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MPMB 10-18-2016 03:44 PM

Callaway GTV6 in Chicago
 
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All,

A friend and longtime AROC member has his all original Callaway GTV6 for sale on eBay right now. Enjoy!

Alfa Romeo Other Callaway Twin Turbo GTV6 | eBay

Marco

Zinhead 10-18-2016 04:25 PM


grecoromanaris 10-18-2016 06:58 PM

Will this be the first GTV6 to break $40k??? I'm thinking it might reach $50.

Cintos 10-19-2016 05:51 AM

The photos reveal it is the real deal. Nicest one I have seen (including my own - drats).

racingswim2006 10-19-2016 03:37 PM

I've seen and inspected this car in person recently. Send contact info if you'd like feedback.

archeologist 10-19-2016 03:54 PM

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Are those originall alloys for a Calloway? I thought they were from the SZ?

fish343434 10-19-2016 04:48 PM

All I can say is wow! Surprised I haven't seen this car at least once at a show, meet or Besic Motorsports. Pulling for the seller here but I wonder why part with such a rare exclusive piece?

Zinhead 10-19-2016 04:53 PM

The two options available new for the Calloways were the rear spoiler and a set of 16 inch BBS mesh style wheels. This car would have come with the TRX wheels or Speedline wineglass wheels when new, with the BBS wheels a pricey option.

The OZ wheels on this car were a dealer supplied accessory that became available around the time the Milano came to the US, or 1987. The OZ's are probably the most desirable wheels for a GTV6.

chairmankaga 10-19-2016 04:58 PM

Somebody in the BaT forum said the asking price was $75k?

Gepetto 10-19-2016 08:17 PM

Well the bid is around $32k and it hasn't reached the reserve. I'd think that $75k is much too much for a GTV-6, even a Callaway...but then again who knows. If it does fetch something like that, it will bring up the values of all our GTV-6's, too, at least a little. Maybe the upward trend starts here?

Cintos 10-19-2016 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Zinhead (Post 7261713)
The two options available new for the Calloways were the rear spoiler and a set of 16 inch BBS mesh style wheels. This car would have come with the TRX wheels or Speedline wineglass wheels when new, with the BBS wheels a pricey option.

The OZ wheels on this car were a dealer supplied accessory that became available around the time the Milano came to the US, or 1987. The OZ's are probably the most desirable wheels for a GTV6.

The brochure shows the BBS mesh wheels ... with gold hubs. But wife insisted she would not drive a car with gold wheels so...

MPMB 10-19-2016 09:35 PM

Beautiful Callaway Cintos, spectacular actually. Would you please share some details on your ownership experience? Thank you.

Marco

Cintos 10-20-2016 04:45 AM

Callaway ownership
 
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Originally Posted by MPMB (Post 7262057)
Beautiful Callaway Cintos, spectacular actually. Would you please share some details on your ownership experience? Thank you.

Marco

We've had the GTV-6 since fall of 2011. It has 107k on it, 10k of those on our watch. The Callaway is 99% stock GTV-6 by weight, so everything known (good & bad) applies. Except, of course the loud pedal effect. The engine is delightfully drivable, as the torque from the stock setup is there at low revs and it fires up and runs smooth as a GTV-6 should. Callaway had done minimal mods to the Bosch FI - which is why the kit passed EPA tests with flying colors. There is a boost-driven mini-fuler that dumps in the go-juice when she opens up, but that is not encountered in the standard testing.

Not being a competition driver, I can't really attest to how it performs relative to other cars, but I can say it is the most potent vehicle I have owned. The 2nd owner swapped in a Milano transaxle and the gearing is set up for performance. I hope to change that eventually, because at 65mph boost is only a feather-touch away, and I'd like to drop the rpm down a tad at cruise. Off the line quickly it is a bit tricky because of the lack of LSD - a wheel will light up and the rear suspension will hammer. But once rolling, choose the right gear and she scoots forward with authority. The manual states the turbo should not be on boost for over 60 seconds. I can't for the life of me remember when I've had it engaged for more than 10, as that will take you well beyond my speed tolerance. Perhaps on a track with long straights?

When GM bought one and put it through its paces at their test track, the were impressed at its durability, drivability and performance compared to their emission-saddled Corvette. With a $$$$ contract from Chevy, Callaway's attentions to Alfa were history.

This particular vehicle is the 4th of the 5 prototypes, and was used by AR as a publicity vehicle for several years - I get the benefit of their attention to the maintenance. The 2nd and 3rd owners did likewise, which is why it has held up so well mechanically and visually.

Back to the topic at hand, the eBay Callaway offering looks to be in better shape from an engine/chassis patina and interior preservation that ours, a real cream puff and a better example of the breed than mine. I have no personal knowledge of the ownership history or it actual mechanical condition.

MPMB 10-20-2016 06:25 AM

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Originally Posted by chairmankaga (Post 7261729)
Somebody in the BaT forum said the asking price was $75k?

I talked to the owner about the $75k asking price and he told me that the 75k sales figure comes from some private emails and conversations to certain individuals to try to establish a value on the Callaway when it went public back in January/ February this year. There have been many conversations and public showings of the car since then. A fair market value has been established with the input of many Alfisti and honorable collectors and the reserve price now reflects that.

Gepetto 10-20-2016 07:02 AM

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Originally Posted by MPMB (Post 7262305)
I talked to the owner about the $75k asking price and he told me that the 75k sales figure comes from some private emails and conversations to certain individuals to try to establish a value on the Callaway when it went public back in January/ February this year. There have been many conversations and public showings of the car since then. A fair market value has been established with the input of many Alfisti and honorable collectors and the reserve price now reflects that.

So to "buy it now" as it were would be $75k? That can't be the reserve on the auction can it? More power to him if he gets that much for the car...


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