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1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6

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MODEL OVERVIEW

Born from the avant-garde Alfetta, the GTV6 carried the company’s proud tradition of sporting coupes into the 1980s. Underneath an angular new hood bulge, Alfa squeezed in one of their finest engines: the sonorous 2.5L “Busso” V6, and paired it with a perfectly balanced transaxle chassis. The result managed the difficult trick of being both eminently usable while also delivering thrills more often found within the confines of a racetrack. Point the nose down any great road and prepare for the GTV6 myth to unfold in each and every sweeping corner. 

CONDITION AND HISTORY

Originally a California example, this GTV6 was purchased as a complete and remarkably solid bare shell. Lovingly rebuilt and refurbished by a local collector, the car was brought back to its original spec in 2012, including a fresh coat of “Nero” (AR 913) paint and the reinstallation of its very well-preserved pinstripe cloth interior. Nearly $20k of work later it drives, looks, and thrills just as a GTV6 should.

 

As mentioned above, the car presents with an exceptionally straight and solid body, complemented by a quality paint job and excellent exterior trim. The only flaws include a scuff on the sunroof and two small paint chips next to the right rear taillight. Panel gaps are very consistent with recent seals throughout, while the original glass retains its unique light sepia tint. All four Speedline “wine glass” wheels (along with a matching spare) look fantastic and wear Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S tires. Underneath, the sills, floors, and frame are rust-free and tidy, the only note being a small hole next to one of the spare tire well drains. 

 

Inside, the original pinstripe black cloth interior is free of rips and tears, though it does exhibit typical sun fading. Ahead, a tidy dash and stunning Momo Prototipo wheel face the driver, while the Veglia Borletti instruments and clock were rebuilt in 2013 and function flawlessly. The entire car was recently insulated with Dynamat and features fresh coco floor mats, complemented by new gaiters for the shifter and handbrake. Additionally, the trunk features a correct battery cover, jack, and carpet set.

 

During the last five years this car has been maintained at Dominick’s in White Plains and is completely sorted throughout. The engine is strong and smooth, with excellent oil pressure and no smoke or excessive leaks. It sings through a largely stock exhaust, enhanced by an upgraded ANSA rear section and twin tip. The transaxle was rebuilt several years ago and remains free of any crunching or grinding. Brakes are strong and provide excellent feedback, while the car’s unique suspension (featuring a de Dion tube at the rear) is tight and precise. The odometer currently reads 18,920 miles, though it has exceeded its mechanical limits. Available immediately on a NY title, call (914) 402 5799 or email info@midcenturymotoring.com for more information.