GTV Cup Purchase

GTV Cup Purchase

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GT3Manthey

Original Poster:

1,026 posts

16 months

Monday 10th May
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Hi All only just seen the thread.

Great to hear from another bidding on the night of the auction and and a previous owner.
Small world for these cars eh!

The Wife also loves the Alfa so I’m hopeful of some good times ahead.

The last owner had her for just 18 months and commissioned all the work that’s details in the description.
A true Alfa enthusiast.

There is nothing the car needs other than maybe some new tyres at some stage as they are a little old but have tread.

I see myself doing a small amount of miles per year and just enjoying the ownership part of admiring the car and my first Alfa.

I’ll try and keep the thread updated

It’s funny as it’s one of those cars I always look back at when I’ve parked her up which is always a god sign.

Thanks all

AJB88

7,853 posts

138 months

Monday 10th May
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Very nice!

Jumpingjackflash

459 posts

146 months

Monday 10th May
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I have a GTV Cup with 35k miles. I test drove it and bought it last year. It is a proper coupe and not a three door saloon. No horrible sat nav screen dating the dashboard. Sounds terrific and is full of character. I hope you enjoy it.

GT3Manthey

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1,026 posts

16 months

Monday 10th May
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Jumpingjackflash said:
I have a GTV Cup with 35k miles. I test drove it and bought it last year. It is a proper coupe and not a three door saloon. No horrible sat nav screen dating the dashboard. Sounds terrific and is full of character. I hope you enjoy it.
Many tks

You’re likely to knew more about these cars than me .

What made you buy the Cup?

I literally spotted my car with 35 minutes left to go on the auction and bought it .

I was a little apprehensive as I know very little about these but here horror stories with Alfa’s.

My thinking during the little time I had was that it was fully restored and judging by the detailed pictures in outstanding condition plus I like low production number cars for resale and potentially investment.

Jumpingjackflash

459 posts

146 months

Tuesday 1st June
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GT3Manthey said:
Not sure how active these forums are for Alfa’s but have bought this little beauty and figured no harm in gaining some knowledge around the marque.

Always wanted an Alfa but wanted to dip my toe in first and at least get a car that’s been fully sorted and also wanted something relatively rare.

I know it’ll cost to run but it won’t be doing many miles in my ownership so with the restoration it’s had I’m hoping it’ll be relatively cheap fun.
Yes there be some niggles as it’s a Alfa but let’s hope the charm out ways any hassles.

I know these cars divide opinion but I just fell for this little Beauty .

Any advice / tips / thoughts good or bad gratefully received.

I’ve already been called “ brave” for buying her !

https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/2002-alfa-rome...



Hi,

I have a GTV Cup with 35k mikes which I am
Going to sell. I was thinking about selling on collecting cars. Can you tell me about your experience? What was the fees or charges? How much does the seller pay?

They are lovely cars. I am only selling mine because I have no room for it anymore and it is too low for my driveway. It is nerve wracking taking it out the drive lol.

GT3Manthey

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1,026 posts

16 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Jumpingjackflash said:
Hi,

I have a GTV Cup with 35k mikes which I am
Going to sell. I was thinking about selling on collecting cars. Can you tell me about your experience? What was the fees or charges? How much does the seller pay?

They are lovely cars. I am only selling mine because I have no room for it anymore and it is too low for my driveway. It is nerve wracking taking it out the drive lol.
I bought the car through CC’s and the process was dead easy .

My car has had a 5k spend so drives perfectly so nothing bad to report.

They do full pictures and a full appraisal which is all detailed in the listing.

The pics cost the seller £150 with nothing more to pay.

In my experience it’s car enthusiast that buy cars from their site so no dealing with the usual tyre kicking idiots.

If your car is up to standard then my advice is to use them

BlackPorker

346 posts

142 months

Friday 25th June
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After missing out on the one on collectingcars.com which GT3Manthey got, I managed to nab this one:
https://themarket.co.uk/en/listings/alfa-romeo/gtv...

Collected on Wed and drove all the way back to Yorkshire from Oxford without drama. Lovely car and impressed with the process and accurate description on themarket.co.uk. I bought unseen.

GT3Manthey

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1,026 posts

16 months

Friday 25th June
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BlackPorker said:
After missing out on the one on collectingcars.com which GT3Manthey got, I managed to nab this one:
https://themarket.co.uk/en/listings/alfa-romeo/gtv...

Collected on Wed and drove all the way back to Yorkshire from Oxford without drama. Lovely car and impressed with the accurate description on themarket.co.uk.
I saw that go through and with those miles I honestly think you did very well price wise. I’d argue that the seller might have gotten more on CC’s and also wouldn’t have paid and commission.

Is there anything needs doing to the car ?

Congrats BTW

BlackPorker

346 posts

142 months

Friday 25th June
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GT3Manthey said:
I saw that go through and with those miles I honestly think you did very well price wise. I’d argue that the seller might have gotten more on CC’s and also wouldn’t have paid and commission.

Is there anything needs doing to the car ?

Congrats BTW
It needs a cambelt which I'm getting done next week at an Alfa specialist. They will do a mechanical inspection while it's there, but judging by my 200 mile drive back and looking underneath the car everything seems in good order.

It's clearly had a respray at some point so the paintwork is good. The alloys and brake calipers need a refurb if I want it perfect. The interior is in superb condition.

All in all, I'm very happy.


GT3Manthey

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16 months

Friday 25th June
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BlackPorker said:
It needs a cambelt which I'm getting done next week at an Alfa specialist. They will do a mechanical inspection while it's there, but judging by my 200 drive back and looking underneath the car everything seems in good order.

It's clearly had a respray at some point so the paintwork is good. The alloys and brake calipers need a refurb if I want it perfect. The interior is in superb condition.

All in all, I'm very happy.
Very glad to here it.

My alloys are borderline needing a refurb but it’s a tricky job to get them right so I’ll leave them for now.

It’s a cool car to drive on a summers day