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1972 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV

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MODEL OVERVIEW

The final chapter of Alfa’s legendary Giulia, the 2000 GTV saw Bertone’s elegant design fitted with a muscular two-liter engine featuring SPICA fuel injection. Like its 1750 GTV predecessor, the 2000 is a revelation on a good stretch of twisting asphalt, representing decades of innovation and imbued with unmistakable Italian soul. Distinguished by a unique front fascia, with multiple chrome bars representing an abstraction of the traditional Alfa grill, these GTV’s were a swansong for the proud lineage of sporting “Veloce” coupes, and marked the end of a glorious era in the company’s history.

CONDITION AND HISTORY

Comprehensively restored in the late ‘90s, this GTV is fully documented from 1989 and benefits from decades of careful ownership, as reflected in its large history file. Nowadays, it remains an attractive, sorted example with many tasteful upgrades, perfect for the discerning Alfa enthusiast who wants the ultimate in backroads thrills. 

The car has been kept dry since its restoration, and boasts tidy rockers, floors, and panels throughout. The Dutch Blue paint is striking on any Alfa, but is especially pleasing on the clean lines of these Bertone coupes. It remains in good driver condition, with a deep luster and uniform shine. Some small blemishes, included a surface crack next to the hood, are present, but are to be expected after years of enjoyment. Brightwork and trim are in generally excellent condition, especially the components of the unique 2000GTV grill treatment up front which appear as new, complemented by a pair of French driving lamps. Campagnolo “five star” wheels are a fantastic period look and appear to be in good condition. At the back, a pair of upgraded ANSA exhaust tips look and sound wonderful, and are a subtle nod to any Italian car connoisseur that this GTV is a particularly sporting example.

Inside, the story is much the same. All seats were redone during the restoration, and are free of tears or excessive wear. Door cards are excellent, as are all dash veneers, though the dash top has a small crack near the vents. In front of the driver a stunning, period-correct Nardi wheel is present, backed by clear and accurate Jaegar gauges. Meanwhile, the trunk boasts a fresh cream-colored Alfa mat which covers a matching fifth Campagnolo wheel.

While this car would have originally been fitted with Alfa’s SPICA mechanical fuel injection, it has since been converted to the European-spec twin Weber carburetors. Perfectly tuned by Dominick’s in White Plains, the carbs give the car noticeably more power than stock and idle at a scarcely believable 450 rpm. Everything else is up to the task as well, including a strong and healthy engine, flawless gearbox, and linear, precise brakes. With a believed 109,000 miles on the odometer (though this exceeds mechanical limits), the car is ready to be enjoyed immediately and is sold on a Pennsylvania title. Call (914) 402 5799 or email info@midcenturymotoring.com for more information.