1977 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT

We've featured a few nice examples of the GTV6, Alfa Romeo's last affordable sports coupe to be sold in the US. Enthusiasts are waiting with baited breath for the mid engined 4C to arrive stateside, here is a clean example of the car that begat the GTV6, the Alfetta GT. With a twin cam four cylinder engine in 1.6 and 1.8 liter capacities, this coupe was a bit lighter on its feet and in the power department than its later brethren, but still offered an entertaining, well balanced drive. This GT for sale in California looks handsome in dark blue and had one owner between 1979 and 2010.

1977 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT

I am selling my 1977 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT. I will start with the history of the car that I have been able to obtain. It was purchased new at Cotton Goff Alfa Romeo in Buena Park California. The original owner then traded it in or sold it back to Cotton Goff in 1979. That is when the owner prior to me purchased it. He purchased it from Cotton Goff in 1979. I have the factory maintenance book and prior to his purchase it had been maintained at the dealer. From 1979 until 2010 when I purchased the car he was the owner. He maintained it very well during the life of the car. I have many receipts from this maintenance. Generally he tried to take it to Zimmerman Autosport in Vista CA. He took very good care of the car and kept it in a garage nearly all of the time he had it. I actually purchased it from his daughter after he passed away. I am sure had that not happened he would still be driving it today.

When I obtained the car it was still in very good shape. Needed a bit of cleaning up, but that was about it. It was running a bit rough due to a bad thermostatic actuator. I replaced that and re tuned it for the new actuator and it has been running great ever since. It smogs fine in California and I will smog it for any California purchase. The problems with the car are few, but I will list them below.

The oil pressure gauge is a bit finicky. It works most of the time, but sometimes it does not.
It has two minor rust spots. One is just above the rear bumper on the rear drivers side of the back. The other is at the bottom of the passenger fender right by the door. Pictured below.
The dash has two cracks in it.
It grinds a bit going into second which is common with these. Double clutching eliminates this problem.

Overall this car is in incredible shape for its age. It is pretty much all original. I have reupholstered the drivers seat. I also had the rear hatch and the front core support(in front of the hood) repainted due to scratches and a few dings. The paint is in great shape and the interior is as well. It drives beautifully and runs flawlessly. It leaks a tiny bit of oil, but for a 35 year old car nothing major. I have really enjoyed this car, but now it is time to pass it on to someone else. I hope this description has been helpful. Please feel free to email with any questions.

Later GTV models in good condition are bringing on average between $7,000 to $12,000 these days. The four cylinder versions tend to bring a bit less, but there are those that value the earlier GT versions for their lighter weight and greater design purity. This GT is presented well, and even considering its faults, will probably bring somewhere between $6,000 to $8,000.

-Paul

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  1. These rust a lot worse than a GTV6, especially the late model GTV6.

    Do not remove this from the southwest if you buy it.

    There is a lot of info for engine swaps for these too, like twin spark engines and other 4 cylinders.

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