Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: I would rather not say
[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.