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Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Reluctant Sale GTV V6
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Sadly after 5 months of glorious ownership I am going to have to sell my lovely Bella. This is in part due to the house needing some work, my sons School fees are going up by £1,500 a year and also with another car and a motorbike something is going to have to give.
The car is a 1999 Black GTV V6 that was previously owned by Marko and I am sure you know how well he looked after it throughout his ownership. History of the vehicle under my tenure was a cambelt service a week ago at Alfaaid with a bill for around £1,500 to do everything that needed doing which included cambelt, rollers, coolant change, rear wheel bearing, new handbrake cables and a few other bits. The car now has a totally clean bill of health and is ready for a new owner to enjoy in confidence.
* June 1999 3.0 V6 24v Lusso
* Phase two with full aeropack (6-speed gearbox, 17" Teledials, rear spoiler, chin spoiler)
* Black with red Momo leather
* 66k miles
* Full service history (Black and White/Alfaaid)
* 3 previous owners
* Tax and Mot until end of November
Previous owner was Marko who owned the car for around 5 years. 2nd owner only had it for 3 months as it was too thirsty for him (80 mile a day commute!). I have contact details for both owners, and know the car was sourced new and then serviced by Black & White in Berkshire (used to be an Alfa Main dealer and are now Alfa specialists). Black & White bought the car back from the first owner and sold to the second by the way.
*Alfa Aid in Maidenhead have serviced the car for since 2006. They're not cheap but they are good, and they get it right first time. The stamps in my service book are all Black & White, then one from an ex-Desira Muswell Hill technician who set up as a specialist... All the rest of the stamps are Alfa Aid.
* All keys (two red keys with alarm button, 1 red valet key, 1 burgundy master key).
* Original tool kit
* All paperwork, every old MOT, owners handbook, and original order/specification document
Everything works as it should do on the car from the electric aerial, rear demist and climate control ice cold.
Aside from that it's still on the original clutch. It's heavy compared to other cars but shows no sign of dying or slipping (this was confirmed bu Adrian at Alfaaid last week). The rear has been powerflexed by Autolusso who seem to be the experts on that job. The exhaust won't need any attention for years: front pipes were changed around 1 and a half years ago with Alfaholics ones which are the accepted way to go as they are stainless steel and better-made than the Alfa parts. The centre box is also around 1.5 years old and is an Alfa part, whilst the rear section has been replaced with a stainless steel Ragazzon unsilenced twin section. It looks much better than the original and the sound of the V6 through it is something else. Not too loud or intrusive, but it lets the V6 sound be heard properly.
Internally the car is in almost perfect condition the leather is well-cared for with no signs of wear on bolsters. It has Alfa GTV black floormats which although crazy expensive are the best around and are now very hard to get hold of.
Externally the car has been dentmastered by Alfa Aid's dents man (very good), and it only gets washed/polished/waxed by me using AutoGlym Shampoo and Polish and a final coat of PoorBoys Carnauba Wax.. A new grille badge has recently been added as the original ones fade, the Pininfarina rear-quarter badges to the slightly later styled ones with the 'F' badge above the 'Pininfarina' script. The wheels were refurbed about a year and a half ago (they didn't really need it to be honest) and they are still in great condition today. The front calipers repainted by Alfa Aid around 2 years ago. Though not cheap the job was first class as faded, flaking calipers really let the car down, and the battery was replaced at the beginning of the year in the cold snap we had so is also first class condition.
The car has absolutely no dings or dents and has not seen a public car park or a supermarket car park in the time I have had it.
Tyres-wise it has two almost new Michelin Pilot Sport 2's on the front, (same as on the back). Discs and pads are around 2 years old, so again won't need touching for another year or two I'd guess (this was confirmed by Alfaaid)
That is it really for the car, it took me around three months to find it and after looking at around four this one looked the best, drove the best and is I believe one of the best early phase twos around.
I will be taking some more pics when the weather picks up a bit but the car really is spotless. I am posting this here before it goes on Pistonheads as I would like the car to go to an enthusiast who will appreciate it as much as I have.
Please send me an E-Mail if you want more details and pics.
Price is what I paid for the car which is £4,500 and reflects I think the condition, history and recent £1,500 cambelt service.
The car is in the Woking area for viewing.
Last edited by teaforvicar; 08-06-10 at 13:01.