Thursday, August 29, 2013

15k: Paint By Numbers: 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV

The Alfa Romeo GTV needs little introduction other than to remind people that it is an affordable and rare piece of Italian motor-driven art.  The quad-headlight GTV 2000 model (tipo 105.21) is by far the most recognizable and will get you front/center parking at any valet lot for less than the price of a new Honda Civic.  Find this 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV for sale in Bedford, NH currently bidding for $12,949 with 1 day to go or $15,995 buy-it-now on ebay.

This Burgundy beauty looks good in the photos, but the seller discloses that the paint isn't perfect and maybe good for a driver, but is not "show quality."   This can mean any number of things, from a few door dings to paint simply flaking off the body like a two day old sunburn, so be sure to carefully inspect this one in person.  The GTV 2000 is powered by a 2.0 liter inline four cylinder putting out 129 horsepower (SAE net) and 134 ft-lbs of torque.

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  1. Something about that classic Alfa GTV design...absolutely beautiful. And this one is relatively close to where I live. Fortunately, this auction - and therefore the temptation to bid - will end shortly.

  2. Absolutely love these, but check for rust, rust, rust, rust, and then more rust. They started rusting before the paint was applied at the factory, then they continued to rust. If they ever got wet they rusted again. If it is humid outside they rust. If you broke up with a supermodel and then shed a single solitary tear and it managed to find metal, it rusted.

    With that said there are a lot of replacement panels if you are a bodyman. And the prices of them are continuing to rise - I've seen them in the $30K range.

  3. Truly one of the most beautiful mass-produced cars ever built. If I had a garage to protect it and a spare $15k kicking around, one of these would be on my short list of fantasy garage cars. If... If... If...


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