Or is there such a thing? Every GTV I've owned since 1969 ran with the needle on the temp gauge straight up - 175 regardless of ambient temp and traffic conditions. My "new" car (74 GTV) runs at 195 unless I'm in traffic, then it goes up to 212 on the gauge. This is with an air temperature of 55 - 65F. I know some folks say 195 is normal, and some say 175 is normal. Should I be concerned when I hit 212 when it isn't warm out?