1983 Alfa Romeo GTV6 £7250
For sale my much loved and cherished Alfa Romeo GTV6 3.0, owned by me for over 12 years. Having had several GTV6s and 75s in the past I really wanted this particular car as I knew the history from almost new and only having had 4 previous owners and 49000 miles (78000 now) one of which was my father.
I bought the car from local Alfa specialist CP garage in Dundee who have looked after it ever since and carried out the conversion to 3.0 engine and gearbox with later isostatic linkage about 7 years ago. The car also has a 75 power steering set up fitted which make it much more pleasant to drive about town while retaining a lovely feel at higher speeds.
Having owned the car for a long time and getting little use due to a new purchase I have decided to put it up for sale.
The car is in good mechanical order, it has had the tappets set recently so runs very smoothly. The troublesome hydraulic timing belt tensioner has been replaced with a mechanical unit. It benefits from CSC tubular manifolds and exhaust system. The water pump and all coolant hoses and water pump have been replaced with the radiator having been recored. The car starts and idles perfectly hot and cold and revs smoothly with no misfires. The front propshaft rotaflex coupling has also been recently replaced. The brakes are all free and benefits from front green stuff pads. Over the years it has had the clutch master and slave cylinders replaced along with the brake master cylinder.
Bodily the car is amazingly good for a 34 year old car, Not long after I purchased the car I had it resprayed and it has lasted remarkably well, partly due to being garaged and only used in dry conditions, it was also wax oiled from new with the original Dinitrol sticker still in place. Over the years It has had the inner wings plated, the front jacking points welded and a repair panel fitted to the bottom of the n/s/f wing otherwise it is all original, the only points to note is a couple rust bubbles at the bottom of the windscreen and a bit at the bottom of the n/s/r wing, all are very minor but would benefit attention at some stage.
The interior is in exceptional condition with virtually no wear to carpets or seats. The headcloth is a bit grubby but no sign of sagging. All controls work even the electric mirrors and heated rear window, the electric windows work well, not the usual GTV struggle to close. The boot even stays up of its own accord also unusual for a GTV. There is a lovely period Momo sports steering wheel. The sunroof also opens and closes as it should.
Wheels, tyres and suspension
The car is fitted with a lovely set of 16” Stilauto Sigmas which although still presentable would ideally benefit from a refurbish. They are fitted with matching Toyo proxes with lots of tread remaining. I also have the original wheels and tyres.
Recent rear springs and spax adjustable shock absorbers have also been fitted.
As previously mentioned the car always starts promptly and drives smoothly through the gears. The sychnros are all good with no crunching again unusual for one of these cars. For a car of this age it is also surprisingly rattle and squeak free with no shunting or vibration through the transmission. The car has a firm but comfortable suspension set up with standard ride height. The brakes work well with good pedal feel. I have done many long trips in this car and it has never let me down indeed completing a near 2000 mile trip to France and back in 2015. The only thing of note is that if reversing too abrubtly it will jump out of gear. It has however been like this since the conversion and has never been much of an issue.
I have the V5 in my name, the car has just been MOT’d and I have a huge history portfolio of all the work I have had done over the years.
Several years ago I bought a rotten GTV6 and stripped it so I have two large boxes of spares to be included in the sale.
I am a genuine seller, I do not have to sell this car the value of these cars are only going one way. Please don’t text me silly offers or ask what the least I’ll take is. I am not interested in any exchanges. If you wish to discuss the car further please phone me on 0782840407. Due to work I may not always be able to answer but please leave a message and I will phone you back. I am located just north of Perth in central Scotland. (Private plate not included)
- LayoutFront Engined
- Size2,500 cc
- AspirationNormally Aspirated
- Top speed-
- Driven Wheels-
- Body typeCoupe
- Vehicle height-
- Vehicle width-
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