• Nov 24th 2006 at 10:35AM
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To say that we were downright giddy when we came across an Alfa Romeo in our Flickr pool would be an understatement. When the automaker ceased importation of Italian iron into the U.S. in 1995, many a tear were shed by both owners and mechanics alike, so it's a special treat to come across this pristine GTV6 owned by Flickr member charodeius.

The GTV6 came equipped from the factory with Recaro thrones, aluminum calipers and a 2.5-liter V6. However, the previous owner decided that a heart transplant was in order and opted to shove the highly sought-after 3-liter V6 under the hood. Charodelus plans on using the GT on the track and at some local autocrosses, so he opted to upgrade the wheels with white SSR GT2s, wrapped in Kumho Ecsta MXs.

With the return of Alfa Romeo to the States in the next couple of years, we're looking forward to seeing more of the Italian marque on our roads, but this one will tide us over in the meantime.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow that has always been one of my favorites. I am torn between this and the fiero.
      • 8 Years Ago
      One of my absolute favorite cars. Like Vetmstr, I am also torn between this one and the Fiero.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Very nice!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Gorgeous car, absolutely hideous wheels. They ruin the classic design and make the car look tacky.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Awesome car. I love the wheels... adds a purposeful, sporty flair.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Having recently purchased an '85 of the same color I must say, they are amazing cars.

      It sounds like a small ferrari v-12 is hiding somewhere under the hood in the same way a 4 cyl esprit sounds like a smaller version of their 8.

      It's been very reliable too. It may cough up a lung on a cold morning but has never left me stranded or failed to start and drive correctly for the 6 months that I have owned it.

      Unlike cars *cough* celica *cough* that throw the term GT around loosely, this actually is one. I find the seats in mine far more comfortable and the ride much less intrusive than in my 5 series BMW of the same year.

      They are as cheap as dirt too, if you can find one. I picked up my car, having spent all of its life in california, for just $1800.

      All the instruments and the rest of the interior gadgets work fine.

      It does have some interesting italian touches. Rear mounted transaxle, de dion tubes in the back, torsion bars up front, etc.

      I must say, the most italian thing about it is the plethora of ashtrays hidden about. It has 3 ashtrays for the rear passengers alone.

      I think of them as a truly an underrated classic.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Still a good looking car after all these years.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Oh, great, how does anyone else compete with that? ;)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nice car, and a classic shape, but those white wheels make it look like a Tonka toy.
      • 8 Years Ago

      I've always loved that Alfa. It was stylistically their turning point to where they are today from their models of the previous era.

      Very nice.


      • 8 Years Ago
      Torn between the Saab (owned a 900 S) and this thing of beauty! Can I vote twice? 2 personal icons from my formative years!