstery on the driver’s seat is torn and the dash shows some cracking. Unfortunately, the car has lost its original tail lights to some GTV6 lights, which may cover up more rust. Overall, though, it looks like a decent little project for someone with some metal working skills. Given its needs, there is probably some room for negotiation, but project Alfetta prices are no longer in the low- to mid-3-figures like they used to be.

Original post, 10/23/13: We’re so used to seeing faded versions of certain cars that you start to forget how they looked when they were new. Once you repaint, lower the front to a normal height, and possibly convert to European bumpers, these cars gather a surprising amount of comments and interest. And a new coat of paint really brings out some of the most interesting features – the fenders, pulled out around the wheel well openings; the spoiler integrated into the rear deck; the “flying buttress” C-pillars that flank the hatch. You can find this 1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT (or sprint veloce if you’re picky about using the North American model name) for $2999 in South Everett, WA.

1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV silver left front

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