It might be slightly premature since I am waiting on a letter from Georgia DMV stating this car had no title issued due to its age, but since the money is spent and the garage space is filled I might as well go for it. I bought this 1969 GTV, number 1530320, one of the six hundred some-odd US spec 69 GTV’s made, because hey, a deal you can’t refuse is exactly that.
Quite a pair these two make. All I need is a white Alfa and I’d have the national colors of most majority caucasian nations. That big chunk missing from the trunk is a bummer. I have the badges, they were stuck on with tape.
This is where the vroom comes from. Someone did me the favor of converting to Webers. It runs strong, is quite fast and doesn’t stop as good as it should since, as the careful scrutinizer of pictures will note, the vacuum line to the boosters is disconnected and plugged. Looking forward to getting in here and finding out which cams it has.
This is where you sit and enjoy the vroom while monitoring it’s vital signs. Oil pressure is great in this car. Most of the controls don’t work but as long as the gas pedal, shifter, steering wheel and brakes work who cares right?
I know what you are wondering and no, it doesn’t have much rust. I popped a rust zit on the lower corner of the passenger door and it was mainly a bad paint/door interface as the metal underneith was okay. My plan is to drive this to work this coming winter and decide in the Spring if it’s a keeper. By then I will have sorted out most of its bugs and it should be a some-what valuable car. All I need is about $1000 worth of parts (windshield, headliner, etc)from Centerline, a couple hunderd bucks worth of local upholstery work and 40 hours to massage it into shape.