Bang For The Lira- 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6 3.0

The Alfa GTV6 is one of the more curious cars from the 1980s that seems to be off the radar of collectors who are throwing buckets of cash at 911s and E30 M3s right now. Unlike the only a mother could love styled Milano sedan, the GTV6 was a handsome Giorgetto Giugiaro designed hatchback. It came equipped with the oh so lovely sounding Busso 2.5 SOHC V6 engine. The 2.5 engine was good for 160 hp which was decent for the time, but was much better known for the symphony of music it produced. Today’s car has plucked a 3.0 engine from a Milano Verde into its engine bay which should be good for at least a 28 hp increase over stock.  Find this 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6 for sale in Queens, NY for $6,500 via craigslist.

The seller does not provide a ton of details about the car or the swap:

car runs and drives excellent needs some cosmetic work in and out. the
shock towers are solid engine is a 3.0 and runs strong with no leaks
transmission shifts perfect. for further details call

The duct tape holding the MAF to the air box is not exactly confidence inspiring. On the plus side, the hugely bolstered Recaro LS seats are worth their weight in gold and will keep the driver firmly in place during spirited driving. I can not pin point the brand of aftermarket steering wheel, but it looks period correct and not out of place here.  The wheels on the car are also stock Milano Verde pieces.

The key to these Busso engines is to stay on top of the timing belt and tensioner changes. They should be done every 30k miles so it something to get very familiar with. The De Dion rear axle setup has inboard brakes that are a bit trickier to change than a normal setup.

See a funkier styled hatchback with a better sounding V6 engine? email

Cory is going to take advantage of the nice weather today before the snow arrives tonight.