Join Date: May 2017
Location: Dexter, Michigan
1971 GTV - keep original or resto rod?
Just picked up a 1971 GTV in Ochre over black. Original paint and interior. Paint is okay. One quarter size surface rust spot, a few dings - probably PDR and rub out quite well. Interior is very good, but each seat has a minor flaw. Dash is perfect. Runs very well, not even the slightest notcheness in 2nd. Not my first Alfa. Have a 1965 GT Sprint, which is currently torn down for resto, and I also have a 79 Alfetta GT.
So, I'm inclined to resto-rod this GTV, because that's what I like, but I don't want to depreciate the value of this car. At a minimum, I'm thinking 15" wheels and Alfaholics "fast road" suspension. What does the forum think? Keep it original, or have some resto-rod fun with it. It seems like the cars bringing the highest value these days are resto rods (gauging from BAT).