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Join Date: Jul 2013
Personally the premium for a cup doesn't appeal to me, after all it's the exact same as a gtv v6, except with a body kit and a plaque. As I buy my cars for solely driving purposes I'd have a gtv v6 with all the goodies, than a standard cup. If it was to lock up in the garage for ten years and hope the price rose, then it'd be a cup, but I'd sooner take my chances with a clean jap import (something like a 180sx) than with any Alfa from that era, except the sz.
Sadly I can't see my own gtv ever being worth that much. Although it's mechanically perfect, with close to 150k miles on the clock it'll never be desirable due to the milage. That doesn't bother me, as I'll still have the same if not better driving experience of the lower milage cars. Future value doenst bother me, how it drives does.
To the poster with cup 125, if you enjoy driving it, continue to do so, if you want to make money, sell now and invest in an asset class that appreciates a lot better than cars.
A chap over here in ireland (used to be a member on here) made a very good point to us a few days ago.
He has an Aurelia b20 that he races (and rebuilding due to a bad crash in a race).
In 1954 3500 pounds
In 1968 250 pounds
In 1999 14000 pounds
In 2011 85-90k pounds
Nice appreciation over the last 10 years.
However, in comparison a red brick house on one of Ireland's leafiest streets was around 6k pounds in the 1960s. It's now worth multiple millions.
If you want to make money, there's a lot better ways to do it than cars.
If you want to have fun, well then you can't beat a fast car on a twisty road.
Pm for good price on parts for your 156 v6