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Today 09:29 PM
nunki Rich is a good guy.

I was driving a newly acquired GTV down from Lake Tahoe to Santa Barbara over the four day Thanksgiving weekend one year and it broke down in San Jose. Rich opened his shop on Saturday and together we fixed the problem. I had never talked to Rich before my call to him on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Good mechanic, nice human being.
Today 08:43 PM
wangissimo Hi Evermore,

Late to the thread, but it's because I just got my '74 GTV last month. I'm in SF, whereas the car is currently located in Mountain View. Happy to get together and do some manual garage labor, if you're inclined. How was your experience with Rich at Continental Motors? I was just about to take mine to Roselli's in SJ for transmission work.

-Dave
04-19-2019 08:22 AM
ar1950 FWIW, the first post on BaT regarding this car and the follow-up by the same person:

Apr 9 at 1:39 PM
@pinshaw, it’s not that car…..

Apr 9 at 1:42 PM (the follow up gave the link to this thread - seems I need three more posts myself before AlfaBB will allow me to quote or post a link).


The only reason that this thread and car was even brought up in that BaT auction was because the seller was being less than transparent and tended to obfuscate with some of his answers about the condition of the car. The whole experience relating to the car here is that you need to do your own due diligence before you plunk down your hard earned dollars. I hope that the buyer of the BaT car got what he expected for his money, although, I am skeptical about that.
04-19-2019 04:03 AM
Rogue Leader
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It cannot be, unless it has a completely new nose panel.

Pete
Thank you thats what I was getting at, looking at that BaT car the bad nose fix was not evident, and the underside was a LOT cleaner, theres no way in such a short period of time the case was resolved, car fixed up like that, and posted on BaT. Not possible.
04-18-2019 11:01 PM
sbadaro I am resolved to thinking that rust was mandatory on ALL cars leaving Italian factories in the 70's... Not a question of how good or bad the example you bought is, it's a question of WHEN you will start cutting and welding and bonding with your panel beater and googling "rust treatment solutions". Attachment 1561920

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04-18-2019 08:36 PM
Pedroplaya I agree , the undercarriage photos were dark and/or blurry. And I don't know what was up with that spare tire well and the area around it.

I also noticed the flash showed they had sprayed some of the floor pan black, which isn't necessarily bad, but why would n't take the time to take care of some of the other suspension parts etc...
04-18-2019 08:29 PM
guillotineFI
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Originally Posted by autobroker View Post
The car on BAT seemed to be sketchy and someone put a link to this thread. Not that it's the same car, but to show what can happen when someone buys a bad GTV.
No! Wrong again.

Someone suggested it was the same car. Another someone posted this link to show it was NOT.
04-18-2019 08:21 PM
tdskip
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Originally Posted by autobroker View Post
No, the car on BAT is not the one from this post. Sorry for the confusion.

The car on BAT seemed to be sketchy and someone put a link to this thread. Not that it's the same car, but to show what can happen when someone buys a bad GTV.
Dude - please get your facts right before making statements. Cripes.
04-18-2019 08:15 PM
autobroker No, the car on BAT is not the one from this post. Sorry for the confusion.

The car on BAT seemed to be sketchy and someone put a link to this thread. Not that it's the same car, but to show what can happen when someone buys a bad GTV.
04-18-2019 07:50 PM
Pedroplaya Don't see how at all possible …. go back and look at the first page pics of the BHCC GTV.
04-18-2019 06:06 PM
PSk
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Originally Posted by autobroker View Post
Yes, that's the car.
It cannot be, unless it has a completely new nose panel.

Pete
04-18-2019 05:47 PM
Rogue Leader
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Originally Posted by autobroker View Post
Yes, that's the car.
Has it been confirmed? all I see is speculation by one poster there? How was it verified?
04-18-2019 04:15 PM
autobroker Yes, that's the car.
04-18-2019 02:27 PM
tdskip
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I haven't heard anything about the OP. My guess is that he has a lawsuit against BHCC. I hope he wins - I've seen some absolutely terrible cars advertised with those guys. Seems like they find the worst cars and ask for top dollar. Takes the fun out of owning a classic.
I don’t think that is accurate-all the cars are available for inspection, they document the cars pretty well via lots of photographs. Buying any car of this vintage without putting eyes on it or having it checked is inherently dubious.

Yes, I know, they call everything “excellent “but come on now. I am truly sorry for the OP had, if they made representations beyond their listing or with knowledge of something not visible from the photos then shame on them. I bought a Jensen Interceptor from these guys and it was exactly as shown in the pictures. They didn’t make any claims about the mechanical condition of the car, they simply said we don’t have history on it and we can’t tell you much more than what we see. I did, however, go see it in person which was not that hard because they’re pretty close to where I am.

That said-your comment strikes me as a bit naïve for someone with your user name. Perhaps you were just starting out in the “business “.
04-18-2019 01:58 PM
Rogue Leader A lot of people are saying this car:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...-romeo-gtv-20/

Is the car from this thread, was there any confirmation? I read this thread and then found this link posted recently here, and then noticed the comments there pointing back here.

(I have somewhat of a vested interest here as I have a 71 GTV headed on to BaT this week)
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