Tuesday, March 17, 2015

10k: Almost A Quadrifoglio: 1982 Alfa Romeo GTV6 Callaway Twin Turbo

 Use of the Quadrifoglio (four leaf clover) on an Alfa Romeo started on racing cars in the 1920s, but modern examples (such as 164, and Spider) use the emblem to denote a high end version of a particular car. This next vehicle isn't a Quadrifoglio Verde (or QV) but it does have a twin-turbo Callaway engine, so it gets a pass.  Find this 1982 Alfa Romeo GTV6 Callaway Twin Turbo here on eBay offered for $8,995 buy-it-now or make-offer, located in Baldwin, NY.

Between 1983 and 1986 Callaway Cars built approximately 30 to 35 twin-turbo V6 powered GTV6s for sale to the public. This is not one of those cars, but it does have a Callaway V6 engine swapped into the shell and it was setup for racing according to the seller.

The dusty twin-turbo V6 under the hood is a 2.5 liter boosted Alfa 12-Valve engine that was rated at 233 horsepower and 245 ft-lbs of torque when new. It may not sound like much in today's world of 300 horsepower minivans, but those were crazy numbers when you consider that a C4 Vette from '85 made 230 horsepower from its 5.7 liter V8. 

 This car is a project car inside and out --the only reason it isn't a $500 car destined for the nearest 24 Hrs of LeMons track is because of the twin-turbo Callaway engine and 5-speed gearbox borrowed from a Milano. 

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  1. Let me know when the price comes down $7K.

    I see a great crapcan racer there, but there's not enough good interior and trim to sell off to get it down to $500 even at around $2K.

  2. Let me know when the price comes down $7K.

    I see a great crapcan racer there, but there's not enough good interior and trim to sell off to get it down to $500 even at around $2K.

  3. I loved my non-TT GTV6. It was a great car. Does anybody remember GTV6 Magazine? I did their logo and have a tshirt somewhere around with the graphic on it. I'll see if I can did it up. It was cool, if I don't say so myself.

    1. Found it! Looks like some critters got to it, which is a huge bummer. It has to be something like 25-30 years old at this point.


    2. I don't know what happened to GTV6 Magazine. I did my art thing, then I never talked to the guy again.

  4. I bet a nice example of this car would be an absolute blast.
    I wouldn't go near this one and I have restored some pretty F'ed up stuff in my past.

  5. Really quite hard to see the condition of this from these photos. It might be solid and largely rust free. But a presentation like that, with the junk filling the interior, is not going to pull $9k.

    If I was tempted, better to buy a nice GTV6, convert to 12V 3 litre, and then build a twin turbo set-up to go on top of it. Probably couldn't do that for quite $9k, but I would have a better car for less than buying this one and starting the restoration. And with modern aftermarket turbo and air-fuel-ignition technology, it could be a more powerful and reliable car anyway.


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