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Lot 120: Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV

Carfest North Pride & Joy Auction, Silverstone Auctions (4 August 2013)

The 2000 GTV was introduced in 1971 as the replacement for the 1750cc range. Once again the engine was rationalised throughout the range with its displacement increased to 1962cc by changing the bore and stroke. This engine retained carburettors for European markets and produces 150bhp at 5500rpm. This particular GTV is finished in Rosso AR501 with a recently upholstered interior as per the original. The bodywork presents beautifully with sharp lines and the paintwork is virtually flawless. Having been the recipient of a serious restoration when the sills and door skins were all replaced so they are in excellent condition. The interior, as mentioned, was replaced only a year ago and comes with a new set of original carpets. The wooden veneers are great as is the rest of the interior. Even the electrics work as they should - not a boast you'll hear from every Alfa owner! The engine is the heart and soul of any Italian sports car and the 2000cc all alloy inline 4 fitted here is no disappointment as it has been completely refurbished... It sports Dellorto DHLA40 carburettors and she sounds as well as she goes thanks to the all-new stainless exhaust system. In the past 12 months, more than 1,600 has been spent on the engine and detailing of this car, to include, a new heavy duty battery, the removal of the cylinder head and replacement of the gasket, a re-tune and clean of the Dellorto carburettors, new plugs, new valves, four new tyres of correct size and balancing on the car. Further expenditure was directed towards polishing down the paint and buffing-up to a deep and consistent shine. The rear parcel shelf which had grown tired has been removed, primed, painted and replaced and with it the rear window which had to come out has been replaced correctly too. The gearbox is great and very precise and complements the rear axle well. The brakes have benefitted from the recent replacement of the servo/master cylinder and braided brake lines giving impressive brake performance for a 40 year old vehicle. The suspension is courtesy of a fast road kit and transforms the car radically. The axle and prop shaft are in great condition with no whines or issues. This car is reported to handle sublimely with the capability to embarrass many modern cars. This Alfa Romeo has a current MoT, and even comes with a bespoke Alfa Romeo car cover in red, with logo, which in itself is a 400.00 item...

Lot Details
Auction Carfest North Pride & Joy Auction
Silverstone Auctions, Oulton Park, Cheshire
TypeCar
Lot Number120
Estimate£18000-£22000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£17250
Year1976
Condition rating
Registration numberOYU 474R
Mileage-
Chassis numberAR2413-132
Engine number00512S19617
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders4
Number of doors