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post #2761 of 5101 (permalink) Old 07-24-2009, 03:37 PM
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87 Spider Graduate

Waited 30 years. Fell in love with them when my neighbor asked me if I wanted to drive his in the late 1970's. Mortgages and three kids kept the Alfa at bay until I spent the better part of 2008 then early 2009 looking for one. Found this from an AlfaBB member in Vermont. It now has 46,380 miles and was rustproofed when new. Hard to find even a scratch. New tires and Panasports, plus lower ball joints, the driveshaft bushing and a gas tank. It runs great and my wife and I go for rides on sunny weekends. Everyone looks at this car, waves and smiles. Many years ago we had a very quick 65 Corvair Corsa (4 carb version) then a 72 Volvo 1800 ES, but with the top down nothing can beat the Alfa. We could not be happier.
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post #2763 of 5101 (permalink) Old 07-30-2009, 11:09 AM
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A couple of pics of my GTV. She is a great driver with the original drive train & original dark grey interior in great condition. She has absolutetly no rust & I have been enjoying driving her (on sunny days). Originally ochre yellow, I am trying to decide on what original color to paint her. Pending the completion of some of my other projects I will give her a total restoration.







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post #2764 of 5101 (permalink) Old 07-30-2009, 11:19 AM
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Congratulations on the Alfa purchase. These cars stir the imagination, and passions of their owners.

Sweet looking GTV, if I were looking for one I think that would be the year I'd look for. I find I'm developing a taste for the sedans the more I look at them. I like the styling of the sprints and GTVs lots more than the Berlinas.

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post #2765 of 5101 (permalink) Old 07-30-2009, 11:29 AM
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Yep, she's a beauty! Welcome to the BB!

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ps---More photos?
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Thanks for the compliments. I will take some more photos & dig up a picture when it was the original color.
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post #2767 of 5101 (permalink) Old 07-30-2009, 01:24 PM
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That is a real beauty. Why do you think it needs total restoration?

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post #2768 of 5101 (permalink) Old 07-30-2009, 01:52 PM
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Originally ochre yellow, I am trying to decide on what original color to paint her.
there's only one original color

but why restore? She looks great, and if she has no rust, probably would not touch it....unless you want to go back to the original color

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'91 Alfa 75/'95 Alfa 164/'79 Alfa Spider '69 Euro 1750 GTV, '67 Duetto, '84 Spider Veloce
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post #2769 of 5101 (permalink) Old 07-31-2009, 06:28 AM
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I would definitely leave it alone if it hadn't been painted already. The finish looks better in the pictures than it really is. I know therre is only one "original" color for the car. But i'm not sure if I like the yellow. Anyone have an ochre yellow GTV that they can post pictures of. I'm also curious of the general concensus of keepig it the "original" color as opposed to changing it to another that was offered at the time on GTVs. Would this detract from the value?
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I don't know if this really translates from real estate to automotive but lets see. A good landscape job, and paved driveway may not impact the value of a home as much as the saleability and desirabilty of it.

So original color may increase the desirability to some customers. But I don't think it would affect value so much.

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post #2771 of 5101 (permalink) Old 07-31-2009, 02:59 PM
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I believe there is an element within the Alfa community that would value a car more if it was all oiginal, especially the colour. There are no bad colours for these cars, yellow ochre in fact looks sharp, (but thats only my opinion). Remember however that value lies not in rationality but emotion and those that put a premium on originality are more likely to pay that little extra. Red anyway is for the common man (unless original of course).

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I think I've figured it out! When I first saw the sprints, and then the GTV sedans, I was younger and nothing could out do the styling of the spider.

But a decade of looking at undescript bars fo soap and freaking SUVs has made me come to appreciate the more difinite but subtle stylings.
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I have always thought it is best to keep a car in its original colour or an original colour for the model. If you are going to change the colour the problem is that you have to repaint every nook and cranny or it is obvious that it has been changed. There is nothing worse than a red car with yellow under the boot lid or bonnet. I have seen people repaint cars in unbelievably bad colours. I used to have a 1956 beetle that was the rare Coral Red, (or Manley Tan in Australia) and the current owner apparently repainted it in a horrible green. I haven't seen it and don't want to, or I might cry. All of the colours on Beetles in that period were nice pastel shades.

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2004 GT 3.2 V6 (Stromboli Grey).
2008 159 TI Sportwagon 2.4 JTDM (Stromboli Grey).
1987 75 3 litre (red). My first 75 and now my son's.
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2000 156 2 litre Twin Spark, ( Cosmos Blu metallic), my daughter's car.

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1990 75 3 litre Potenziata (black), now sold & living in Newcastle NSW.
1990 75 3 litre Potenziata (grey, sadly deceased due to fire).
1982 GTV 2 litre, red, (daughter's first Alfa)
2 x 1992 164s, (1 red, 1 grey).
2 x 1988 33s, (both red).
1985 GTV 2 litre, (white).
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Pics Of The New Spider

hopefully i did this right
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post #2775 of 5101 (permalink) Old 08-03-2009, 09:39 AM
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WOW! Very nice Jeff!

Where'd the 'spokes' come from?

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