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Nice, same offset, tire size and make as my GTV.

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QUOTE=brad fischer;6123697]amalfi, Looking good, very similar look to my GTV. What rim offset did you buy and what size tires?
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Great photo of your GTV, Brad. The parking garage gives it just the right "industrial" background and lighting to the svelte Bertone design.

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Parking Garage Alfa Phot-op

180OUT, I worked at building that parking garage for almost a year and only brought my GTV there twice to show one of my electrician co-workers. We both thought it was an excellent photo-op.
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Brad...the last photos (large ones) in the garage have the 15" GTA replica wheels..Correct? I like the look of the 14" but realize that rubber choices are limited.....D

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My 64 Step Nose Coupe....I'm pleased to announce that it was selected by FCA to be on display at the upcoming New York Auto Show as part of the Alfa Romeo display.....

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Bought this in the fall and took it out for a first drive.
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501 Red S2 Euro/Canadian 1750 GTV

This GTV I used to own was less than 100 cars after the change from S1 to S2 1750 GTVs. Not sure if I ever scanned and posted this photo on the ABB. Sold this GTV to ARCC Toronto member about 15 years ago. The GTV was quite active in club slaloms time trials, fun rallies and ARCC & AROC conventions but the most interesting to me was he drove it back and forth from Toronto to Newfoundland to Toronto to enter and run it in the Targa Newfoundland. I watched the rally on TV and saw many clips of the car in the competition. I think this GTV has a nice history.

I made an ABB garage for this GTV as well as 2 other GTVs I have owned.
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This GTV I used to own was less than 100 cars after the change from S1 to S2 1750 GTVs.
These cars have a timeless beauty that only comes from great creative minds. The Italians in this period seemed to be able to do that better than anybody---and the GTV is a perfect example. The first time I saw one (a Sprint GT on the cover of Road & Track), I was captivated. For my tastes the 2nd series European model 1750's are the best of the lot. Better headlights, 4.10 rear end, better seats, small taillights, Webers (not that Spica is bad) made for a more attractive, esthetically pleasing package than the US version cars. Of course I'm biased because I have one . . .

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These cars have a timeless beauty that only comes from great creative minds. The Italians in this period seemed to be able to do that better than anybody---and the GTV is a perfect example. The first time I saw one (a Sprint GT on the cover of Road & Track), I was captivated. For my tastes the 2nd series European model 1750's are the best of the lot. Better headlights, 4.10 rear end, better seats, small taillights, Webers (not that Spica is bad) made for a more attractive, esthetically pleasing package than the US version cars. Of course I'm biased because I have one . . .
Well, each to their own...however I don't think there's any difference in headlights between S1 & S2 1750's, and the flying buttress seats of the S1 are much more stylish that the flat buckets of the S2. Both have small tail-lights and the S1 is cleaner without the front side indicators.
But then again, I'm biased.

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Well, each to their own...however I don't think there's any difference in headlights between S1 & S2 1750's, and the flying buttress seats of the S1 are much more stylish that the flat buckets of the S2.
In the states the headlights of the US 1750's were entirely different: sealed beam high/low beans on the outside and the inside was a manually switched, largely useless, fog light. The European specific cars have much brighter lights overall while the inside light was a high beam controlled from the standard switch. Being in OZ there's little chance of actually coming across a US market 1750, but if you did, you'd be surprised at the differences. Not all were bad (Spica mechanical injection is good) but the cars were much different. Overall, the European specific 1750's always seemd more winsome in many subtle ways.

As for seats, the flying buttress seats never seemd as comfortable to me as the later seats. Given a choice I'd always choose the latter, regardless of the better styling of the former. But then, Alfa GTV seats, were never particularly comfortable. Period Recaros were much, much better.

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My '70 GTJ with an 2000 ccm engine and 1750 GTV flying buttress seats and wooden Hellbore steering. We have restored the car from scratch in 23 months from 17 th May 2013 to 17 April 2015 . Belonged during 40 years to the first owner in Istanbul .
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Alfaali, your Silver/red color combination is lovely.

Now, regarding the previous post... I think there were differences between Euro S1 and S2 headlights. I seem to remember the S2 had a height adjustment lever; I know for a fact that the S1 did not have it, having owned a 1969 Canadian 1750 (Euro spec with Imperial instruments)

I've owned several GTV's, to me the best seat they had is the Giulia GTV deep bucket. Sitting in them just felt like wearing gloves. The S2 has a bump in the lower part of the backrest - some sort of lumbar support that does not match my anatomy. But I've tolerated it for the past 33 years.

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In the states the headlights of the US 1750's were entirely different: ...
As for seats, the flying buttress seats never seemd as comfortable to me as the later seats. Given a choice I'd always choose the latter, regardless of the better styling of the former. But then, Alfa GTV seats, were never particularly comfortable. Period Recaros were much, much better.
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I've owned several GTV's, to me the best seat they had is the Giulia GTV deep bucket. Sitting in them just felt like wearing gloves.
Whatever version of period Alfa seats you're sitting on, you're dealing with ethnocentric Italian ergonomics. If you're shaped like an Italian the seats are pretty good. While I never found the seating position as uncomfortable as many people complained, my lower back problems made lengthy travel in my GTV a painful experience. Then I changed to a period German made Scheel seat and found nirvana. With it I could drive 500 miles and not have back pain. Later I put Recaros in my Alfetta sedan.

This time around around, my friend Jim Sikking re-padded my oem Giulia Super seats . . . and completely transformed the driving experience of this cool little car. Despite my back complaints, with this re-padded driver's seat, I'd have no qualms driving cross-county in my Super. Somebody who knows what they're doing can re-pad your series 2 seats to fit you're specific body contour, giving you real lumbar support where you need it. This can be done with the original material and without dramatically the oem shape of the seat.

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Incredible how we are all different and herein lies the problem for the car designers. I have found no more comfortable seats( apart from our Citroen DS - which are super soft lounge chair like) than the seats in a later 105/115 coupe and Alfetta coupe which have that same built in lumbar support. I suffer from lower back problems too (I`m 6`3'') and the 105/115 and 116 coupe seats are perfect, especially for long driving spells. I read that the seats were actually designed with the assistance of some well known orthopaedic specialist and Alfa did use this fact in some of their advertising literature at the time.
Unfortunately our much more modern Alfa 156 doesn`t feature either the exaggerated lumbar nor any lumbar adjustment in the beautiful red leather Momo seat option we have, and as a consequence is ironically not as comfortable for me as the earlier cars. Our much cheaper Fiat Punto ELX has adjustable lumbar and I find with full lumbar that to be better.
Just as well we`re not all the same isn`t it....

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I have found no more comfortable seats( apart from our Citroen DS - which are super soft lounge chair like) than the seats in a later 105/115 coupe and Alfetta coupe which have that same built in lumbar support.
My first Alfa was a 67 GTV. I still think its high sided buckets look best of all GTV seats but, alas, they were tiring on long trips. It was the car I fitted the excellent Scheel seat to. I agree the seats in my 2nd. series GTV seats were a great improvement, although not a good as the Scheel or later Recaro LS seats in my Alfetta.

By far the best seats for me are in my 06 Mazda 3 daily driver. I used to make regular 9.5 hr runs to my mom's house and my back with its lower herniated disc never complained.

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