First there’s the history. This piece of Italian glory left the factory 43 years ago. On February 7 to be precise. A few months later, on April 19, 1974, the Alfa found her very first proud owner. The delivery took place in the east of Italy: Putignano, located in the province of Bari.
The GTV always stayed close to its origin. Until recently. We got the car directly from southern Italy, the place where she spend her time all these years. Most of this time the 2+2 coupé stood still, shining in a corner, as it was part of a small private car collection.
The livery of this Alfa is exactly the same as the one she wore in the very beginning of her lifetime. Indeed, this magnificent GTV has the original colors. Only the flamboyant Rosso Alfa paint has recently been repainted, since it had lost some of its sparkling sheen.
Apart from that, this car is identical to the copy which rolled out the factory back in 74. This means that the tasteful beige leather interior, including its fine wood and chrome finish details, the engine compartment and even the trunk are completely original. And it all remained in a perfect condition... This is unique!
On the outside the original welds are still visible. Even the drainage remained intact after all these years. This says a lot about the mild climate conditions in which the car drove around. There are no signs of serious corrosion from the past on the bodywork at all. As a result the sills are left untouched. As well as the underside of the GTV. Now that’s what we call a pure beauty!
Design & technology
The GTV 2000 is based on the legendary Alfa Romeo 105/115 Series Coupés, designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. The badge says it all: with its 2000 cc engine capacity, the GTV was among the more powerful versions of Alfa's successful model.
The 105/115 Series Coupés were one of the first major projects of coachbuilder Bertone. The Italian designer has a global reputation ever since. We can understand why: the timeless lines of this elegant styled, authentic sports car is actually where the true Alfa fan (day)dreams about, right?
The 2-door Gran Turismo Veloce ('Veloce' means 'fast') was built from 1971 to 1976 and distinguished itself from its brothers technically, but also optically. As a matter of fact, the GTV had numerous of outer (and inner) modifications. Very recognizable though is the modified front: it contains a striking chrome grille with horizontal bars.
Bottom line, there’s no car which will suit the 'upgrade' so intensely gorgeous as this 'one of a kind' Alfa. So don’t hesitate to come visit our Classics showroom in The Netherlands to experience 43 years of Italian magic yourself. We look forward to seeing you soon!