I got my gtv (a childhood dream for me) a couple of weeks back, and i thought i would share it with you guys!
It's a 1.8 twin spark in blue with tan leather with ~48k miles on the clock. The first owner had spent litteraly a small fortune on it: Novitec Turbo kit, Novitec dampers/Eibach springs, Brembo 4pot kit, ph3 nose, cup body kit, autodelta diffuser, quad exhaust, the lot! A couple of pictures:
The bad news is that the last 5 years it's barely done 500 miles in total, and the last two i bet it hadn't moved an inch. Alfas tend not to like that, so i had all kinds of niggles to sort out.
A few words on the turbo kit. It is, hands down, the most appalling conversion/upgrade i've seen on my entire automotive life. The plumbing on the intake is the wrong size, no other word for it, by some 20mm, and they used a maf casing with a sensor on it
as an extension (they probably lacked a piece of ally pipe). The exhaust is simply horrid from end to end, chopped up stock manifold to fit the turbocharger, 52mm downpipe (that's nearly the stock sizing of the NA engine, to put it into perspective), and the rest of the system is as if it's bent, put toghether and welded by a retarded ape. To top it all off, novitec probably weren't able to remap the all-new (back then) stock ECU, so they downgraded it, and the replacement came from one of the very early 156 1.6. Although it seems they weren't all that able to remap that one either, because it does about 10mpg... It downright amazes me that despite all these, it goes like the clappers, and i can only imagine the potential it has when everything is sorted out.
There's a lot of work to be done on the car, so if you're interested i'd be more than happy to keep this thread alive with updates!