1974 Alfa Romeo

GTV 2000

--Quarry Beige (1750 GTV color) with Blue nose band, Black interior and Black carpeting, Restored from a 93,000 mile original example, Alfa 75 2.0 liter Twin Spark Inline Four Cylinder, 5- speed, Various performance upgrades.

Designed by the young Giorgetto Giugiaro for Bertone, the GTV was an instant classic from its introduction as the Giulia Sprint GT in 1963. The biggest revision came in 1969, with the elimination of the early "stepped" hood. It was then that the Giulia coupe became known as the GTV. Underhood engine displacement grew over the years, the original carbureted 1570-cc DOHC four (1600) was replaced with the 1962-cc (2000) motor in its final evolution, the GTV of 1973-1974. This engine was smoother, torquier with greater power.

This 2000 GTV was sold new in Santa Barbara, California and remained there until being acquired by its previous owner in 2006. The restoration started at this time with the vision to restore and upgrade to hot rod specifications to enjoy more power and handling for enthusiast road use, but without compromising the comfort. It has become a wonderful, fast Alfa sports car that can be used daily driver as well as for vintage rallies and road tours.

Restoration was thorough and with no stone unturned. This included paint, interior, engine, gearbox, differential as well as braking and suspension systems. The body was repainted in Alfa Quarry Beige which was a 1750 GT color, the interior has been uprated to include GTS Classic seats, Momo Prototipo sport steering wheel, Stack programmable tachometer, Stack auxiliary gauges have been fitted to the center dash wood paneling, all within the drivers glance to be able to monitor the following functions, Oil pressure, Oil Temperature, Water temperature, Voltage as well as an uprated “accurate” fuel gauge.

The engine is from a later model 2.0-liter Alfa 75 twin-spark engine and was built by AutoComponenti of Brookville, Ohio and features a modified block drilled for increased lubrication, a high-volume oil pump, 10.0:1 compression ratio, ported and polished cylinder head, oil cooler, induction is from twin Weber DCOE45 carburetors, electronic ignition system, aluminum radiator, uprated Denso alternator and a stainless steel exhaust manifold and system.

The 5-speed gearbox has been rebuilt, it has a lightweight clutch and flywheel and the differential had been updated with an Alfaholics “Gripper” limited-slip differential. An Alfaholics fuel cell is fitted along with as facet electric fuel pump. Braking is provided by an upgraded Alfaholics system which consists of aluminum four-piston calipers with vented rotors in front and sport rotors in the rear. The suspension is upgraded with an Alfaholics “Fast Road” kit, which includes Eibach sport springs, Koni shocks, urethane bushings, adjustable upper arms, lightweight trailing arms, a S4 front sway bar and finally this GTV has been fitted with 15″ GTA-style alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot tires.

The Alfa GTV's are superbly balanced cars, with slick gearboxes and nimble/predictable handling and is a wonderful vintage sports car in its standard form. This particular GTV has been taken to the next level with regard to power output and handling. It is complete with restoration records, photos, service records. It is superb in all areas and ready for immediate use and enjoyment.

Price: $89,500