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Wow, that's different.....

Seen at Cars & Coffee, Irvine last week. Did't get to meet the owner, but the car is outrageous !!
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stunning. that is how the car was meant to look. seriously.

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I **THINK** that one can be found in the "for sale" section. Front end looks about the same.

Personally, I think it looks a little strange without the bumpers, but that's just me. Otherwise I bet it's pretty neat in person. The 116s seem to wear black really, really well.

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the one for sale is in chicago area. this one is on the west coast. they have a lot in common, but this one is more "modern." The one for sale doesn't have a airdam, and has an alfetta GTV rear bumper instead of the smooth rear end. Also the rims on this one are way more modern. Still, they are both sweet cars.

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It may not be to everyone's taste, but it is a beautiful car. The paint was spectacular last i saw it.

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smoothing off the hood and getting rid of that plastic cover is a stroke of genius. this is officially the nicest looking GTV6 I have ever seen.

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smoothing off the hood and getting rid of that plastic cover is a stroke of genius. this is officially the nicest looking GTV6 I have ever seen.
nice until the first time it backfires and the plenum blows off, then there will be a nice dent in the panel work. I understnd that is why alfa put the plastic in there in the first place.

it's subjetive but personally this look for me.. yuuuuukkkkkkkkk!! The lack of any trim at all makes it look super boring.
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this is why i love this car. go Retro or bring it into now. I am so going to tear my bumpers off!

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this is why i love this car. go Retro or bring it into now. I am so going to tear my bumpers off!
Note that just tearing your bumpers off will not yield you this look. That's all custom bodywork on the front and rear.

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ummm,yah! (thats all i was going to say but i needed more characters to post!)

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That is pretty clean. Not a daily driver unless you like walking from the remotest part of the grocery store parking lot....

The original Giugiaro (1975) design was simpler and the addition of of the plastic cladding on the GTV6 was detrimental (well, in my not so humble opinion). Ripping off the plastic and either removing or snugging the US bumpers to the bodywork can only help.

The rear end treatment is really nice. And yes, I like the blended 'power' hump that loses the plastic. Guess I don't like plastic?

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yup, that car is pretty **** nice. i've seen it in person and it's beautiful. very nice paint. but don't know how he parks it anywhere.

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I was driving my older GTV-6 around for a couple years without the front bumper. It greatly improved the handling, and if I figured out what to finish off the bumper holes (not a big priority of mine at the time) it would have helped the front end look, much like what you see here. Also, I would like to see how he handled the rear body seam, as it was the part that stopped me from removing the rear.

I may have to source another hood and do the same treatment to my current one. I wouldn't feel right about doing it to the original one on there now.

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Also, I would like to see how he handled the rear body seam, as it was the part that stopped me from removing the rear.
Black is difficult to photograph on a bright day. This is as much as I could lighten the shot without it starting to look to strange


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Great photo, Don! Now I'm tempted to find me one of these early Alfettas. The GTV6s do indeed look a bit too cosmetically complicated in comparison.

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