Mate, try this on for size:
1997 Alfa Romeo GTV 2.0i Twinspark
MOT Until January 2010
Taxed Until the end of July
Manual 5 Speed
Electric Windows / Mirrors
Located in Fraserburgh, AB43
£1300 Or Nearest Offer
Up for sale is my 1997 Alfa Romeo GTV 2 Litre Twinspark, which I am having to sell due to the arrival of a company car.
The GTV comes with MOT until January 2010 and is taxed until the end of July meaning that she is ready to drive away.
It drives brilliantly, the 5 Speed Manual gearbox is smooth as is the clutch, the steering is sharp as is the handling etc. The 4 disc brakes work exactly as they should, and the engine has no knocks or rattles whatsoever, it really is a brilliant car that I've loved driving since I got it.
All of the electrics work exactly as they should, mirrors, windows, lights etc.
The car has just over 118,000 miles on the clock, which for a near on 13 year old car is hardly anything. It doesn't come with extensive history due to me losing it in a house move, but I do have the reciepts showing quite a lot of work I've recently had carried out such as:
*Full Service including filters and spark plugs
*Cambelt change including timing belt and aux belt (As well as all tensioners and idlers etc)
*Water Pump change
*New Rear discs and pads
(The cambelt was done along with the aux belt less than 1000 miles ago, this work cost £700 including variator and water pump!)
Condition wise, as can be seen from the pictures, she looks superb, but there are a couple stone chips here and there. But to be fair it's nothing that retracts from the overall beauty of the car. She's Atolli Blue Metallic and really stands out in the crowd. There is some slight rust spots just coming through at the very bottom of the rear quarter just behind the door but it's nothing that stands out whatsoever and unless mentioned would probably not even be noticed.
The interior also looks great, apart from some wear to the drivers side bolster (Where they all go!) it's in cracking shape. The bolster has a had a repair done in the past so none of the inner fabric is showing through at all.
The GTV also comes with a 15" set of alloy wheels that are in great condition and the tyres have plenty of tread left.
As stated above, it drives terrific, but I have got to be honest and say it's possibly the best handling car I've owned. It just grips to the road like glue. The 2 Litre twinspark engine is superb and when floored it really does push you back in your seat, it just keeps on going and going! It also sounds fantastic, has a brilliant Italian meatiness to it.
Having disc brakes all round she stops really well, the ABS works just as it should etc. The clutch and gearbox are both great and it can slide straight into gear whatever speed/revs etc. (Doesn't suffer from the dreaded MAF fault!)
These cars are becoming very rare now and are set to become classics. Just looking at e-Bay and even on Pistonheads there are very few for sale, especially in this sort of condition.
Insurance wise I am paying £200 fully comp, and that's with breakdown cover, so they aren't bad on insurance at all.
It's a huge shame that I have to sell it, but can't afford the room out on the drive for two cars sadly.
I am after £1300 or nearest offer for her, and looking at some of the other GTV's for sale on here that seems like more than a fair price considering the condition, mileage and spec of mine.
Test drives and viewings are more than welcome.
Sensible offers will be accepted, but I am in no huge rush to get rid of the car whatsoever so please no time wasters and silly offers.
If you have any questions or require any more pictures etc please don't hesitate to get in touch via the contact information below.
The car is located at my home address in Fraserburgh, AB43.
Obviously add any bits you feel you want to say, and take away any bits that don't apply, but selling a car is quite simple, you just use a set template and work around that.
If I were you I would try and buy a second hand little tape deck though, or get one for free, I have a few you could have but your'e miles away.
Just copy and paste that into your advert on ebay AND also use it on pistonheads mate and it will sell for over £1000, guaranteed. Take some better snaps as well, they always help,
But, Jay has used quite a few more positive bits than even my advert stated, so it would be good to combine the two. Trust me, potential buyers prefer too much information than not enough, that's why I always put mammoth write up's, just so I cover everything.
Let me know if you need anything else bud,