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There is a '67 GTV on eBay that I am somewhat interested in. I do not know much about the GTV's except what is in common with my Berlina.

Can anyone sound off on which years and models are most desirable? I am thinking of a car that I can rebuild for track use and occasional street use, but not a daily driver (I have the Berlina, the A4 and the V70 for that!).

What are the likely strengths and weaknesses with this eBay car.

eBay GTV

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I personally don't think there is a GTV that is the most desirable these day's. Inless it's a GTA. You got the step nose (GT Jr's) and the smooth nose (1750 with the lovliest interior and the 2000). It all come's down to what's desirable to you.


Here's what some think of the car.
http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=424
 

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Personal preference indeed. I wanted a GTV for years but I was unsure of which one. I took a trip to Santo's garage years ago to see the red '67 GTV I wound up buying. I got to compare several other GTV's and fell in love with the step nose, three bar grill and deeply bolstered seats. The latter two being unique to this year.

On a side note, I've been having a blast tearing around short sections of the LBGP track. Just gotta move a few cones & signs to get in some areas.
 

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Long Beach Grand Prix

You just gave me a great idea. Let's have Italguy contact Chris Pook and set up an Alfa only race as part of the LBGP! It's perfect, we get to have an Alfa only event locally without upsetting the hardworking AROSC. The only problem is that the LBGP and the AROSC event are both on the same weekend. I am sure that they could move the LBGP to a different week to accomodate us!

Which sections of track are you able to use? I could just imagine blasting down Shoreline drive at top speed and braking into turn one for that left hander, blasting around that carosel or fountain or whatever that is and then through the esses with the grand stands on both sides!

Too bad my engine is still at the shop or I would come down and play as well.
 

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actually,
i am working on getting another group into the lbgp. i am shooting for next year. it's gonna take a lot of convincing.
 

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Anthony,

Are you at liberty to say which group you are working on getting into the Long Beach Grand Prix? Would this group accept a Berlina? I may have to build a real race car. What a fantasy to get to be part of the big show!

If the CART show falls flat this year, they may need a new group to keep the Beach Party going. Last year, the Trans Am show was fantastic while the CART race was somewhat of a yawn.

Good luck with your efforts.
 

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i am no longer into cart. the series is ruined. looks like the highlight races for the lbgp are trans am, toyota atlantcis, and the historic f1.

sorry, can't say what i am working on. i am gonna pitch it to a few so cal. street races (lbgp, la street race, and san diego gp)
 

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Re: Long Beach Grand Prix

jthraen said:
You just gave me a great idea. Let's have Italguy contact Chris Pook and set up an Alfa only race as part of the LBGP! It's perfect, we get to have an Alfa only event locally without upsetting the hardworking AROSC. The only problem is that the LBGP and the AROSC event are both on the same weekend. I am sure that they could move the LBGP to a different week to accomodate us!

Which sections of track are you able to use? I could just imagine blasting down Shoreline drive at top speed and braking into turn one for that left hander, blasting around that carosel or fountain or whatever that is and then through the esses with the grand stands on both sides!

Too bad my engine is still at the shop or I would come down and play as well.
Hold the phone. I'm sure you'd be disappointed with my LBGP track sections. Most of the turns are blocked off with cement barricades. I can squeeze through in some areas. Once inside we're talking two turns at the most! The only open stretch is shoreline drive, but you can't turn off it onto any other parts of the track. 20 seconds of tire screeching is entertainment for me. Remember, I am easily amused. This has been one of my traditions ever since I was 16 in my piece-o-crap '73 celica. I got pulled over and the cop couldn't stop laughing. "What the hell are you doing in here?" "Pretending I'm in a race."

Having an Alfa Cup here in LB would be great Anthony!
 
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