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A 2000GTV recently sold on tradme for $13,000. It looked to be a reasonable car at a good price, did any of you guys (or girls) look over the car? Not that I'm planning on selling mine, but a current value does help convincing my wife that the money I spend on it is an investment:)

 

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Dean, I saw that car on TradeMe and put on my watchlist. I was a little disappointed in its value frankly for although there were some imperfections the car did appear sound and had a spare recond engine as well. The colour maybe held it back a little as that colour would probably be the least saleable colour for one of these. I expected around $15k despite colour and condition and when you compare what ****box cars are being traded for that Alfa has to be a bargain.
Hope your car is in very good condition because to restore a pretty average one takes a lot of money over here away from Europe and USA and the cost does not make for a great investment. Buy a Falcon or Holden or even a little Fiat Bambina (I have 2) instead as fuelling the passion is the only real reward.
 

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I thought the colour suited it, those shades suit the soft shape IMO, but I guess you are right Richard that the colour [beige] would put off many :) There was also a 105 coupe on TMe here in Auckland recently that was being sold mid-restoration for 2.5k, I wonder where that went?
 

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From the photo's it looked to be in slightly better condition than my car, although I have no (known) rust issues. I was expecting (hoping) it to get to around $15k but from the auction it looked as though there was only one bidder. As an owner of a lemans blue car all I can say about the colour is that it is "period".
All we can hope for is the car goes where it will be well cared for, kept original, and driven.
 

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From the photo's it looked to be in slightly better condition than my car, although I have no (known) rust issues. I was expecting (hoping) it to get to around $15k but from the auction it looked as though there was only one bidder. As an owner of a lemans blue car all I can say about the colour is that it is "period".
All we can hope for is the car goes where it will be well cared for, kept original, and driven.
A bit like Ochre Yellow. And Le Mans Blue is a great colour Dean - shame on you!!
 

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I agree, Le Mans Blue is a great colour for your car Dean. Alfetta GTVs really suit it also.
 

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Yes the blues and ochres are great on 105`s but the great unwashed public generally want resale red ,or white at a pinch.
I have to be honest though and admit that that beige would if I had a choice be probably last on my list however as we Alfisti know a half pie sound 105 is pretty thin on the ground and in the steel there really isn`t any bad colour. Piper Yellow is another difficult colour to sell a 2 litre.
 

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I've owned 4 Alfas now and not one has been red. When the GTV gets repainted in the future it will remain in Lemans blue (although the car had a black cloth/vinyl interior which is unusual, it now has recycled original black leather).
Some years ago I had a 1980 Sud in kermit green with brown/orange interior was not a pretty car no matter how much you love the boxer rasp and driving it.
I have a silver 147GTA as well as the GTV now which I think looks fantastic.
 

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Le mans blue? Very nice colour. I initially thought my Alfetta looked a bit too "silly car - silly colour-ish". I love it now, never seen another one like it in NZ.

The beige car didn't have a wof but the rego was still alive, I would have expected $15k+. These are difficult financial times though and the market for classic cars is obviously reflecting that.
 

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I think that Le Mans Blue Rik really suits the Alfettas, 105`s nice also.
I`ve been watching a few good buys on TradeMe lately-Alfas are not unique in being in a weak market-not much is selling and when it does they are going what used to be bargain prices. Any resto projects or part finished projects are just about saleproof.
 

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Richard - Have you been for a look at that Sud Ti listed? Seems to be in pretty good nick, minor rust (for a Sud) aside. Potentially good buying.

There are a couple of Sprints on as well. The Red one down a Waimate in particular; seems to be in good nick and $3750 is cheap as chips, and the 1.7 at $2500 is a steal. Needs a wee tidy up but makes the red 1.7 I looked at up here seem a bit OTT.
 

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Yes that Sud seems to be getting some interest and good activity. haven`t seen it and don`t know the car personally. Looks in not too bad condition but I think it is the slightly less desirable version with the excellent 95hp engine but higher gearbox ratios and I think slightly higher diff ratio plus the hatch model a bit heavier. Alfa realised they had blunted things and came out with the 105 hp version with I think nicer gearbox ratios.
That Ser 1 Sprint in Nelson is one of my old carsmany years ago. What a shame it was a lovely going, tidy car-I`m tempted.
Best buy though would be that 1.7 Sprint in Central at $2500 with minor cosmetic work required. I had one exactly the same-wasn`t as nice a car as the Ser 1 Veloce but a nice car for the money. The way things are though no-one will buy any of them and Suds are under appreciated by anyone who hasn`t owned one.
Rik rusting in a major way is not unique to Suds-you want to see my `77 Alfetta GTV-I`m keeping it for parts for my `76.
 

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Rik - back in the early eighties there was a GT in Le Mans blue owned by (I think) Barry Munro in Auckland. HM2202? Ring any bells?

I'm pretty sure he took it to an AROC(NZ) event at Mansfield around 1981. I had Deans car then and took it down. Tan interior then!
 

