Nicely Preserved: 1985 Alfa Romeo GTV6 – SOLD!

Jun 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Free For All Friday

July 4, 2021 Update – we confirmed the seller of this nicely preserved Alfa Romeo “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

There are some cars that are right under our noses that will make excellent buys right now as early-stage collector vehicles – but the days are growing shorter where such cars can be bought for reasonable money. The Alfa Romeo GTV and GTV-6 are top of mind in this category, and examples like this rust-free model originally listed in June 2021 in Fort Meyers, Florida in near-stock condition with nicely preserved cosmetics will someday look like a bargain at $10,800. In fact, it may even be a bargain right now, as the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool shows a “Good” condition model is valued at $18,000 with one in “Fair” shape worthy of a $10,500 ask.

It’s odd that the GTV-6 is so often overlooked as a practical classic, but like anything else these days, the internet has amplified the reliability woes typical of unkempt examples. When in the hands of an enthusiast who knows what he or she is dealing with – which is a hobby car that needs more TLC than your average C4 Corvette – the Alfa is a very livable garage mate. The car is equipped with a V6 that makes good power, with 154 horsepower and 157 foot-pounds of torque on tap. It features near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution, courtesy of a rear-mounted transmission. Throw in the absolutely bonkers exhaust note that sounds like a disgruntled Ferrari when an aftermarket cat-back is fitted and you have a recipe for a collector car you can love for years down the road. It doesn’t hurt that it also seats four.

Now, the seller of this example has broken a cardinal rule of listing high-needs hobby cars for sale which is that he’s opted not to mention any recent maintenance history. Fortunately, the pictures do a lot of the talking for us, as the Alfa appears to be highly original aside from a set of aftermarket wheels that actually suit the car rather well. The interior is in great shape and features those wonderfully supportive Recaro-like buckets, and the must-have wood-rimmed Alfa Romeo steering wheel is still present as well. The body shows signs of paint fade but fortunately no rust, and the undercarriage is pristine. The seller’s asking price as noted above is quite reasonable, so if an in-person inspection checks out, this one seems like a smart buy. Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s brief description:

“Nice running / driving, rust free, project car. I have a current autocheck report for interested parties.

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