What about a 968? - I've always quite liked those...
I had a 968 Club Sport for 3 years and 60,000 miles a few years ago... Best car I have ever owned by a long way. I would have one again if funds allowed, ideally with the GTV along side it. It was supremely stable, practical (huge luggage area out the back), had the perfect driving position and all controls were perfectly weighted. Slightly quicker than a GTV V6 and how the gearbox, clutch, engine and chassis married together made it easy to drive hard - it flattered the driver. Still I sold it after the clutch gave up, taking the dual mass flywheel with it, presenting me with a main dealer bill for £2k.
One of the greatest regrets of my life.
I have wanted an Alfa since I was a child reading a book on cars, the type that goes through each marque, one by one. My father pointed out to me that Alfas were great to drive "but they rust so are not good to own". This was the late 70s / early 80s. As a teenager I wanted him to buy a 75 3.0 Veloce. He never did and preferred SAABs and the like.
Some people like going against their parents' will, to demonstrate bravery and prove them wrong. I guess I am at times like that and owning my GTV may be a symptom of this.
Otherwise what appeals is owning a legendary italian V6, the type of which may never be allowed again, in a tiny jewel-like package. Of all the cars I have owned, the GTV is the one I have done the most work on. Not because it was necessary but more because it is so accessible. This must be a factor in creating a legion of enthusiasts.
The GTV lacks the overall integrity of the package that my 968 had. Still I am attached to the GTV, you can accept that it will have weaknesses because Alfas are never perfect. But the sound and the delivery of the Busso, the design of the rear lighting strip, the apertures in the bonnet for the headlights, the retro inspired instrument binnacles - all these compensate and more. This time though, I have learnt my lesson. No plans to sell.