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post #5461 of 5764 (permalink) Old 05-22-2017, 02:18 PM
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Tell us about the GTV. They will be legal to import to the USA in a couple of years, and we would like to hear about it.
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post #5462 of 5764 (permalink) Old 05-23-2017, 02:59 AM
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Well, where do I start? Horribly impractical, not particularly comfortable, maintenance needs to be kept on top of and is expensive. The 2 litre twin sparks drink oil at an alarming rate (this is "normal", check the level weekly) the v6s are front heavy and prone to understeer, rear suspension is complicated and expensive to repair when it goes wrong (it will go wrong) front lower wishbones are made of chocolate etc etc.

However, treat them right and they reward you with a grin that is hard to beat. I LOVE my GTV. So much so in fact that I have actually bought the car TWICE! At nearly 20 years old it still turns heads. I frequently get chatting to people in petrol stations (I think you guys call them Gas Stations?). The amount of people you see in the rear view mirror sneaking photos is also quite amusing.

Even in the UK a 916 GTV is a VERY rare sight on the road. I've owned both the V6 version and the twin spark (which is what I currently have).

The V6 is now getting expensive (around double the price of a twinny). It has a glorious engine note and is pretty quick, even by modern standards, but they suffer from understeer due to the weight and front drive chassis.

The twinnys are much better balanced and although around 1.5 seconds slower to 60mph, I find them more "fun". The twin spark is a great engine and has that classic Alfa "rasp" to it. They love to be revved and on a tight twisty road there's not much that'll keep up with one, if driven properly. Handling is surprisingly good for a FWD chassis, possibly one of the best ever created.

All in all they're very much an Alfa Romeo. Flawed, expensive to run, stunning to look at and great driving experience on the right road. The Twin Sparks are presently under valued and are disappearing fast, as the costs of maintenance are exceeding their market value. The V6s are still fairly plentiful, but prices are climbing.

I love mine and it's going nowhere. It's scruffy in places and I'll probably spend more than it's worth to keep it alive, but you can't put a price on the grin it gives me.
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1964 Sprint Gt 1600 Feb 11,1964 Production Date matching #s

Original with 1963 dated Nardi steering wheel..
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Here are my two. The 159 Ti is for everyday and the GTV for weekend fun.
Thanks for the summary on your GTV.. somehow the shape and design doesn't "speak" to me, but I'm glad people love it.. Your 159Ti, however - aaah.. what a perfect stance and they look phenomenal. I hope to find one in Norway to drive - the station wagon ("Estate" in your country?) looks great too. Wish we had them here.
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Here's my 64 Giulia Sprint GT Located in Lake Tapps Wa.
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Here's my 64 Giulia Sprint GT Located in Lake Tapps Wa.
I love that colour on your Sprint GT righteousrags89. Would love to know the colour: It looks more red than Rosso Amaranto (AR509) but yet darker than Rosso Alfa (AR501)? Or is it just the lighting effect?
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I love that colour on your Sprint GT righteousrags89. Would love to know the colour: It looks more red than Rosso Amaranto (AR509) but yet darker than Rosso Alfa (AR501)? Or is it just the lighting effect?
Honestly I dont even know what my color is and its probably just the lighting effect. Funny you mention it though because the paint is nowhere near as nice as the picture made it seem. haha

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Here is my wifes matching # car
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My 1963 Giulia Ti Super Rep

My 1963 Giulia Ti Super Rep, just on the road. Started recommissioning in Jan this year. Started life as a 1600 Ti in South Africa. Was originally built from CKD in the factory in Pretoria.
Now fitted with fresh 2 ltr built by Alan Bennett ex Benalfa and Rob Walker Racing. Discs all round and lsd axle. All new suspension components.
Harvey Bailey springs with 29mm a/r bar. Red Koni's.
Once run in, will have C & B 109280 cams.
I've had 2 Bertone Coupe's before, a white 2 litre modified GT Junior, and an all GRP bodied GTA Rep, but the way this handles is even better.
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