Phase 1 Advice
Morning chaps and chapesses,
Iím going to see a GTV this weekend and I have to say Iím a little bit excited. Managed to find one advertised locally pretty cheap.
I bought a 147 Ďspares repairsí project this time last year and sheís going in for her bodywork this weekend and is just about back up to the standard Iím happy with, so I need a new project. Here is where the GTV comes inÖ
Iíve never owned a GTV before but Iíve always been a little bit fond of them Ė who can resist those lines, right? I have had enough Alfas over the last 10 years to be sufficiently daft enough to take something on I think.
Iím looking at a phase 1, I like the semi-retroness of them and have a vision in mind for it.
It needs some attention and tidying up although is essentially mechanically sound (pending an MOT inspection) as far as I can tell. The biggest Ďthingí on her seems to be some rear arch rust, which will have to be a trip to the body shop for removal and repair. No drama.
My question is, having read all the buyers guide and typical faults stuff which is a few years old itself now, is are there any major pitfalls or anything I need to look out for with an older GTV thatíll cause me any major headaches if I miss?
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