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Looked up my old files and there was also a 77 GTV in Le Mans blue registered to Norman Smith in Te Kuiti. Reg. IU7050. Probably others as well - people often just said their cars was blue..
 

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Rik rusting in a major way is not unique to Suds-you want to see my `77 Alfetta GTV-I`m keeping it for parts for my `76.
It's not unique to 70's Alfas either, I reckon Italian cars just rusted a little more enthusiastically than all the other junk on the road. My old Ford Escort from "back in the day" was a shocker. Far worse than any Alfas I've had.

Rik - back in the early eighties there was a GT in Le Mans blue owned by (I think) Barry Munro in Auckland. HM2202? Ring any bells?

I'm pretty sure he took it to an AROC(NZ) event at Mansfield around 1981. I had Deans car then and took it down. Tan interior then!
My rego is LF9884. Bought new in mid '75 from Milano Motors in Auckland. At some point it has gone down to ChCh, which is where I bought it from a couple of years ago.

There is a '75 sedan in Le Mans blue in Tauranga owned by the Harrison family. Nice looking car as well.

A link to a post I started when I bought the car with a couple of photos:

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/new-zealand-forum/135041-calling-christchurch-alfisti.html

The car is partially stripped waiting for me to find the time to give it some attention.
 

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Thanks for that link Rik - nice story and some good info on welders as a bonus! I'll post some shots of my current projects when I'm back on my PC (I'm on my iPad at the moment, in front of the idiot box watching the tennis).

You guys are right though, the GT is the cleanest of the 116 coupes. I've had a couple as well as a couple of GTV6's which are also great cars just different. One of my current projects is a ground up build of a historic class Alfetta GTV. Group S in Australian parlance.
 

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How many 105 GTV's are in the Hawkes Bay? Seems a bit of a breeding ground

Carjam details
https://www.carjam.co.nz/report/?ref=2834549A

* Make: ALFA ROMEO
* Model: 2000
* Year: 1975
* Main colour: Red
* Vehicle type: Passenger Car/Van
* Body style: Saloon
* No of seats: 5
* CC rating: 2,000cc
* Fuel type: Petrol

* Plate: HS8068
* Plate type: Standard
* Engine no: AR0057220786
* Chassis: AR2414523
Licence

* Licence type: L (Licence for normal road use)
* Licence expiry: 2011, September 3rd (expires in 7 months 6 days)
* Latest licence issued on: 2011, January 26th at 20:36
* Continuous licence: Yes

Registration

* Registration status: Active
* Registration origin: New Zealand New
* Vehicle usage: Private Passenger
* Cause of latest registration: New
* Date of registration: 1975, May 7th
* Was registered overseas?: No

Plates history
Plate Effective date
HS8068 1975, May 7th
Warrant of Fitness (WOF)

* Subject to WOF inspection?: Yes
* WOF expiry: 2011, July 21st (in 5 months 3 weeks 1 day)
* Last inspection: 2011, January 21st (Pass)

Reading Date Source or reason Usage (avg), /day/year
43,245 2011, January 21st WOF inspection 0.50/180
43,089 2010, March 12th WOF inspection 0.80/291
42,724 2008, December 11th WOF inspection 1.28/465
42,140 2007, September 11th WOF inspection 1.51/551
41,728 2006, December 13th WOF inspection 2.19/797
41,682 2006, November 22nd WOF inspection 0.19/69
41,511 2004, June 2nd WOF inspection 1.31/477
41,431 2004, April 2nd WOF inspection 2.50/911
40,723 2003, June 24th WOF inspection 15.67/5,703
40,676 2003, June 21st WOF inspection 0.19/70
40,503 2000, December 29th WOF inspection 1.74/634
40,442 2000, November 24th WOF inspection 2.33/850
39,980 2000, May 10th WOF inspection 2.43/886
37,460 1997, July 10th WOF inspection 15.77/5,739
31,973 1996, July 27th WOF inspection 44.31/16,128
15,978 1995, August 1st WOF inspection odometer decrease -60,473.00
76,451 1984, February 15th as at change of owner 30.91/11,250
58,527 1982, July 15th as at change of owner 23.34/8,495
50,125 1981, July 20th as at change of owner 19.29/7,021
42,641 1980, June 27th as at change of owner 16.94/6,165
23,621 1977, May 31st as at change of owner


SOLD
Alfa romeo GTV 1975
* Winning bid: $19,100.00
* Reserve met Reserve met
* Closed: Wed 9 Feb 2011, 8:14 pm
 

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How many 105 GTV's are in the Hawkes Bay? Seems a bit of a breeding ground

Quite a few, although most don't come out to play very often, I've lived here for 8 years and never seen this one.
About 2500kms in the last 8 years Hans, so it looks like it has only been driven to keep everything turned over etc..

Thanks for the CarJam report jonessjon, I have used up all my 3 free reports already this month, bloody annoying how access to free reports has changed :(

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