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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-30-2006, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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GTV Sunroof Mystery

amici,

i'm hoping someone can help place the origins of the sunroof on my 1974 2000 GTV.

a mechanic i know says he used to work at the dealership here in montreal where the car originally was sold all those many years ago. he swears he remembers seeing my very car leave the showroom with the sunroof fitted.

question is: was this an alfa option fitted at the factory in italia? was it an aftermarket option put in by the dealer? or does my mechanic friend have it all wrong ie, my sunroof in fact must have been put in by a previous owner, because alfa did not offer that option at the time?

here's what i know for sure: the sunroof looks great - a seamless fit that looks nothing like an add-on. i've never spotted one on any other alfa (or any other car, for that matter) in real life or in pictures. and it has never leaked.

can anyone shed any light on this? pics are below.

ps. i spotted a separate thread on alfa colours. again, mine seems unique, or at least i've yet to see it listed anywhere - verde muschio chiaro, no. 227. i'll put a picture of the paint sticker (yes, it's still under the turnk lid) here and also as part of the appropriate thread.

looking forward to your comments.

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Walter, FYI: AR-227 Verde Muschio Chiaro is listed in the 1972 Color Reference Chart, where the English name is given as "Dark Green (Light)". I can't speak to the sunroof.

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grazie

one mystery solved. thanks, tubut
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Do a search on sunroof's in the GT section, it has been discussed a bunch.

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To the best of my knowledge, sunroofs were never fitted in the factory (though someone else may be able to verify this), which means it would have been dealer fitted or aftermarket fitted.

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Walter...I have seen the sunroof on ALFAGTA's 74 GTV and it too is the nicest installation I have ever seen on any GTV. He probably can shed some light on it this as well. PM him and see if he can post some pics of it on the BB.


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thanks again

wctouring#7,

thanks for pointing me to the thread in the GT section. i've posted my pics there, as well. if anyone is curious, the debate rages over there - and the mystery grows deeper still ...
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Walter...I have seen the sunroof on ALFAGTA's 74 GTV and it too is the nicest installation I have ever seen on any GTV. He probably can shed some light on it this as well. PM him and see if he can post some pics of it on the BB.
sorry, but i'm new at this. how do i get in touch with ALFAGTA's 74 GTV?
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I think the sunroof is original. A very rare option, like A/C, but original.

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the sunroof looks exactly like that of my friend's '67 gtv. the car came from brazil and it was a dealer option. it's not electric but a manual sliding one.
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I think you will find that is a dealer added option approved but not fitted by Alfa romeo at the factory.

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It appears the same as a slider I had on 1971 US spec GTV here in Toronto.

Same High quality sun roof appears all over the world yet was successfully completed by/subbed out by dealers.

Its a mystery?

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Dean Russell at Trail Alfa in Dearborn Heights, Mich., has a yellowish (I forget the hue's scientific name) '74 with what looks like an identical sunroof.

I'll actually be going by his shop this evening, so I'll take a look. My camera's in my other car, though, so I can't get photos.

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Sunroof

I also had the same sunroof in a 1973 GTV. The car was to rusty to be repaired so i chopped it up for parts, the roof was cut into 4 pieces looked like a factory job. For the dealer to install this all the windows would have to be removed to reinstall the head liner , the 1973 a glue in windshield not a nice job. I have also seen the same sunroof in a Alfetta here in Toronto.

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Did you ask Remo at Lubrimont.514-352-2447
He knows a lot on Alfa
Who is your mechanic Sylvestre?

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