Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Auckland New Zealand
Hi all, yes it's in Auckland alright. I am the new owner and love it. I bought the car within hours of it being listed, the seller getting a deposit within 24hrs. Flew down to CHCH with a friend paid the seller the balance jumped in the car (only the second GTV6 I have ever driven) and drove straight back home to Auckland stopping overnight in Wellington
I's a funny thing that another GTV6 should appear soon after the racing striped one in Auckland (of which I was the second-to-last bidder). That car was the other GTV6 that I drove. A very nice car too, it had a lot of money spent on the suspension front and rear and at $8300 I thought it was a real bargin but I just could not stretch for the extra cash as i had also just bought a red 75TS from Hamilton as a quick fix to get transport since my 33 1.7 slipped a belt and bent some valves:-(
What I always wanted was a GTV6 but none where on the market so I settled on the 75 only to see 2 x GTV6's advertised just after I bought it. And yes the GTV6 is all that I wished for, such a spunky, but butch but pretty GT all rolled into one. The 75 though is a much better car and fells very modern and well sorted in comparison, it is such an overlooked car, the styling dosent suit everbody.
Anyway back onto the topic. The GTV6 came with a spare motor as well, hmmm just as well cos the motor that is in the car is a little smokey, smooth quiet and punchy but smokey . Also the suspension (rubbers and bushes ) all need to be replaced as they are flogged and makes for a sloppy drive when pushed. Gearbox is perfect though absolutely no issues unlike the striped one which was snicky in second
But the drive back was one to remember, it was a fantastic journey only made better by the fact I was behind the wheel of my new GTV6.
Just a quick question, would you guys replace the rubber suspension bushes with rubber or nolathane, keeping in mind I don't want a crash bang ride quality.
Cheers and Merry Xmas.......already got my present!!!!!!!
Alfa GTV6 3.0L LSD TS BOX
Alfa 156 2.0TS