Lot 220 - 1983 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV6 (3L)
|Odometer reading||68,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £2,912|
The new Alfetta was released in 1972, with a mechanical layout which was reminiscent of the late 1930s and 1940s Alfetta 158 and 159 Grand Prix cars, still had the twin overhead cam engine of the earlier post war Alfas. What linked them to the racing Alfettas was the shifting of the clutch and gearbox assembly to the rear of the car and attaching the gearbox to the differential. This transaxle assembly was located to the complex de Dion rear suspension that incorporated coils springs and telescopic shock absorbers. The progressive-rate front suspension used torsion bars in place of the familiar coil springs of the earlier Giulias and Giuliettas. The design gave a near 50/50 weight distribution throughout the car, which resulted in the car having exceptional handling characteristics. The twin cam engine was replaced in 1981 by what is considered today as the legendary Alfa Romeo V6 engine.
This Alfetta GTV6 is offered with that legendary V6 power plant; originally fitted with the 2.5 litre engine that was renowned for head gasket failures, we are informed by the vendor that this particular car has been fitted with the later and more reliable Alfa Romeo 75 3.0 litre unit that has proved reliable and quick.
The coachwork presents well with only a few small areas of paint defects and it certainly looks handsome sitting upon the Compomotive alloy wheels that are shod with good Avon tyres. The interior presents well with good beige velour Recaro seats at the front. The electric windows operate as they should as does the manually operated sunroof.
We are advised that the Alfetta will arrive at the sale with a fresh MoT and road fund licence. With the Alfa being offered at 'no reserve' this represents an opportunity to experience that marvellous 3.0 litre V6 with very little outlay.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.