Not Getting Cheaper: 1984 Alfa Romeo GTV6 – Sold?

by | Mar 2022 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Free For All Friday

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March 24, 2022, Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “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.

At the moment, 1980s Alfa Romeo models occupy an unusual spot in the collector car marketplace. They’ve not yet risen to be outrageously expensive like your 1960s vintage Alfa Romeo, but prices are definitely climbing for solid examples of a Milano or GTV6. This 1984 Alfa Romeo GTV6 sounds like a driver-quality example that was originally listed in February 2022 on Craigslist in Seekonk, Massachusetts for $14,000 with mileage of just under 100,000 and no rust. Comparing that price against the Hagerty Price Guide tells us the seller has priced his car fairly for the minor needs it has, as a “Fair” condition model is priced at $11,200 and “Good” condition is pegged at $19,300.

There’s no doubt the collector car world appreciates Alfa Romeos. Road test editors have extolled for years the virtues of the 1980s models dispute the reliability woes that seem baked into the DNA of Italian cars. These are special cars, representing the last push of models offered stateside truly built by Alfa Romeo. The GTV6 and the Milano sedan are the models we increasingly see on the auction circuit, and results have been mixed. There’s no doubt that the price of entry is growing closer to $10,000 for just a driver, but there are still plenty of exceptions to that rule. The Busso V6, which came in 2.5 and 3.0 liter forms, sounds exhilarating no matter which platform you choose, especially when paired with a set of aftermarket headers and exhaust.

The MotorWeek Retro Review YouTube Channel features this vintage 1986 Alfa Romeo Road Test:

When you find a GTV6 in the Northeast, your first thought is how rusty is it going to be. There’s an earlier model sitting in a Rhode Island junkyard that has prolific rust, the kind that makes you wonder if the car was parked in the ocean versus just being near it. There appear to be no such issues with this specimen, and the seller claims both the bodywork and the paint are in good shape. The only surprise in this listing is the lack of details regarding maintenance history: timing belts and tensioners are must-do jobs for the Busso engine, along with the usual assortment of tune-up parts and fluid changes for the gearbox and differential. The seller’s car has the later Recaro-style seats with the netted headrests, and the black leather appears to be in very good condition. It does have aftermarket wheels which are entirely not suited for the car – swap back on the OEM-style rollers and watch the interest increase steadily. Good luck with the purchase if you take this Alfa home!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1984 Alfa Romeo GTV-6, with 96,240 original miles. Overall good condition. Body is in very good condition, newer tires and rims. Paint quality still shows very well. I have 2 of the 3 pieces of the stock exhaust, which I had to planned to install to replace the existing ANSA exhaust system. Interior in good condition, with the exception of a slight tear on the driver’s seat. All instrumentation is in good working condition, with the exception of the left front directional. Payment terms: cashiers check or money order.”

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