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Hi all, it's been a while since I posted anything here on the BB. I have decided to let my GTV6 go and propbably go back to 105/115 cars. It is a 1986 car in champagne gold over black leather, with wineglass wheels, decorative plate between tail lights and CHMSL. In my opinion, it does not make financial sense to repair the body. Rust everywhere. I bought the car from an older Italian gentleman in Yonkers, NY back in 2012. I used it as my daily driver from 2016 to 2019, and it never got me stranded anywhere. The car received new tining belt, mechanical de-tentioner, water pump & radiator hoses in 2015. It is in very rough shape but it starts, drives, turns and stops well enough to be driven on the road. shift lever is still tight and I do not get any grinding going through gears. The car has current registration in NJ. Probably better to be purchased as a running parts car, but if you are skilled in metal fabrication it may just make sense as a restoration project.

The car is located in central NJ.

I am looking to get $2000 for the car.

Thank you very much.

P.S. If you have a non-running GTV6 with decent body, I might consider sticking to my car and use it as donor for its mechanical components.
 

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1986 GTV6 are very interesting, some have the conventional Alfetta/ GTV6, bolt on torsion bar cross member, and some have the Milano style arrangement where the torsion bar mount is part of the unibody. Also some of them have the Milano style (isometric) shifter in the back.

Can you look under your car and see which it has? And could you post the VIN number, so we can establish at what point in the production cycle these changes occurred?

Thanks in Advance
 

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Any car with CHMSL should have Milano type bars. Only the very latest GTV6 received the CHMSL.

My impression was that only some of the very latest 85 cars received the Milano type bars and Iso shifter. Apparently there are some mix/match bars/iso recipes. My late 85 car has Milano type bars, Iso-shifter, but no CHMSL.
 

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I had to go google CHMSL..... third brake light.
86 also had a one year only speedo set up..... Milano three wire pick up and different speedo.
 

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Because of my own curiosities.... You have a hose coming off the brake fluid reservoir and a clutch fluid reservoir, shouldn't it be one or the other?...
 

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I posted some pictures of the car. The car is on early Campagnolo wheels right now. Stock wineglass wheels are being stored. In case you are wondering, the trunk floor is VERY rusty but there's enough metal left to hold the spare wheel (wineglass type with stock 35 year-old Pirelli) and battery.
 

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Because of my own curiosities.... You have a hose coming off the brake fluid reservoir and a clutch fluid reservoir, shouldn't it be one or the other?...
The car just has separate reservoirs, 105/115 style. It does not affect functionality of braking system or clutch hydraulic system. I am fully aware that it is not the stock configuration.
 

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Pictures of the worst rust, fenders, underneath body, suspension members, etc? Surface rust, or deep rot?

In my own experience, 86 GTV6s are the best of that model, and should be saved if possible.
 
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Inner fenders are rusted out, I can put my fist through the hole. With that said, shock absorber mounts are intact. Floor of the passenger compartment is rusty (torsion bar mounting points are spared), but the worst is the inner fender and and trunk floor. And unfortunately no, these are not surface rust.
 

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You want to see rusty floors?

Check out this thread from the excellent Rob Steele (RacingSwim2006)

Notice Rob did all this piece meal no premade patch panels. If your trunk floor is really rusty you should be able to get a replacement panel from a donor car, also that area is hidden by carpet, so no need for beautiful welds.

Bye for now
 
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