Lot 355 - 2000 Alfa Romeo GTV6
|Odometer reading||78,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £3,584|
The Alfa Romeo Gran Turismo Veloce (GTV) designed by Enrico Fumia at Pininfarina was planned to re-establish the sporty coupe tradition of Alfa Romeo for the 1990s. After the Fiat CEO accepted the design, Alfa Romeo Centro Stile was responsible for the completion of the detail work and also for the design of the interiors, as Pininfarina's proposal was not accepted. A typical Italian design, low-slung, wedge-shaped with a low nose and high kicked up tail or 'Kamm tail' gave improved aerodynamics and at its launch, many journalists commented that Alfa had improved the overall build quality considerably and that it came very close to equaling its German rivals. The GTV was indeed favorably received by the written press, winning awards such as Autocar Magazine's '1995 Car of the Year', Car Magazine's 'Best Designed Car' and in 1995 was awarded 'The World's most Beautiful Automobile' award.
This series two 916 GTV is presented in midnight black with black leather and has the desirable three litre, V6 engine which sounds great. Showing just 78,000 miles and accompanied by a fully stamped service book and including an important timing belt change, mechanically the vendor informs us this is in very sound condition which is important with these beautiful coupés. Factory fitted when new, this 916 boasts the Auto Delta Design body kit extras which include the front valance and rear side skirts, a complimentary upgrade favoured by many Alfa fans. An MoT test certificate valid until September 2014 and various old MoT certificates are included in the history file with a V5 Registration document verifying the mileage. These cars are understandably being recommended as future classics and coupled with their day to day drivability, what better way to own such a well designed Italian sports coupé especially when offered at no reserve.
Estimate £4,000 - £6,000
Previous lotLot 354 - 1993 Mercedes-Benz 600SEL
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