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Calling anyone from Tipperary

I mentioned in another thread about wanting my old GTV6 back. I have tracked it as far as Newport in Tipperary. It is a red 83 D reg one. The only other detail that Nenagh tax office would give me is that the guy registered it in his name in Feb 2002, and that the last tax was July 1999.

Does anyone know who has her?

Email me thanks!

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I can't be of any help man. But I could have a look at it for ya if you like?
 
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Re: Calling anyone from Tipperary

It's a long shot but what about getting in contact with a few radio shows.

Tipp Fm the local radio station TippFm.com :: Home :: County Tipperary's Radio Station

or maybe Fix It Friday with Ray D'Arcy on Today Fm TODAY FM


Also PM sent.
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Thanks David for all your helpful suggestions.
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Tipperary? Isn't that a long way?






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It's a very long way....

First World War.com - Vintage Audio - It's a Long Way to Tipperary

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Lmao at Alfa martini where did ya find that haha
 
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Re: Calling anyone from Tipperary

I want to resurrect this thread as I really want the car back.

As far as I know it is in Newport, Co Tipperary. It was bought in Feb 2002 and the number is 83D3848.

It is a red 1983 GTV6 with the UK importer dash - consensus of opinion calls this the series 2 or 1.5. It is the one after the split dash, but before the more common later type.

If no-one can help, I will have to go down there and knock very door in the place

A couple of pics from when I owned her in the early 90's.

Thanks! GRAHAM
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Re: Calling anyone from Tipperary

Hi Belfast
There is an owner of a Red GVT6 on the AlfaIreland site, I am pretty sure its isnt yours however as it still has a northern reg. but as there arent that many of them the owners may know each other.
Here is a link to a picture taken from the gallery on the site, you might have to join up in order to see it though (but it is free).
http://www.alfaireland.ie/gallery2/m...5d6b1204e8e2b3

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Re: Calling anyone from Tipperary

Thanks Gav, that looks like a GTV 2.0, maybe the one that was for sale on Carzone awhile back.

Any help would be appreciated
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I have been to Tipperary on my motorbike while touring

it is a very small place- only one road.. so youshould be able to find the car- if it still there
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Thanks Gav, that looks like a GTV 2.0, maybe the one that was for sale on Carzone awhile back.

Any help would be appreciated
Sorry I dont really know my old GTV's yet
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Seen this ad below and it made me think of this thread. Not an 83 but he may know the owner of yours


1981 Alfa Romeo GTV for sale in Tipperary Classic car Ireland
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Hi Belfast
There is an owner of a Red GVT6 on the AlfaIreland site, I am pretty sure its isnt yours however as it still has a northern reg. but as there arent that many of them the owners may know each other.
Here is a link to a picture taken from the gallery on the site, you might have to join up in order to see it though (but it is free).
http://www.alfaireland.ie/gallery2/m...5d6b1204e8e2b3

Best of luck with the search, and please do let us all know if we can help, and keep us updated.
Hi Gav, how did you manage to get to the alfaireland link? the homepage has been down for months now!
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Belfast,

A lot of alfisti down here use Gerry Campbell in Ti Autos, particularly for older models. I go in regularly and there is always Alfasuds and stuff like that in there. But if you give him both the reg numbers he will look up his records for you and tell you if the car has passed through him and he will give you the owners details, alternatively he may put you onto someone who could help.
His number is 0353 1 8386567.

Best of luck with the search but I think the radio station suggestion is the best. Sure if you find it between now and 20th September come down on the day and bring her to our Alfa meet in South Tipperary.

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Hi Gav, how did you manage to get to the alfaireland link? the homepage has been down for months now!
Yes that site is gone for good now because Paul (3ps) who was a member on here as well sold his Alfa's in favour of an old Merc
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tch looser, I heard he had a few Alfa's, not just a Bertie
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tch looser, I heard he had a few Alfa's, not just a Bertie
He had a 3L GTV as well but sold that, all of his cars have been absolutely mint though including the Merc
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im from newport!

hey im from newport and have had alfas for years but have never seen or heard about your gtv6,ill ask around but i doubt its around hear to be honest cause i would of bought it if that was the case!!
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Hi all. I haven't been on for awhile. But great news! I found the car and bought it back last year. I will post the amazing story later.
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Hi Belfast Child.

Read Your story. I am wery happy for You to have Your loved Alfa back. Know the feeling.

Best whishes from Denmark.

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Ok to recap, I had the Irish registration number and the last place it was registered in - Newport in Tipperary.

Whilst I was living in Canada, I came across a highly recommended series of books by Tom Cotter - the "In The Barn" series. One of the stories told how a guy had found an old bus he used to own using Streetview. I knew this would never work for me, but I gave it a go.

I "walked" all the streets of Newport, which didn't take too long, it's not that big. Anyhow, I found an independent mechanics number on the town website, and I phoned him up, thinking that if anyone had seen an old red Alfa, he would have. He said he had seen the car just 2 weeks before.

The story is that a fella came in looking a clutch done on his work Transit van. The mechanic was the only one who could do it in a hurry, and when he left the van back to the fella to get paid, the fella brought him into a shed and offered him the GTV6. As the mechanic is a Ford man, he wasn't interested and that's where it was left.

After I called, the mechanic was kind enough to dig the fella's number out of his old invoices and he gave it to me. I phoned the fella up and after ascertaining that it was indeed my car, he wanted to sell it to me. He even said, sure take it away and check it out and then send me what you think it's worth. I told him he was off his head and that I would be down with a trailer and cash on Saturday.

We settled on a price, which with hindsight was probably a wee bit high, but it didn't matter. I was getting my old car back. I hired a trailer - this was before I bought my own - and drove just over 4 hours down and just over 4 hours back and brought the old girl home.

I pushed it into a shed in the same yard it was sold out of 20 years before, and went to Tasmania on holiday for 6 weeks, a fortnight later. When I came back I stripped the car completely down to a bare shell, and had it blasted and primed.

So that's it so far, it is patiently waiting its turn in the queue. I have another GTV6 which I am doing as a stripped out sprint/hillclimb car with a 3lt 24v engine. Also a 3lt 75 Veloce which needs tidied and MOT'd, a 145 Cloverleaf which needs welded and MOT'd and my 159 which is having its gearbox sorted out as I type this.

So busy times ahead, but how else would we have it. ALFA - Always Looking For Another. Now to track down the 77 Twinspark I sold down south too!
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Sorry, I should also have said, I contacted Tom Cotter to tell him how his books inspired me, and he is putting my story into his next "In The Barn" book which is in production now!
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And also, I picked up a 3lt 12v for the car!
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