Lot 149 - 2002 Alfa Romeo 156 GTA (3.2L, V6, 24v)
|Odometer reading||15,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £24,467|
- From a private collection
- Excellent condition throughout
- Genuine low mileage example
- Dry stored for two decades
Launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2001, the Alfa Romeo 156 GTA is certainly the spiritual successor to the original GTA sold throughout the 1960s. In fact, this sports saloon is a gorgeous model designed by Centro Stile in collaboration with Stola and was hand assembled on its own production line.
Today, most examples on the road surely have plenty of miles on the clock, used as family sportscars, alternatives to the BMW sports saloons of the time. This example however, first registered in 2002, had spent much of its life dry stored in a Ferrari collector’s garage before being acquired by the current vendor and residing in his private collection. It has covered circa 15,000 miles from new and has been thoroughly well cared for over the years. Presented in astonishing condition, it also runs very well, and everything onboard reportedly works as it should.
First registered in November 2002 and bought by the previous owner in 2004 with 8,000 miles on the clock, this Alfa was acquired by our vendor in 2022. Kept in dry storage since 2004 it has covered around 500 miles per year. Evidently in excellent condition inside there is seemingly little to no wear throughout the cabin which benefits from the full Sport Pack option fitted from the factory. Black leather upholstery adorns the seats and door cards, which are in excellent shape. We are also informed that all electronic features aboard work as they should, from the electric windows to the mirrors and the Bose Hi-Fi system.
In excellent condition throughout, this Alfa is presented in its suitably Italian metallic red coachwork complemented by the Quadrifoglio and Biscione sitting proudly on the front wings and the engine bay, home to the largest of the Busso engines, is in immaculate order.
Also present is the spare tyre, complete with a set of tools and a history file which includes the service booklet which has frequent stamps, the original owner’s handbook, and the current V5C registration document. Despite not covering many miles and spending the majority of its life in dry storage, this example has received frequent services and MoT test certificates. Most recently, with 14,500 miles on the clock, the cambelts, water pump and radiator were all replaced. The car also has relatively new brake discs and pads. In near-immaculate condition, this Alfa Romeo 156 GTA is almost a new car. It has been dry stored since 2004 and has covered very few miles in that time. With a Busso engine ready to roar and a short-throw six-speed manual transmission, it is surely set to make its new owner very happy.
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