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My '70 GTJ with an 2000 ccm engine and 1750 GTV flying buttress seats and wooden Hellbore steering. We have restored the car from scratch in 23 months from 17 th May 2013 to 17 April 2015 . Belonged during 40 years to the first owner in Istanbul .
 

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Alfaali, your Silver/red color combination is lovely.

Now, regarding the previous post... I think there were differences between Euro S1 and S2 headlights. I seem to remember the S2 had a height adjustment lever; I know for a fact that the S1 did not have it, having owned a 1969 Canadian 1750 (Euro spec with Imperial instruments)

I've owned several GTV's, to me the best seat they had is the Giulia GTV deep bucket. Sitting in them just felt like wearing gloves. The S2 has a bump in the lower part of the backrest - some sort of lumbar support that does not match my anatomy. But I've tolerated it for the past 33 years.

In the states the headlights of the US 1750's were entirely different: ...
As for seats, the flying buttress seats never seemd as comfortable to me as the later seats. Given a choice I'd always choose the latter, regardless of the better styling of the former. But then, Alfa GTV seats, were never particularly comfortable. Period Recaros were much, much better.
 

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I've owned several GTV's, to me the best seat they had is the Giulia GTV deep bucket. Sitting in them just felt like wearing gloves.
Whatever version of period Alfa seats you're sitting on, you're dealing with ethnocentric Italian ergonomics. If you're shaped like an Italian the seats are pretty good. While I never found the seating position as uncomfortable as many people complained, my lower back problems made lengthy travel in my GTV a painful experience. Then I changed to a period German made Scheel seat and found nirvana. With it I could drive 500 miles and not have back pain. Later I put Recaros in my Alfetta sedan.

This time around around, my friend Jim Sikking re-padded my oem Giulia Super seats . . . and completely transformed the driving experience of this cool little car. Despite my back complaints, with this re-padded driver's seat, I'd have no qualms driving cross-county in my Super. Somebody who knows what they're doing can re-pad your series 2 seats to fit you're specific body contour, giving you real lumbar support where you need it. This can be done with the original material and without dramatically the oem shape of the seat.
 

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Incredible how we are all different and herein lies the problem for the car designers. I have found no more comfortable seats( apart from our Citroen DS - which are super soft lounge chair like) than the seats in a later 105/115 coupe and Alfetta coupe which have that same built in lumbar support. I suffer from lower back problems too (I`m 6`3'') and the 105/115 and 116 coupe seats are perfect, especially for long driving spells. I read that the seats were actually designed with the assistance of some well known orthopaedic specialist and Alfa did use this fact in some of their advertising literature at the time.
Unfortunately our much more modern Alfa 156 doesn`t feature either the exaggerated lumbar nor any lumbar adjustment in the beautiful red leather Momo seat option we have, and as a consequence is ironically not as comfortable for me as the earlier cars. Our much cheaper Fiat Punto ELX has adjustable lumbar and I find with full lumbar that to be better.
Just as well we`re not all the same isn`t it....
 

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I have found no more comfortable seats( apart from our Citroen DS - which are super soft lounge chair like) than the seats in a later 105/115 coupe and Alfetta coupe which have that same built in lumbar support.
My first Alfa was a 67 GTV. I still think its high sided buckets look best of all GTV seats but, alas, they were tiring on long trips. It was the car I fitted the excellent Scheel seat to. I agree the seats in my 2nd. series GTV seats were a great improvement, although not a good as the Scheel or later Recaro LS seats in my Alfetta.

By far the best seats for me are in my 06 Mazda 3 daily driver. I used to make regular 9.5 hr runs to my mom's house and my back with its lower herniated disc never complained.
 

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Gorgeous car and period correct with the steel rims. More people seem to be "getting it" by going back to the narrower higher profile tyres and appreciating the fluidity and brilliant feel these cars possess. What you lose in pure roadholding you more than make up with that fantastic feel and get closer to the original experience of these marvellous cars. Lets face it chaps -a modern car they are not but they are far more of a true driver`s car. If you can`t adapt your driving style, or can`t accept they are an old car don`t bother driving one.
 

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When I bought my 67GTV, it had 14 in cromodoras with 205/14 and drove like a truck..factory steel 15s with 155/15s made it like dancing with your best girl.
Chuck
 

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So nice that more 105 owners are finding the joy of driving with the right size tire !
If you read the road tests of the '60s, Alfas were always praised for their light and nimble steering. Big tires spoil it !
 

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Gorgeous car and period correct with the steel rims. More people seem to be "getting it" by going back to the narrower higher profile tyres and appreciating the fluidity and brilliant feel these cars possess. What you lose in pure roadholding you more than make up with that fantastic feel and get closer to the original experience of these marvellous cars. Lets face it chaps -a modern car they are not but they are far more of a true driver`s car. If you can`t adapt your driving style, or can`t accept they are an old car don`t bother driving one.
Amen.
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See attached some pics of my mate's '71 1750 GTV. From my observation I don't think I have seen too many in this colour.
 

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My old red GTV. Finally found these in my computer. More photos of this GTV and my other GTVs in my ABB garage.
 

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I've been driving my GTV a bunch lately with all this great weather. Here is a photo at my daughter's ballet recital. Mini Vans abound and I'm sure they could beat me in a drag race but they just are no where near as cool. Well, not literally, I'm sure they have air conditioning. Still, I know which I would rather drive. The picture sure makes me look tiny though.
 

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