Originally Posted by selespeed
Azzurro Nuvola (or Nuvola Blue as the English call it) was indeed available on the GTV. But also on the 147, 156, 166, GT and Spider. Although I never saw it on a spider.
I had the same colour combination on my 147 Selespeed and I really liked it. The colour was introduced on the Nuvola, a gorgeous prototype shown on the Paris Motorshow in 1996. The colour went in production on the 156 and was a pricey option. During the years the colour got even more and more expensive. Nowadays the colour costs € 2k over here (NL). Which explains why the colour is so rare.
Two pics of my 147. One shows perfectly how the colour changes when the angle of the light changes.
OK, I think I can categorically say from the fantastic example photos selespeed has posted that it may not be azzuro nuvola on my friends GTV Spider, the blue on his is actually a lot bluer almost like a powder blue, and the flip of the colour is VERY visibly different on the curves of the car. Until I get some photo's it's going to be really difficult to describe it any better.
I do know that the paint is an original Alfa paint because a condition of the sale was for the GRP hood to be resprayed as it was covered in chips. The garage that he bought it from told him they used the proper alfa paint (correctly aged) for the respray.
Overall condition of the car is beautiful, i'll give me mate a ring and get him to take some photos of it and i'll get them on here, hopefully within next week.
Any idea's on the colour of the interior? Not Tan Leather, not Cream Leather but a kind of Orangey Tan colour (and orangey carpit trim). Interior leather is original as it has the Alfa Logo in seat backs.
Thanks for your interest.