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.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
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.brad fischer said:A S2 USA with ... bumperettes deleted.
" 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.
, I can't see the Alfa symbol clearly and that is a shame IMO. I guess the colour of the car makes a difference ...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.
S1 & S2 USA versions are different than Euro or Non USA S1 & S2 1750 GTVs.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.
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