By on March 12, 2014

used car for sale. Shutterstock user cleanfotos

Mike writes:

Sajeev,

About five years ago I bought a 1982 Alfa GTV6 from a kid who was in over his head. I paid exactly $2,000 for the car, drove it home, fixed up the ignition system, suspension, various other bits, and drove it on weekends or whenever the traffic in Austin wasn’t too atrocious. I enjoyed the hell out of it, rusting fender wells and kick plates notwithstanding. The engine is amazingly, shockingly, damn near perfect. For all of the rust and decay elsewhere, the drivetrain was well cared for, and ran like a top.

With the help of the AlfaBB guys, I got the car into shape. It spent almost two years in a DIY restoration that involved removing all rust, straightening the body, and paint. Of course it still needs work; it is, afterall, an Alfa. I installed some later Recaro mesh head seats, cleaned up the interior, rewired schizy electrics, etc. In terms of show car score, maybe a 4/10. But in terms of every other GTV6 I’ve ever seen on the road? It’s an 8/10. (Read More…)

By on February 24, 2011


You’ll see the occasional Alfa Spider or Milano on the streets of Denver, maybe even a 164, but it’s a special day when a GTV6 appears. This one lives in my neighborhood, just a block or so from the ’52 Kaiser Henry J Corsair daily driver. (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • mcs: “Nothing is preventing Tesla from agreeing to unionize to take part in that sweet $4500/vehicle subsidy....
  • Da Coyote: This clown couldn’t run a lemonade stand. Nothing better can be said.
  • Da Coyote: I had a white ’76 V6 Caprii II, loaded, sunroof. Loved it. I’d gladly own it today vs all the...
  • Lorenzo: “Looks like a Mercedes”? He probably meant BMW – most young people in the 1970s...
  • FreedMike: “I think if the average person understood, just how much of their premium was driven by graft in the...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Jo Borras
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber