Beige Beauty: 1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV – Sold?

by | Mar 2022 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Malaise Monday

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April 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.

April 15, 2022 Update – We just confirmed the private seller just lowered their asking price by two thousand dollars from the original ask of $38,500 to a revised $36,500.

If you’re a died-in-the-wool Alfa Romeo enthusiast, your garage will not be complete without an example of the 105/115 series. With a body designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro for Bertone, these cars have become one of the most iconic non-spiders the brand ever produced.  Alfa built the final version of this series, the 2000 GTV (otherwise known as the 2000 Grand Tourismo Veloce) between 1971 and 1976. With a great power-to-weight ratio, the 2000 GTV provided a nicer styled alternative to the BMW 2002 of the day.  Prices of these Malaise-Era Alfas continue to rise, as this driver-quality 1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV originally listed in March 2022 on Craigslist in Tustin, California (Range County) proves.  Reported to be “a great daily driver”, the seller indicates their GTV needs tires and paint.

Currently offered for $36,500 (the original ask was $38,500), comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their GTV priced between this guide’s #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $25,900 and its #3 “Good” appraisal of $44,600.  Conversely, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $35,000 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $55,000.

Alfa Romeo produced its 105 and 115 series range of coupés from 1963 until 1977 using a shortened floorpan from the Giulia saloon. They were the successors of the brand’s Giulietta Sprint coupé. Alfa introduced the final version of the series in 1971 as the 2000 GT Veloce (also known as 2000 GTV) alongside the 2000 Berlina sedan and of course the 2000 Spider. alfa engineers increase the engine from 1700 cc to 1962 cc by changing both the bore and stroke while oil and radiator capacities remained unchanged. The engine produced 130 brake horsepower at 5500 rpm with the SPICA mechanical fuel injection, which, once again, was only fitted to cars destined for the United States and Canadian markets, with carburetors retained for other markets producing officially the same power.

The 2000 GTV is most easily distinguished by its different grille. From 1974 on, this became standard on the GT 1300 Junior and GT 1600 Junior as well.  The interior trim also received an update with the most notable differences being the introduction of a separate instrument cluster, instead of the gauges installed in the dash panel in earlier cars. Externally the 2000 GTV is most easily distinguished by the following features:
  • Grille with horizontal chrome bars, featuring protruding blocks forming the familiar Alfa heart in outline.
  • Smaller hubcaps with exposed wheel nuts.
  • Optional aluminum alloy wheels of the same size as the standard 5. 1/2J × 14 steel items, styled to the “turbina” design first seen on the alloy wheels of the Alfa Romeo Montreal. “Turbina” refers to the wheel’s resemblance to a jet engine inlet.
  • The larger rear light clusters first fitted to the United States market 1750 GTVs were standard for all markets on the 2000 GTV. USA market rear turn signals were red instead of yellow on non-USA models. The side marker lamps were larger and did not have a turn signal flash feature.

The last GTV model year was 1974 for the USA. The very last 1974 model year USA models were actually produced in early 1975. They could not meet 1975 USA safety and emissions regulations and thus they were brought in as model year 1974 despite carrying 1975 certificates of origin. 37,459 2000 GTVs were made before production ended.

The Hagerty YouTube Channel provides this Buyers Guide when considering the purchase of an Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV:

Based on the seller’s description and pictures provided, this is one of those classic cars you drive all summer as you line up a reputable shop to complete the minor bodywork and respray this GTV deserves over next winter.

If you are serious about buying this 1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV, you can start the conversation by emailing the seller.  When you connect, please remember to mention you saw their Alfa featured here on Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“74 GTV 2000
Blue plate CA car.
The car runs and drives strong, and the transmission shifts smooth in all gears. Great daily driver.
Solid car, good interior, needs tires and paint.
Serious inquires. No low ballers. $38,500.”

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