Fresh Full Engine Rebuild
Low Mile Example
VIN # AR302xxxx**
ENG# AR01500 *05**
67,900 Miles (Believed to be original)
5,900 Miles on Full Engine Rebuild
Verde Muschio Chiaro – Light Moss Green (227) on Maremma Wild Boar Tex Vinyl
5-speed Manual Transmission
Clean and Clear California Title
Very straight and Dry Example
Alfa Romeo Owners Club Owner
The Alfa Romeo 105/115 series coupes just look right. They have the right proportions. They have the right stance. They have right amount of everything. They look, feel, sound, and drive like a perfectly balanced machine. These are one of those cars that everyone usually speaks of with fondness in their voice. They make you want to enjoy vintage motoring. They are alluring vehicles and truly one of those “gateway drugs” into the world of classic car collecting.
This Alfa was built in August of 1973 and sold new on November 6th, 1973 through the Alfa Romeo dealership in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Although not much is known about this Alfa’s early life, we believe the miles to be original based on the condition of the unrestored chassis. It appears that it spent most of its life garaged in the North West. In particular, the previous owner was a mature gentleman who lived in Spokane, Washington and appeared to have owned the car for more than a decade. He didn’t drive many miles, but he was responsible largely for the car’s current mechanical condition. Highlights of work he performed include:
- Major drivetrain work/full engine rebuild (2005 @62k-miles)
- Refinish Case/Block and head work
- Bore out oil galley plugs
- Clean and polish journals
- Recore radiator
- New timing chains
- Chrome performance header
- New motor and transmission mounts
- Clutch kit
- Conrod bearings
- Replaced valves
- Weber carburetors (40 DCOE)
- Performance cams
- Oil pump
- 10.4:1 high compression piston and cylinder set
- Resealed transmission
Once the motor and transmission work was completed on April 15th, 2005, this owner kept a log of all the trips he took and miles on the motor (see pic) until he sold it.
The recent owner purchased the car from this Washington owner on September 9th, 2010. He is a long time Orange County vintage car enthusiast who I’ve known for nearly 20-years. Although most of his experience was with German cars, he has always been interested in owning a GTV. He searched for the right example for quite some time. He wanted to avoid a project as he already had plenty of those. Once he found this car, he had a local Alfa specialist in the Washington area visit the seller and go through a 50-point checklist the buyer provided him with. The inspection went very well as the inspector found the car to be a solid example with no major issues.
For the 7-years, this owner has only driven the car about 1,000-miles. It was mostly used for local weekend driving to Cars & Coffee and other Orange County events. In all reality, he enjoys tinkering on the cars in his garage more than driving them. During his ownership, most of his energy was spent enhancing the car’s look and making some minor mechanical refinements. Highlights of the work he did included:
- GTA-style 15” wheels
- GTA-style front grill with mesh backing (original included)
- 7” Hella European headlight upgrade
- Electronic ignition
- Bilstein shocks with GTV performance springs
- Wrinkle coat red Alfa valve cover
- New exhaust system
- Replace spark plugs, ignition wires, and rotor
- Upgraded Alfaholics aluminum carburetor mounts
- Rebuild driveshaft
- Brake pads (Ferodo) and rotors all the way around
- Stainless steel brake lines
- Replaced wheel bearings
- Choke tube
- Full alignment
We helped him sell the car about 2-years ago to another local Orange County enthusiast. This owner preferred looking at the car more than driving it and only added another few hundred miles. He is a long time air-cooled engine builder and took care of the following services:
- Cross-drilled brake rotors and fresh brake pads (all 4 corners)
- Stainless steel brake lines
- Clutch slave cylinder
- High temp brake fluid and flush
- New fuel lines and fuel filter (flushed fuel tank)
- Electric fuel pump
- Install new choke cable to choke under dash
- New spark plugs
- Grease front hub seals and pack wheel bearings
The exterior was painted over 20-years ago. It was a remarkable job as it shows very few signs of wear. It was obviously a glass out higher level job. There are minimal signs of use and very few imperfections. On the driver side near the lower wheel wells are some small bubbles in the paint (see pics). They have not changed in over a decade and are due to contaminants during paint prep. The metal behind the panel is solid with no signs of corrosion. The quadrifoglio fender decals are vinyl and can easily be removed. The panel fitment is quite good. The passenger door could fit better with some adjustment and installation of the new rubber door seals included. The GTA-style 15” wheels are in perfect condition and are wrapped in Dunlop tires with near full tread. Although they are older, there are no signs of age. The brakes are fresh as well. All the glass looks great with no chips or cracks. The original bumpers with turn signals have been removed for a more aggressive look. They are in excellent condition and included with the sale (see pic).
The interior looks equally as nice and well preserved. The driver seat is a period-correct Recaro-style sport seat while the passenger seat is stock. Both have been recently recovered and have no tears or rips. The door panels, carpet, and headliner all are in very good condition with no major blemishes. The dash has a couple typical cracks (see pics). All the gauges operate properly as do the all the lights. The dealer installed radio does power up and makes some sound, but needs an antennae for proper use.
This GTV is a high level driver. If it sits for days/weeks, it needs a little coaxing to start, as it’s a bit cold blooded. However, once it starts, it holds a nice idle and revs easily. The power feels strong with no hesitation as it climbs through the RPMs. The steering is light and nimble with sharp turn in. It drives straight with no pulling. The brakes work great with strong initial bite and no fading. The 5-speed shifts smoothly with no grinding or clutch slipping. This example would be ideal for one of the many local vintage touring events that keep popping up and a welcome addition to any enthusiasts collection.
California registration is paid through September of 2019.
Included with this Alfa are the original bumpers with all the turn signals, over riders with hardware, original grill, new door seals (to help correct door fitment), 3-ring binder with all recent service work (over 15-years), owner’s manual, original spare, car cover, spare stock seat, fresh set of brake rotors, and other miscellaneous small parts.
**Note: VIN and other numbers withheld to protect against fraud. All numbers including VIN, Engine, and color will be provided to serious buyers.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Paul at 714-335-4911 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This vehicle is sold “as-is” with no warranty, written or implied. In some cases, the vehicle does have the remaining factory warranty still in place and will be described above if that is the case. All taxes and fees are the responsibility of the buyer and are not included in the listed price. All vehicle sales will require a $170 administration fee. The vehicle listed is described to the best of our ability. The information is based on our own research and statements made to us by the previous owner(s). To the best of our knowledge, the above information is accurate. We are not responsible for errors in our description of options or any other details. The above-mentioned vehicle is used and can be expected to show some wear and tear. It is not a brand new vehicle. We do welcome all local pre-purchase inspections on vehicles in order to verify condition.
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