Lot 269 - 2000 Alfa Romeo GTV (V6)
|Odometer reading||162,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £1,698|
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 V6 3.0 GTV is a late Phase Two car meaning it benefits from a six-speed manual gearbox and the slightly higher output (220bhp) V6 engine which was down-rated when production moved to Pininfarina in 2000 to meet new Euro standards. First registered in February 2000. Specification included blue Vela Pearl paintwork, black Momo leather interior, remote locking alarm (upgraded to a Cobra Thatcham Cat 1 immobiliser in 2010), climate control air conditioning, factory 3.0 Aero Kit rear wing and 16″ Teardrop wheels. It has been maintained with no expense spared at Alfa Romeo specialist Alfa Craft with recent work including a new clutch (3,000 miles ago), full suspension rebuild and new cambelt at 135,000 miles and new brake pipes in the last 500 miles. It comes with the last nine MoT test certificate, the last of which runs through to December 2016. The car comes with two keys including the all-important brown master key, owner's handbook wallet and a substantial service history file. The car is reported to drive superbly with the sonorous Busso V6 creating a symphony to relish.
Previous lotLot 268 - 1990 Buick Riviera
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