Alfa GT 2.4 JTD Conversion
Long time lurker, first time poster, great site and so forth.
So I've been searching around looking for a replacement for my venerable Megane DCi120 Megane which is getting a bit long in the tooth and the most likely replacement is either an Alfa 156 2.4 JTD or a GT with the 1.9 JTDm, however, the best, as far as I can see, of all worlds would be a 2.4 JTDm Alfa GT. You've got that (let's face it, stunning) coupe bodywork and under the bonnet one of the best, if not the best, diesel engine ever constructed.
The question that's on my mind is why? I mean, it seems so obvious for Alfa to release a 200bhp diesel 2.4 GT onto the market, and yet it never arrived, even though the same engine was simultaneously available in its stablemates.
So after pondering this, and realising that Alfa never did have the most fantastic accountants, I decided to turn to good ol' YouTube because surely some plucky tuning firm/backyard mechanic/guy from Waterford in a shed had set about this task with the remains of a crashed 2.4 JTD 156. And nope, not a single example out there.
So how come? Why didn't Alfa ever release a 2.4 JTD GT and why hasn't anyone set about building one?
It's a 156 underneath right?