1985 Alfa Romeo GTV6 Gran Turismo Veloce

1985 Alfa Romeo GTV

Condition: Used
Make: Alfa Romeo
Model: GTV
Type: Coupe
Year: 1985
Mileage: 146,000
VIN: ZARAA6690F1007100
Color: Red
Engine: 2.5L V6
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Right-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Air Conditioning, Power Windows
Cassette Player

Description for Alfa Romeo GTV 1985

1985 Alfa Romeo GTV6 Gran Turismo Veloce
You are bidding on my 1985 Alfa Romeo GTV6. Photos were taken in February 2017 after a basic wash and vacuum (no detailing) to best show the true condition of the car. The GTV6 has a cult following and is widely considered to be a rising-value exotic, a "little-brother Ferrari" featuring Giugiaro exterior styling and a Busso motor that is one of the best sounding V6s ever built. If you are unfamiliar with the GTV6, plenty of information is available online.
This vehicle has spent its life in Modesto (1985-1995), Reno (1995-2007), and Las Vegas (2007-present), and there are no rust issues. This is my second Alfa Romeo (my previous was a 1969 Berlina), and I have owned and garaged it since late 2007. I have a NV title that indicates 125k as "Actual Mileage" in 1995, and the odometer currently reads 45xxx, indicating one odometer rollover. The 5-digit odometer has always worked under my ownership, and read 32,314 at my 2007 title inspection, which indicates I've driven the car about 13,000 miles.
I am a lifelong car enthusiast and my Alfa is in what I would call a "solid daily driver." Study the photos and you will see various door dings, a dent in front of the passenger door, paint crazing on the passenger front side, and various areas of fade-through. Call it patina if you like. The paint appears shinier and smoother is some places than others, though there have been no accidents under my care, the CarFax doesn't indicate any, and there is no evidence of any. Over my ten years of stewardship of this GTV6, it appears to be a survivor in unmolested condition. What you see is what you get.
I drive this Alfa on 100-mile weekend day trips to Mt. Charleston and Boulder City regularly, and have driven it to the Best of France & Italy from Las Vegas for a four day, 800-mile weekend. It starts first-crank even after sitting for a week or three, though in 100+ degree weather it takes a few cranks as it always has for me. Both power mirrors work, and the power windows work but are very slow; the factory hand crank is in the glovebox. From what I can see, the interior is original except the radio which is a modern 80s-look unit with AUX input and wiring for amps that I installed. I also installed new rear speakers in existing panel holes. Two dash cracks are present from the HVAC pods back to the windscreen, and the headliner is sagging in the rear. The speedo and tach suffer the typical "bent needle tip" syndrome. The plastic radiator pressure tank was replaced recently with NOS. I generally top off the 20/50 oil and the brake fluid each time I drive. Fans know that GTV6 circuit-board taillights are quirky and problematic; that mostly means my passenger side rear turn signal often doesn't work. For what it's worth, I do have one extra used circuit board for this side. The factory AC works very well. Typical of old Alfas, a gentle right hand means the 1-2-3-4-5-4-3 shifts are smooth and easy, while downshifting 3-2 is far less so; I avoid it. This is a late-1985 model, so the factory gearshift linkage improvements are present, but it ain't no Miata. The Michelin tires are almost new and filled with nitrogen. Overall, my GTV6 is a fun and head turning driver that I greatly enjoy.
This Alfa must pass a tailpipe sniffer emissions test annually in Clark County, NV. It most recently passed this test in September 2016. I have all receipts from my ownership as well as repair and maintenance receipts dating back to 12/1987. These include work done at Kruse-Lucas Imports (Modesto), Kansas Avenue Imported Car Service (Modesto), Barber's Alfa Romeo & Ferrari Shop (Sacramento) and Italy Service (Las Vegas). I also have a letter on the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department (Modesto) that indicates this Alfa Romeo was used for surveillance and plain clothes officer work for many years from new until it was sold into private ownership, hence the dark window tint.
I do not tolerate auction interference. I do not end my auctions early.
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Please see my feedback. I have bought and sold many special-interest vehicles via eBay for my own personal enjoyment. Ask any and all questions before bidding. This is a 32 year old Italian exotic, after all.
This vehicle must be picked up,and payment made in full,within one week of auction end date.