Advice - CF1 blown motor
After some advice regarding a GTV, please? Of all the Alfas Iíve had over the years Iíve never actually had a GTV so Iím ashamedly inexperienced at this point.
Iíve seen locally to me a GTV 2.0 alloy top (CF1) but I suspect itís got a blown motor. Itís got a good rattle to it and if you give it some encouragement smokes well too! Otherwise the car is well looked after so itíd be a shame to see her go for scrap.
Iíve only ever dealt with the later CF2 and 3 motors and a quick search around the internet suggests the alloy top motors are not easy to come by, so what are the options for replacement of the motor?
Anyone more in the know regarding GTVs able to give a bit of advice on value too would be appreciated. Believe the guy selling wants £900 for it although if the motor is dead I think this could be a little high?
Please impart wisdom; my wife is begging me to do something as she really likes the dam thing! Haha
Thank you everyone, Ben
1999 156 1.8TS Sport Pack 3
2001 166 3.0 V6 24V Super
2003 156 GTA 3.2 V6 24V
2005 156 1.9 JTDM-Jet Sport
2008 159 1.9 JTDM Lusso
1997 GTV 2.0TS Lusso
2001 147 1.6TS Lusso