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Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV

When I bought the Caterham it was to be the last purchase, but as usual the space in the garage left by the sale of the Talbot seemed wasted, so hence the Alfa.

I wanted a simple closed car useable on a everyday basis that had style and some comfort, without being too brash. The Alfa seems to fit the bill.

I was lucky to find the car close to home. It has had three owners and genuine 51,000 miles with all the MOT's to substantiate.

During its life it has received new inner and outer sills and lower front wings. The painting is not brilliant but is generally OK.

The interior was 'tired' so I have recovered the front seats and fitted new carpets , all available from stock and very reasonably priced.

As usual I have replaced all the electrical parts , distributor cap, rotor arm, leads coil etc.

The Dellorto carbs were well out of tune but easy to sort out.

So far the car runs well , handles nicely and with new tyres should be a very pleasant drive.

I thought it was time to deal with the paint issues and have now re-painted the car in its original Alfa red.

The car now looks stunning and is a real pleasure to drive and much more comfortable in the cold and wet weather!

Time has moved on (again ) and despite the now near perfect car , itchy feet have taken over and I have now sold the car.

Difficult decision as it would be near impossible to replace at a reasonable cost but I have always had a wish to own a British icon .. a MK2 3.8 Jaguar. It would have been impossible to justify both cars so the Alfa had to go, a sad day!

 

As purchased

As purchased

As purchased

As purchased

August 2009

August 2009

August 2009

 

 

 

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