Bellissimo – One of a Kind
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|Registration: 1999 (T)||First Registered: March 1999|
|Colour: Metallic Grande Verde||Interior Trim: Alfa Romeo Black Cloth|
|Fuel Type: Petrol||Engine Size: 1970 cc|
|Transmission: 5 Speed Manual||Mileage: 35980|
|This must be one of a very few if not the only example of a completely mollycoddled Alfa Romeo GTV. Presented in Grande Verde Metallic Paint with 16”Telephone Dial Alloy Wheels & Alfa Romeo Black Cloth Interior. Not only is this stunning Alfa totally original, It has spent every unused moment tucked away in a garage which had foam matting fitted across all walls, so not to damage the vehicle.
Covering just 35980 miles with only 2 Owners from new; 1st being Mangoletsi (Main Alfa Romeo Dealership) for one week before it was purchased by the last owner who has meticulously cared for it for the past 18 years. It gets better! The GTV has the most amazing maintenance file you could ever wish for. Documenting every service & maintenance receipt since day one, a total of 44 receipts adding to over £11000. It even has the two receipts for all its timing belt replacements, last being at 35955 miles. Both new & old style V5’s as well as the original bill of sale from Mangoletsi, 4 keys (including the master key) & current MOT are included in this fine novel.
Electric Windows, Electric Sunroof, Electric Door Mirrors, Driver & Front Passenger Airbags, Adjustable Steering Wheel, Stereo Radio Cassette Player, Electric Ariel, Door Puddle Lights, Space Saver Spare Wheel, Central Locking, Etc.
For Further details, please phone or email. This a true one off & a real must for any Alfa collector or Investor.
Alfa Romeo GTV ((916series) GTV = Gran Turismo Veloce – English: Fast Grand Touring).
Alfa Romeo has played a huge passionate Italian part in automotive history. It has used its passion in both motor racing & in the design of its cars. This passion for design was once again premiered at the 1994 Paris Motor Show, when Alfa Romeo introduced both the GTV coupe & spider models. The GTV was the successor to the long-discontinued Alfetta GTV coupé, with Spider replacing the 30 year old Giulia Spider (105 series). The aim with the GTV was to re-establish the sporty coupe tradition of Alfa Romeo for the 90s. In March 1995 the car was officially launched for sale at the Geneva Motor Show.
Both cars were designed by Enrico Fumia at Pininfarina. The design dates back to 1987 with the first clay models (1:1 scale) being completed in summer 1988. After Vittorio Ghidella (then CEO of Fiat) accepted the design, Alfa Romeo Centro Stile department under Walter de Silva, were responsible for the completion of detailing & the design of the interiors, as Pininfarina’s proposal was not accepted. Chief engineer Bruno Cena based both models on the then-current Fiat Group compact car platform, called “Tipo Due” (or Type 2). However, in this case it was a heavily modified version of the platform, having an all new multilink rear suspension, with the front suspension & drivetrain being based on the 1992 Alfa Romeo 155 saloon. The GTV had a Drag coefficient of 0.33 & 0.38 for the Spider.
To save weight the bonnet was made from a composite material called KMC (composed of polyester and fiberglass, and using epoxi adhesives also), while front wings were made in PUR plastic. At the time, the bonnet was the largest single composite moulding on a production car. When the bonnet is opened, two rectangular Hella headlamps are revealed with separate bulbs for dip & main beam, behind the four round holes in the bonnet. The bodyshell is galvanised with full plastic wheelarch liners & is therefore rustproof. Weight distribution for four cylinder engined car is 61% front/39% rear & for a V6 is 63% front/37% rear.
The GTV has a much more rigid chassis, up to 64% stiffer, although considerable work was done on the Spider to reduce the traditional convertible problem of scuttle shake. The Spiders reinforced A-pillars helped with the problem.
At its launch, many journalists commented that Alfa had improved overall build quality considerably & that it came very close to equalling its German rivals.
The GTV won the several awards (listed below) in its launch year, & was claimed as the best sport car by Jeremy Clarkson in 1998. It was listed at No. 29 of the Top 100 Cars in 2001.
Alfa Romeo GTV Awards
1995: Autocar Magazine: “1995 Car of the Year”.
At the 1991 Geneva Motor Show, Alfa Romeo revealed the Proteo concept car. Which shared many of the same features with the GTV. Such as front grille and round headlights, as well as the low-slung wedge-shaped nose & high up “Kamm tail”, giving improved aerodynamics. Details also included a one-piece rear lamp/foglamp/indicator strip across the rear of the body & the minor instruments in the centre console angled towards the driver.
The Alfa Romeo GTV enjoyed 10 years of production. In that time it had a couple of subtle facelifts with few Special Editions along the way. In 2005 the GTV was superseded by the Brera, while the Spider lasted a further year until the release of Brera Spider in 2006.
|Acceleration (0-60mph): 8.4 seconds||Top Speed: 131 mph|
|Engine Size: 1970 cc||Wheel Drive: Front|
|Engine Power: 155 bhp||Max Towing Weight (Braked): N/A|
|Max Towing Weight (Unbraked): N/A|
|Urban mpg: 21.2||Extra Urban mpg: 41.5|
|Average mpg: 30.7||CO2 Emissions: 220 g/km|