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View Poll Results: Alfa Romeo GTV6
Sub Zero 34 50.00%
Cool 32 47.06%
Uncool 2 2.94%
Seriously Uncool 0 0%
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Alfa Romeo GTV6

One of Alfa's beloved coupes. Is it cool?
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Has to be cool and getting chillier every year.
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Based on Jeremy Clarkson´s logic it should be seriously uncool - as he owned one
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Based on Jeremy Clarkson´s logic it should be seriously uncool - as he owned one
Pah! What does he know?

It probably might have been back then.
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Up there with the coolest of coo - the car that made me fall in love with Alfa Romeo
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Oh the original with the split binnacle ; rev counter in front of steering wheel
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Cool, love the front end styling.
 
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Very Cool!!... I seriously wanted one back in the mid to late eighties, but was always too strapped with heavy mortgage payments etc.
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Cool, love the front end styling.
Yes, it looks great. Something a bit wrong at the other end - perhaps it's degree of overhang or maybe the wheel diameter/arch. Can't put my finger on it.
 
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Yes, it looks great. Something a bit wrong at the other end - perhaps it's degree of overhang or maybe the wheel diameter/arch. Can't put my finger on it.
Kind of reminds me of what happens when you build a passat sized car on a golf platform ! You get a long rear overhang . I think the long rear overhang looks good on the Gtv from rear three quarters though.
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Geogeous, apart from the 'slab' of black plastic on the bonnet.
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Geogeous, apart from the 'slab' of black plastic on the bonnet.
I prefer the original as Giugiaro intended .Reminiscent of his Audi show car in the body cross section 1973 Audi Karmann Asso di Picche (ItalDesign) - Studios
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Yes, it looks great. Something a bit wrong at the other end - perhaps it's degree of overhang or maybe the wheel diameter/arch. Can't put my finger on it.
I agree… It looks like a classic small 2 door coupe which has been developed into a stretched 4 door version based on the existing wheelbase (hence the need for a lower rear wheel arch); but at the end of the day it was probably decreed that although the additional rear legroom + acceptable boot space was to be retained, the rear doors were to be axed (perhaps due to the cost of the door installations plus additional bracing to counter resultant chassis flex etc)... Hence the degree of overhang.

Whatever, it’s a very stylish and attractive design - both in its day, and now.
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Oh the original with the split binnacle ; rev counter in front of steering wheel
that's how my former GTV6 was set up; split binnacle, but the speedo in front of the driver, not the rev counter (i don't know whether any UK GTV6s - or any UK Alfetta GTVs - with the split dash had the rev counter in front of the driver).

With respect to the split dash LHD cars that had the rev counter in front of the driver, Alfa was asked at the Alfetta GTV's launch whether it was pandering irresponsibly to the boy-racer, not least in the middle of a fuel crisis. To which - with Alfa's former characteristic wit, brilliance and deft subject avoidance skills - it argued that putting the rev counter in front of the driver during a fuel crisis was actually a very smart move, and not boy racer-ish at all; all the better for helping the driver carefully monitor the engine revs, and drive more cautiously. As if!

Not long after launch, Alfa lost faith in its response...and the rpm gauge and speedo swapped places

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The GTV6 always will be one of my favourite cars. I loved
driving them and, for me, it will always be cool



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It was definitely cool at the time, but I really don't like those 70's early 80's lines at all. All those straight lines.... This isn't an Alfa thing, just in general I don't like designs from that period. Much prefer earlier or later designs.

So, cool - for its time.
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That's definitely cool.

No attempt to follow the crowd, either in looks or layout, quirky, interesting and it's an Alfa.
 
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I cant say its uncool. I just cant bring myself to say it

I appreciate im new to Alfa in comparison to most of the geezers on here and that i am likely to be banished from the lands for this but i dont think its a particularly good looking beast and it looks awkward from some angles stance-wise

But, its an Alfa, its RWD and it has the V6. Oh and its been in a Bond film so it must be cool

Still doesnt do much for me though
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[QUOTE=AlfaMartini;4911205]I agree… It looks like a classic small 2 door coupe which has been developed into a stretched 4 door version based on the existing wheelbase (hence the need for a lower rear wheel arch); but at the end of the day it was probably decreed that although the additional rear legroom + acceptable boot space was to be retained, the rear doors were to be axed (perhaps due to the cost of the door installations plus additional bracing to counter resultant chassis flex etc)... Hence the degree of overhang.

Not quite sure what all this means - the GTV6 was based on the Alfetta saloon that was actually 5 inches longer. I would say the overhangs are not excessive for the day but certainly more than you'd see in a modern hatch. I agree that some photos can make it look strange - you really need to see it in the flesh - compared with modern, blotted cars, it is really quite small.
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I cant say its uncool. I just cant bring myself to say it

I appreciate im new to Alfa in comparison to most of the geezers on here and that i am likely to be banished from the lands for this but i dont think its a particularly good looking beast and it looks awkward from some angles stance-wise

But, its an Alfa, its RWD and it has the V6. Oh and its been in a Bond film so it must be cool

Still doesnt do much for me though
I'm with you on this. Not a particularly good looking car. But then I'm not an Alfa Romeophile, Italophile, or any kind of phile really. I buy cars that i like the look of, not too bothered about the marque.
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Not quite sure what all this means - the GTV6 was based on the Alfetta saloon that was actually 5 inches longer. I would say the overhangs are not excessive for the day but certainly more than you'd see in a modern hatch. I agree that some photos can make it look strange - you really need to see it in the flesh - compared with modern, blotted cars, it is really quite small.
I'm familiar with the GTV6 developement background, and would love to own one... I was simply offering an "off-the-wall" non-historic as-seen styling scenario in response to mudhut's comments
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