2000 Alfa Romeo GTV 2.0 Phase 2 Excellent condition For Sale
When looking for one of these 2 years ago I was told to buy on condition not mileage; this is the car that I ended up with.
It is an Alfa Romeo GTV 2.0 Twin Spark Lusso (916). It is a Phase 2, built in the middle of that production run. In excellent Grigio (Gun metal grey), with the hard-wearing tooled Momo red leather interior which is also in great condition; this is a very desirable colour combination and looks very distinctive. I am the 3rd registered keeper, buying the car in March 2017, during which time I have added 20,000 miles, bringing the total to just over 106,500 miles.
Service records include the full receipted history of all work completed, the original service book, with every stamp from Alfa Aid (Alfa specialists in Maidenhead) and last years 95,000 mile service and cambelt change at the Alfa Workshop (Royston near Cambridge). The full service records show receipted payments for many thousands of pounds; I had the rear suspension completely rebuilt with new polybushes and arms during the 2019 February service at Autolusso at a cost of £1140. The car is being sold with road tax and MOT valid until 1st March and 5 March 2020 respectively.
The full specification includes:
- Red leather interior
- Electric windows
- Electric sunroof
- Electrically adjustable ‘heated' front seats
- Fully functioning Climate control, re-gassed 18 months ago
- High-spec face-off CD / Radio with USB, Bluetooth and auxiliary input jack
- SRS twin airbags
- 5-speed manual gearbox
- Original Alfa Romeo 17” Teledial alloy wheels
The car has the free-revving 2.0 litre Twin Spark engine (a very reliable unit as long as you change the oil regularly) with new oil and plugs, is very clean under the bonnet, although not detailed, and has no leaks or faults; the gearbox works smoothly.
The car was purchased without rust and judicious use of a power-hose and professional Waxoil treatment by the former owner and myself has kept it from any rust to the body work or underneath. Despite the car now being 19 years old it has no parking marks or dings and just a couple of minor stone chips to the plastic bonnet which have been touched in carefully. You will be hard pressed to find a cleaner 19 year old car of any make in this original condition, let alone an Alfa. The 17” Teledial alloy wheels are original, un-refurbished and also in good condition. There are 2 kerb marks on the rim of the offside front, which have been lacquered to prevent any corrosion. The wheels are fitted with a full set of Toyo Proxy 225/45VR17s. The rears are slightly flat-spotted due to a previous rear suspension mis-alignment caused by the worn suspension bushs and are at 70% wear, the fronts will need replacing ahead of the winter season.
Overall the interior is in excellent condition, with no scuffs to either the leather or interior trim and all functions work, with the exception of the heated seats which provide weak heat at best. The carpets are original Alfa Romeo GTV items and also in excellent condition. The electrically adjustable seats, windows, aerial and sunroof all work faultlessly and the normal rust seen in Alfa sunroofs is entirely absent.
The 916 GTV although fitted from new with a fully galvanised chassis which prevents rust unless damaged, is now notorious for floor rust; Alfa decided to save money by neglecting this area. This car was treated from new and has no rust to the chassis or floor.
In summary a very well-documented and looked after car with a desirable colour combination, excellent mechanicals and none of the corrosion that affects so many of these beautifully designed machines.
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