1973 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV 2-CA Owners Very Straight/Dry Low Miles Sport Seats

1973 Alfa Romeo Other 2000 GTV for sale in Costa Mesa, California, United States

Item location: Costa Mesa, California, United States
Make: Alfa Romeo
Model: Other
SubModel: 2000 GTV
Type: Coupe
Year: 1973
Mileage: 55,300
VIN: AR3022589
Color: Yellow
Number of cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Alfa Romeo Other 1973

1973 Alfa Romeo 2000 GT Veloce (GTV)

“Flying Buttress” Sport Seats

Spica Fuel Injection

California Car from New

Stock #0783

VIN # AR3022589

ENG# AR01544*502230 55,300 Miles

Less than 1,000-Miles on Rebuilt Motor Giallo Pieper (116) on Black Leatherette 5-speed Manual Transmission

Clean and Clear California Title

Very straight and Dry Example

Mostly 2-Owner California Car

The Alfa Romeo 105/115 series coupes just look right. They have the right proportions. They have the right stance. They have right amount of everything. They look, feel, sound, and drive like a perfectly balanced machine. These are one of those cars that everyone usually speaks of with fondness in their voice. They make you want to enjoy vintage motoring. They are alluring vehicles and truly one of those “gateway drugs” into the world of classic car collecting.

This Alfa Romeo was built new in August of 1973 and was specifically designated for the California market. It is believed that this GTV has always been a California car. There have been mostly 2-owners from new. Although not much is known about the first owner, he sold it to the second owner in 1985. This owner lived in Northern California. He drove the car for about 5-years before he started a light restoration. He repainted the car in its original color and then did a rebuild on the motor. We believe when the motor was rebuilt, a different case was used, but it is a correct 2.0L case. He never finished the job and ended up storing the car for 25-years in a dry inland warehouse. When the current owner found the car a couple of years ago, it had a set of Webers on the motor, but the conversion had not been completed. The Spica system was complete and included with the car. So, he installed the Spica, tuned it, and the car fired up with the first turn of the key. Furthermore, this owner’s Alfa specialist went through the car to get it ready for road use and confirmed that the condition of the engine showed that it had not many miles on it since being rebuilt.

Further finishing touches to this Alfa include:

New door cards

Dash cover (original dash is cracked)

Replaced windshield and trim with good original parts (rare)

Tuning/service of engine

Lube door hardware Installed period correct Momo Vega wheels (14x6)

Set of Cromodora wheels included (14x6)

Remove older tint on windows

Installed rare “flying buttress” sport seats (current owner purchased separately)

Finally, a recent compression test was performed and the results were outstanding: 175psi even across all four cylinders (see pic).

The condition of the body and undercarriage is what attracted this owner to this example. It is remarkably dry and straight (see pics). It is clear that not only was this GTV properly stored and cared for, there is a good chance that the miles are probably original as well.

Although the paint is roughly 25+ years old, it hasn’t been driven much and mostly stored. As a result, it looks great with minimal signs of use. There is a small chip by the driver door handle (see pic) as well as some minor nicks here and there. The paint was checked with a paint meter on all the panels and there are no signs of filler. All the metal looks to be original and unaltered/undamaged. The paint in the engine bay, trunk, and doorjambs is original. Most of the glass is original except the windshield, which was just replaced with a hard to find example. Some of the trim around the windshield also was replaced with good condition original pieces. The rest of the bright work is original and in great shape. The Momo Vega wheels are in excellent condition with no curb rash and are wearing new Michelin tires. The brake pads and rotors are new all the way around. The driver side door has a later Italian made sport mirror. All the exterior lights work properly.

The interior looks equally as nice. The rare sport seats are in very good condition with no cracks or tears. The headrests work great as does the tilt and slide mechanisms. The door cards are new. The headliner looks fresh with no rips or stains. The dash has a nice cover on it, which fits snug. The original dash is cracked. The carpet appears to be original and is in good condition as well. The shift boot has just been replaced. The e-brake boot is torn and a fresh cover has been installed over it. All the gauges function properly. The later installed radio powers on, but there are no speakers connected. This Alfa appears to have dealer installed air-conditioning, which blows and functions, but does not blow cold. The trunk carpet is original and has some stains. Also, the plastic part along the backside of the trunk (covering the rear of the tail lights) is cracked (see pic).

The engine bay looks tidy with original paint and all original factory decals. The fan shroud (see pic) has some broken pieces of plastic, but it operates fine.

This Alfa GTV drives very tight and has excellent throttle response with nice low-range power. It starts easily even when very cold. It holds a steady idle as well. The shifting is smooth and precise with no grinding or other synchro issues. The brakes have a good feel once you apply more pedal. Although the pads, rotors, and tires are new, the system may need to be bled.

California registration is paid through July of 2017.

This Alfa comes with an original owners manual (bit tattered- see pic), original spare wheel with original Michelin tire (see pic), factory jack, and an extra set of fresh Cromodora wheels (seep pics).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Paul at 714-335-4911 or paul@autokennel.com

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This vehicle is sold “as-is” with no warranty, written or implied. In some cases, the vehicle does have the remaining factory warranty still in place and will be described above if that is the case. All taxes and fees are the responsibility of the buyer and are not included in the listed price. All vehicle sales will require a $65 document fee. The vehicle listed is described to the best of our ability. The information is based on our own research and statements made to us by the previous owner(s). To the best of our knowledge, the above information is accurate. We are not responsible for errors in our description of options or any other details. The above-mentioned vehicle is used and can be expected to show some wear and tear. It is not a brand new vehicle. We do welcome all local pre-purchase inspections on vehicles in order to verify condition.

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