I am in the market for a GT diesel, however I know my 166 is next to worthless, so the price I buy a GT is crucial otherwise the swap will yield me no long term savings.
On ebay a decent GT only had one bid at £2700 and I thought that was overpriced. A similar one I saw sell was bought by a garage and is still unsold at £3200. That is the reality of the market, factor in it is now December when no one buys and next month your car will be eight years old, its a discontinued model and the wider public are suspicious of older cars and especially older Alfas.
I bought a nice eight year old 2.0 147 at £1600 a few years back, a GT will not drive that differently and the inside is the same so I will not be wanting to pay such a huge premium for a tractor engine are my thoughts.
Coupled with all that, coupes are a fashion item, all about image. They hold their values up to a point, and when out of fashion they drop suddenly, thing Capri, Calibra, Fiat Coupe, when something better comes along Scirroco, or A5. The same will happen to the Brera. They still look great, but the market has moved on and the GT is just a 147 in a party frock, albeit a gorgeous one.
Sorry if all this sounds a bit harsh, but that is the reality of the car market.
Last edited by purple145; 10-12-13 at 08:43.