No Reserve: 1972 Alfa Romeo GTV

This 1972 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 is presented as a clean, turnkey example that looks sharp on aftermarket wheels wearing red over a black interior. It also comes with the desirable factory SPICA 2.0L inline-four fuel injected engine which the seller claims runs out strong. These GTVs have been desirable for some time, but clean, driver-quality (or slightly better) examples with fuel injection will always get bidders’ attention, as it the case here. The Alfa is listed here on eBay with bids to over $20,000 and no reserve. The Alfa Romeo is located in Bellingham, Massachusetts.

The overall presentation is quite nice, but it’s hard to say for sure whether the paint is immaculate, or if it’s more of a driver-quality example. A 10-footer wouldn’t offend me, but given how fanatical Alfa owners tend to be, I suspect potential buyers would want to know whether the paint remained original or if there’s any evidence of rust lurking beneath. The seller doesn’t spell out any major cosmetic issues, but Alfas do like to rust if given the chance. The wheels are definitely later and aftermarket, but they work here. With little room in the wheel wells, I am left wondering whether the GTV was lowered by a previous owner.

The interior photos are too dark, but you can make out what looks to be a very complete cabin. The wood trim that lines the dash and center console appears to be in decent shape, but it’s definitely lost some of the bling factor it once had. The seats don’t appear to be torn up and the same goes for the back seat. The wood-rimmed three-spoke steering wheel is a classic Alfa feature, and it looks great here. The seller doesn’t list any cosmetic issues with the cabin, and from where we’re sitting, there’s no evidence of major carnage  caused by sun damage or moisture. Still, I’d want to know whether the floors felt soft before making a big purchase.

The engine bay is clean and complete, and the seller doesn’t disclose any significant mechanical issues. The manual gearbox is said to shift smoothly. Alfas of this vintage usually need periodic valve adjustments, so hopefully that fine-tuning has been handled by the seller. The GTV has been an enthusiast’s favorite for years, and the 2000 models with fuel injection are near top of the heap. The seller doesn’t have to say much to get potential bidders’ hearts racing, but hopefully, the next owner won’t find any surprises underneath. Even then, it would probably still be worth restoring.

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Comments

  1. alphasud Member

    One has to be real careful on these especially coming from the NE region. Rust is the number one enemy. It’s nice the Spica is still there. Where is the original air box?i love the GTV and should have jumped onboard when they were still affordable. Silver in this car is still my favorite.

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  2. bobhess bobhess Member

    Lot of corrosion in that “clean and complete” engine compartment. If it’s not rusty underneath it looks like a good one.

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  3. AMCFAN

    When I see one of these I have to say the first thought is a……well looser. The Alfa team couldn’t beat the BRE Datsun 510 of John Mortenson. So they cheated. They got caught. The rest is history. I do like Alfa’s though. This appears to be a clean example.

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  4. Martin Horrocks

    Sold for $21500. Very cheap if it´s good and OK if it´s not (more probable- there´s 99% probability of rust in there somewhere).

  5. MCH

    SPICA intake has been monkeyed with…. Not original airbox (no big deal) but those intake tubes are likely to affect performance.

  6. Ed stull

    I had a new’74 in the same color combo. I put 36K on it in 11 months and it began falling apart slowly, lol! It out ran my wife’s 240 Z consistently though. A fun, handling car. Can’t believe what it’s going for here.

  7. Ward William

    I like it but only a fool would buy an old Alfa without inspecting it personally and running around it with a magnet.

  8. Louis Chen

    These Alfas are nice drivng/handling cars, I used to have one, it was a 1300GT Junior. Unfortunately, it sat in my garage more than time for “hunting Chix”…LMAO…
    Besides the rust issue with N.E. cars, one need to see how oil does it leak when parked? Mine was a gusher while in hibernation in my garage. The SPICA F.I. is a nice sub for the troublesome carbs,! Good luck with the next owner…you’re getting a beautiful Italian lady…Sophia, and Gina…

  9. Araknid78

    Ended: Jul 12, 2020 , 2:24PM
    Winning bid:US $21,300.00
    [ 59 bids ]

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