Sorry about loosing your previous post showing all of your Alfas. I was replying to it when the server went down last night. I was like what the heck just happen. Anyway very nice GTV! What’s a mater with the other one? I believe you mentioned you were going to part it out.
Those I have posted, I have tried to resize them lower. Although the shot above was merely trimmed.
I bought my red '67 GTV a year ago, and before I met my wife I might add. I paid too much for a 99% complete, poor running GTV. The only rust areas are left of the clutch pedal and the rocker panels. I say only lightly because the rockers are pretty bad.
My purchase decisions and free time is are longer mine alone, thankfully I might add. I talked my wife into allowing me to buy the white GTV by agreeing to sell my Spider and red GTV. I was undecided whether to part it out or try to sell it to someone as a whole project. However, some friends came over to look it. One of them is interested in assembling a GTA streed rod replica. He only needs a body. So I may start stripping parts, saving treasures and selling excess parts. The same 1600 block was used in GTA's. Anyone wanna help yank an engine? heh
She ain't exactly flawless. It's got a few dings and scratches. And the paint has faded on the front end. She is 100% stock and the interior and engine are in great shape. I am going to switch the bumpers and rims with my red GTV. I plan on dropping in a 2 liter with 105.48 cams while retaining the Weber 40DCOE's.
I put off this response until I put up a hokey little web page at http://giulia.hypermart.net/alfas. I have lots of pictures of both GTV's and a copy of the Pat Brayden article. I recommend using PopUp Killer.
Btw, I pasted copies of emails I received from the "Archivio Storico Alfa Romeo" in my GTV pages. You can email your VIN and receive your Alfa's 'birth certificate'! If anyone wants the email address, I'll dig it up.
As for Streets of Willow, I'd love to go, but only as an observer, this time. I am going to an AROSC lunch in L.B. on the 26th.
This is a shameless bump in order to show the General a real '67 Giulia Sprint GT Veloce.
Also to show Stu what my $7000 bought. I got the seller to deduct $300 for all the DMV fees I had to pay. She has a few dings and some minor rust spots, but she's all original with no modifications. The article that Pat Braden wrote about this eBay auction can be viewed at my site listed below.
was a good friend and passd away last (2002) August. I knew him for some 35-40 years. Pat was the guy at HYUNDAI ( )
that wrote all their training programs! He, Dave Mericle Jr (who runs the US Giulia Sedan Register and is perhaps the most knowledgeable guy in the world on the Giulia Sedans) and I went to Concours Italiano together in Dave's red '67 Giulia Super, and on the way back, Pat fell asleep in the back seat. Dave had the car pegged, which means we were doing about 116mph. Rest in Peace, Good Friend
Very nice 105GTVs everyone. I know if one looks hard enough, you can find a VERY nice 105 series coupe for $6000-$8000, and a near perfect one for $10000. A "best in the world" one should be about $12000-$14000...
I got to spend a long day with Pat, Cheryl and their energetic young daughter Pattie last summer during the AROC convention. Pattie *really* wanted to make a night of it, too, and go out to eat, etc. I begged off, thinking the Bradens were tired and wanted to go home, and that Pattie was just being a kid. Now I really wish we had gone out to eat that night ...
I was only familiar with Pat Braden through his reputation and his books. I was saddened to hear of his passing. It is quite possible that this article was the last thing he wrote. My auction ended 6/27/02 and the article appeared in the August issue of Keith Martin's Sports Car Market Magazine. http://sportscarmarket.com/