Market Finds: Grab A Project Alfa GTV 2000 and Drive the Wheels Off It

Grab A Project Alfa GTV 2000 and Drive the Wheels Off It

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
July 24, 2013
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Convertibles, cabrios, spiders, roadsters, and drop tops are great fun regardless of what you call ‘em, but for raw focus on the thrill of driving nothing beats a tin-top. One of our favorites of the breed is without a doubt the old Alfa GTV 2000. Combining drop-dead good looks, lightness, a superb, grin-inducing drivetrain, and thrilling dynamics under a chassis-tightening steel roof, it’s a prime example of a timeless driver’s tool.

In an unusual twist on the norm, this auction appears to present a thoroughly average car in a very above-average way—that’s not to say it’s a wreck—we’re just pleasantly surprised with the apparent candor its seller seems to display in the description of its condition, and the very high quality way in which it’s been photographed. It has a fair share of electrical problems, an exhaust leak, a wonky driver’s door handle, and no shortage of possibly poorly-repaired rust damage, “These are after all, made from a special mixture of Powdered Rust, Pesto, Grappa and Mozzarella”.

As is often the case, value for the dollar is difficult to speculate, especially in the case when a car is presented with a reserve—like this one. With six days left to bidding and said reserve not yet met at a touch over $4k, we simply can’t say with any sincerity whether or not it represents a good investment, particularly as the extent of rust isn’t fully known. Provided it’s not a basket case in a nice dress, though, there very well could be ample room to carve out a decent profit if one was so inclined—much better to simply drive the Cromodoras off it while fixing it as you go along, though.

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Law Sohard
Law Sohard

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alfa-Romeo-Other-Coupe-1974-alfa-romeo-gtv-2000-coupe-red-on-tan-low-reserve-/390680164740?forcerrptr=true&hash=item5af65a3984&item=390680164740&pt=US_Cars_Trucks#viTabs_0

back up for auction — last buyer was either or phony or something else happened. Either way, car is no reserve at 12K right now.

Kyle Cochran
Kyle Cochran

Shhhh!!! Alfa’s have been getting so much attention it’ll take forever till I can get one!

Actually, as long as the buyer becomes a custodian to it’s awesomeness I’ll be okay with it.

JB21
JB21

Man, who did that body “repair”? That’s just beyond horrible!! Somebody really didn’t care about doing things right, for sure!!

Xander Cesari
Xander Cesari

These cars are gaining in value quite rapidly. Cars that old Alfa guys would never have touched for rust are becoming restorable now as the number of survivors decreases and the demand increases. See the Sprint Speciale that has been an ongoing Bring a Trailer saga for further evidence. Alfa 101s and 105s are an up and coming collector car.

Antonio Rosciglione
Antonio Rosciglione

I’ve had three of these over the years with the last back in 1999. It was my daily driver but eventually sold it for a more practical (!?) Milano. This car looks fantastic but that bodywork and location of rust is very worrisome. The floors and rocker panels are very expensive in parts and cost to repair and I suspect much bondo is hiding a lot of nothingness. The electrics can either be a bad ground at the instrument cluster or a series of bad grounds. The car still hasn’t hit reserve at 8K and I would believe it is… Read more »

Stephen Fitzgerald
Stephen Fitzgerald

If I were collecting this car would be a no brainer for me. It has such great lines and overall presence. Must be a blast to drive.

Bertram Wooster
Bertram Wooster

I sold mine ten years ago.

Do ya [b][u]have[/u][/b] to keep posting stories about how great they are?

Bruno Pereira
Bruno Pereira

Here’s one in action! [code type=”xml”][/code]

Jared East
Jared East

Ive was watching this action before the post.The Photography is beautiful and the car even more so (GTVs in general).

Brian Driggs
Brian Driggs

I would drive the wheels off it. I would drive it until it turned to dust.

That’s the dream, right there.

Josh Clason
Josh Clason

Currently it is only a $6,700 dream. Pick it up!

Yanick Kuper
Yanick Kuper

Does it come with the girl?

Erwan Brillot
Erwan Brillot

Yanick, I had the same question, for that price + the girl, its a good bargain 😉

ACFowles
ACFowles

I think that, in the long run, the car would be cheaper to maintain.

Ryan Hoyle
Ryan Hoyle

just over $8000 now… Still reserve not met. I’m sure it’ll be in the teens. I wish I had a bit more money and space… One day…