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