1985 ALFA ROMEO GTV-6
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"I have owned & run quite a number of classic performance cars over the years - and this time I brought a really nice little Ferrari from Jesmond As I brought the car un-seen I needed to totally trust Jesmond & his company if we were going to do business on an older Ferrari. I was not disappointed - he is NO second-hand car dealer - more a collector. Every aspect regarding buying an older performance motorcar of this type was covered professionally and in a timely manner. Not one of my questions and many requests were forgotten through-out the process of perhaps buying the proposed Ferrari. The car was just as he had described and he even paid for the inspection at his own cost. Not an issue. I must say I couldn't have been more pleased with this company and even when the transaction was well & truly finished. Jesmond's team followed-up more than a couple of times to make sure I was 100% happy with my new car and if I had any questions in regards to on-going ownership. A very good experience here. Great stuff guys!"Matthew Sollis, Waiheke Island - New Zealand
Alfa Romeo's last truly innovative car, the Alfetta GTV 6, oozed luxury and motor sport pedigree.
It ticked all the boxes; A classic rear wheel drive experience, something I could occasionally use on the track but comfortable enough for daily use.
The GTV 6 is one of my favourite cars. Styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro. The same designer responsible for the previous Alfa 105 GTV albeit under the studio name Bertone.
Alfa Romeo is renowned for pioneering the highest performance cars embodied in the most beautiful bodies and the Alfetta was no different, injected with Formula 1 tech. Torsion bar front suspension, de Dion rear suspension, twin plate clutch, rear mounted gear box, inboard rear brakes, and the Busso designed 2.5L V6 engine. No other car in the segment rivaled this much innovation. It had Porsche 944's whimpering in the corner.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- Driving it - The engine barks with each downshift, ricocheting off nearby surfaces. The brake pedal sinks into the footwell, pinching the front left momentarily into the corner. Weight galloping onto the front axle, the car gently begins to rotate. Modulating the throttle around the bend the steering becomes feather light and delicate. Slung low to the ground like a kitten pouncing on a piece of string, the car scours all over the surface for traction. It's the classic rear wheel drive experience coupled with an Italian aura of passion. The more the car is driven the better it behaves with zero reliability concerns.
- Spare keys, spare wheel, jack all come with car.
- Service history available. Cambelts and water pump done July 2020 at 87305kms.
- Clean, straight rust free body with good original paint.
- Healthy Motor - starts first pop, runs and drives well.
- Good tires, battery etc.
- Very tidy usable example - weekend car or daily driver you choose.
These are great cars that will only go up in value. Our advise is to buy the best condition car you can find and this one is pretty well sorted. Lots of fun and that engine note just sounds awesome - hard to beat actually.
It's tricky to avoid the age ol' Alfa Romeo cliche of passion, emotion and romance, but that's exactly it. These Alfa's aren't perfect by any stretch, but it's all those Alfa imperfections that make them a challenging sensuous experience with no shortage of dramatic Italian personality.
Will be sold WOF'd and Registered.
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