5k: Mozzarella: 1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV

The Alfetta GTV lives somewhere in the grey zone between the appreciating classic tipo 105 GTV and still depreciating Alfa Romeo 90 & 164 sedans.  The Giorgetto Giugiaro designed Alfetta GTV manages to avoid the questionable styling (i.e. ugly) that covered many cars during the early 1970s and is also a great driver’s car. What more can you ask for in a cheap modern classic?  Rock solid reliability…meh…you don’t need that!  Find this 1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV offered here on craigslist for $4,750 in Moreland, GA.  Tip from PB.

The Milanese fastback was built from 1972-1987 and used a transaxle and de Dion beam mounted in the back. The early examples used a DOHC inline-4 borrowed from the tipo 105 GTV, but after 1980, a GTV6 version was available a 2.5 liter V6.

The 2.0 liter mounted up front pushes out 150 horsepower and 170 ft-lbs of torque into a rear mounted 5 speed manual transaxle.  Various interweb sources list the GTV weight as something in the neighborhood of 2300 lbs, which would make the little Italian quite a toss-able little corner carver.

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