CarFest South 'Pride & Joy' Auction 2012

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1972 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV

Lot No.: 111

Registration: OYU 474R
Chassis Number: AR2413-132
Engine Number: 00512S19617
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 2000cc
Year of Manufacture: 1972
Sold for (£): 15,568

The 2000 GTV was introduced in 1971 as the replacement for the 1750cc range. Once again the engine was rationalised throughout the range with its displacement increased to 1962cc by changing the bore and stroke. This engine retained carburettors for European markets and produces 150bhp at 5500rpm.

This particular GTV is finished in Rosso AR501 with a newly upholstered interior as per the original. The bodywork presents beautifully with sharp lines and the paintwork is virtually flawless. It is described by the vendor as immaculate. Having been the recipient of a serious restoration, the sills and door skins were all replaced so they are in excellent condition. The interior, as mentioned, is new and comes with a new set of original carpets. The wooden veneers are great as is the rest of the interior. Even the electrics work as they should - not a boast you'll hear from every Alfa owner!

The engine is the heart and soul of any Italian sports car and the 2000cc all alloy inline 4 fitted here is no disappointment as it has been completely refurbished... It sports Dellorto DHLA40 carburettors and she sounds as well as she goes thanks to the all-new stainless exhaust system. The gearbox is great and very precise and complements the rear axle well. The brakes have benefitted from the recent replacement of the servo/master cylinder and braided brake lines giving impressive brake performance for a 40 year old vehicle. The suspension is courtesy of a fast road kit and transforms the car radically. The axle and prop shaft are in great condition with no whines or issues.

This car is reported to handle sublimely with the capability to embarrass many a modern car.