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Good for the seller. Looks like a beautiful car except from that bit of rust.
 

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Well bought n sold I think, maybe a little better for the seller. The interior was just plain perfect - maybe the best 105 interior ever, with apologies to first series Stepnoses. I believe the motor was rebuild before the seller purchased the car. The outstanding item is obviously paint n rust. Had it been painted (and non red) I think it would have been deep into the 40's
 

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Yes, I watched down to the final bid. A S2 USA with S1 USA seats and bumperettes deleted. He should have gone to S1 USA or S2 Euro side markers to finish it off. But then he could have put in the small Euro tail lites instead of the Euro 2000 lites and maybe S1 bumpers. Where do you stop? But it still is a really nice GTV the way it was sold.
 

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Well bought n sold I think, maybe a little better for the seller..... Had it been painted (and non red) I think it would have been deep into the 40's
Yes, I think that characterizes it quite well. I had to laugh at BAT contributor Veloce49 who wrote: "silly money there but congrats to seller". Sorry Veloce49, the 2000's are over - in the current decade, nice Alfa GT's regularly sell in the $40K range.

brad fischer said:
A S2 USA with ... bumperettes deleted.
It isn't clear what's going on with the bumperettes - some photos show them installed, others show them deleted. Actually, I think it looks pretty good without the bumperettes - not as radical as deleting the bumpers entirely and easily reversed.



 

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" i'm guessing a lot of us here have that much and more in ours... "

Just an observation: what we have in our Alfas many times does not reflect what they are really worth, alas. Generally, they are a hobby, being sometimes daily drivers, sometimes garage queens, Sunday drivers, but we can easily end up putting far more into many of them, ending up much more than they are worth on the market.

Having said that, though, some models do appreciate to very high values. Still, even with those, it can be difficult to recover the money put into them.
 

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not to be rude but.... duh. i'd bet 99% of this board knows and accepts being 'underwater' to use the real estate vernacular. i love this about the alfa community, there is so much less commercialism / flipperism. its just nice when values catch up =)

" i'm guessing a lot of us here have that much and more in ours... "

Just an observation: what we have in our Alfas many times does not reflect what they are really worth, alas. Generally, they are a hobby, being sometimes daily drivers, sometimes garage queens, Sunday drivers, but we can easily end up putting far more into many of them, ending up much more than they are worth on the market.

Having said that, though, some models do appreciate to very high values. Still, even with those, it can be difficult to recover the money put into them.
 

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If this is a S2, why aren't the front indicators mounted in the body under the outer headlights like my car, or were American cars different?

I happen to like this look and do think the 1750 S2's are the pick of the bunch with the convenience of modern dual circuit brakes but without the "soulless" grill and interiors of the 2000s.
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ps: I'll never get back the $'s, and considerable time, I've put into my car and don't care as it is my hobby ... could be instead p!ssing it down the drain at my local as many do
 

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hey watch whose grill you call soulless! i'll defend the 2000 grill all day - I see it as a better evolution of the first stepnose grill (which is indisputable the best), making a "surface" of the grill rather than a void.

You got me on interior though. Hard to love the 2000.
 

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hey watch whose grill you call soulless! i'll defend the 2000 grill all day - I see it as a better evolution of the first stepnose grill (which is indisputable the best), making a "surface" of the grill rather than a void.

You got me on interior though. Hard to love the 2000.
:), I can't see the Alfa symbol clearly and that is a shame IMO. I guess the colour of the car makes a difference ...

Had never thought out surfaces and voids before though.
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If this is a S2, why aren't the front indicators mounted in the body under the outer headlights like my car, or were American cars different?

I happen to like this look and do think the 1750 S2's are the pick of the bunch with the convenience of modern dual circuit brakes but without the "soulless" grill and interiors of the 2000s.
Pete
ps: I'll never get back the $'s, and considerable time, I've put into my car and don't care as it is my hobby ... could be instead p!ssing it down the drain at my local as many do
S1 & S2 USA versions are different than Euro or Non USA S1 & S2 1750 GTVs.
 
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