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Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: United Kingdom
Pascs is quite right about the Alfa parts bin of course. There are tales for example of Lusso 156's with Veloce suspension set up's and there is no rhyme if reason to what type of rear brake disc they have fitted. On top of that is obviously is the original customers right to spec the car himself to an extent, 16" Spider alloys for example add to the mix the subsequent owners tastes, imports and you do get a mixed bag.However, none of these things change the basic rules, and in this instance, 6 speed Gtv V6's come with 17" Teledials. For every 1 dubious example you put Clive (I say dubious because most of your examples are almost certainly 5 speed boxes) I can show 3 that fit the rule. It's not gospel, I never said it was, but it is the rule.
For those of you not yet sent to sleep by all this, the reason this is relevant to the op is that there are plenty out there. They command a high price at the moment because the Gtv is having its second honeymoon. Prices are cheap enough for people to take a chance owning such a beautiful coupe, even with the unfair "unreliable Alfa" tag. People who then want to upgrade generally like the idea of keeping in with the look originally designed for the Gtv and the fact that the Twinnies all have 16's as standard (yes Clive, you will see Twinsparks with 17", still doesn't change the basic rule) However, as we see more and more Gtvs disppearing from our roads, the demand and therefore price will slowly start to come down, they certainly wont go up. I recently scrapped several sets of Alfa alloys, 33, Alfetta Gtv, even a couple of 166 alloys. No one wants them and it will happen to the Teledial - not for a while yet though and until it does, £400 - £500 seems to be the norm.