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Probably not actually. I would assume he is making the age old mistake of trying to get back everything that has been spent, which is silly, because you can never do that... But you would not be able to achieve the same level of quality for less money. This car is actually a concours car, not just a good show 'n' shine car.

Concours = points judging remember, not just a lick of Meguiars and a walk around the park.
Interesting comment.Maybe you and others could elaborate as to what sort of differences are to be achieved out of a concours prepped car compared to a nice restoration.I understand that it must be all in the details.But a ground up restoration is just that i would have thought.

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A concours car = you can literally eat off every part of the car, you are paranoid about taking it anywhere, usually 'better than new" in every respect. Every clip, bolt, fastener and paint finish is as per original factory specifications. No modifications unless period correct for that model. Sadly these cars are usually garage queens and get trailered to events.

There are only a handful of concours standard 105's in Australia and most change hands by word of mouth so its surprising this one is listed on carsales. It wouldnt be that hard to spend $50,000 on a restoration at all.

I don't know what true concourse 105's change hands for, dose anyone remember the french blue 1750 for sale for $40,000 not long ago? i think he got not too far off that amount, and even that wasnt quite concourse, i saw it at the concorso.

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GCL pretty much summed it up. Basically in a real concours presentation, you should be able to run a white glove under a guard or underbody and bring it up clean. It is that level of "perfectness". These cars often look... over-restored I suppose but they do have their value in the sense of originality and correctness.

There were two Stepnose GTVs and a 1750 in Concours condition at the Melb AROCA show in Nov, I heard figures around the 80K mark in terms of how much work had been done.

Like GCL says, basically everything gets replaced, every component is somehow refurbished or restored.

If i can whinge for 2 seconds on related topics.

1. People calling their car in concours condition in sale adverts.

2. It's concours, not concourse. A concourse is an area at a train station or airport or similar, a thoroughfare or waiting area
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Any one in bris check out the $1900 ono 1970 GTV with 2L in Coopers Plains.
Thats a banger price but you never know

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Any one in bris check out the $1900 ono 1970 GTV with 2L in Coopers Plains.
Thats a banger price but you never know

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Jozza, I tried that, but it doesent seem to work,Internet Explorer cant find it!
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Ok talk me through the steps that you have tried.

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I'm selling one of my two GTV automatics. The white one.

http://www.carpoint.com.au/used-car/...s/2327060.aspx

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I'm selling one of my two GTV automatics. The white one.

http://www.carpoint.com.au/used-car/...s/2327060.aspx
Hope you are planning on buying a manual one to replace it. Automatics are unItalian and unAlfa

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Auto is not very Alfa, but the cars are rare and should really be preserved. I met pf105 in Canberra on the weekend who also has one. His wife doesn't like manuals, but likes Alfas. That's a good reason for them to exist I say!
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Hope you are planning on buying a manual one to replace it. Automatics are unItalian and unAlfa
Please note I said I'm selling ONE of my GTV autos

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mate,one of those cars over here would fetch very good money,----in fact ide have a buyer right now!
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If only I was in shipping!

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