Lot 219 - 1999 Alfa Romeo GTV Twin-Spark (2.0 litre)
|Odometer reading||35,973 miles|
|Result||Sold - £5,936|
The Alfa Romeo Gran Turismo Veloce (GTV) designed by Enrico Fumia at Pininfarina was planned to re-establish the sporty coupé 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 equalling its German rivals. The GTV was indeed favourably received by the written press, winning awards such as Autocar Magazine's '1995 Car of the Year', Car Magazine's 'Best Designed Car'.
Originally supplied by Mangoletsi Alfa Romeo in Knutsford on 2nd March 1999, the current registered keeper purchased the car eight days later and has owned her ever since. Presenting in delightful condition, it is clear this Alfa Romeo has been very well cared for and exceptionally well maintained, this detailed history folder contains receipts for everything that has been spent on her. Finished in metallic green with black interior, this low mileage example is in good order throughout. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 18th June 201, this GTV Twin-Spark is offered for sale without reserve and could well prove to be a fine purchase.
Previous lotLot 218 - 1965 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Coupé
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