A friend of mine from Rotterdam once told me, "if you ain't Dutch, you ain't much." I honestly think there's some truth to that statement after visiting Amsterdam and parts of the Dutch countryside. With interesting people comes interesting cars, it seems. Of all the vehicles we cover here at CICFS and our sister site, German Cars for Sale Blog, some of the most immaculate and unique specimens hail from The Netherlands. This restored Alfa Romeo GTV6 with a 3.0 liter V6 is just one such car, a very impressive specimen of one of the most revered sports cars to come out of Italy in the 1980s.
Hereby I want to sell my super maintained Alfa Romeo GTV6, with 3.0 liter engine. Fully restored (October 1997 to August 1999). Only driven 4,500 km (only in good weather). Nearly perfect cosmetically and mechanically. Engine: 2959 CC/188PS. Cylinder head completely overhauled, six new cylinder liners, six new pistons. Crankshaft balanced, clutch replaced, valve cover and air intake are glass-pearl blasted and polished. All engine parts are cosmetic reconditioned. New timing belt, spark plugs, etc. Interior absolutely spotless and nearly like new! Body: two new front fenders, new spare wheel well, new paint job. Color Alfa Rosso 130. Extra's: car is lowered, central locking with remote control including immobilizer, 16 inch Zender wheels, original wheels (4x), power steering fitted after steering body was overhauled. Car has new "Apk" (Dutch MOT).
I've rarely seen a GTV6 in such great condition, and the level of reconditioning here is impressive. The Zender wheels are a nice period touch and the velour upholstery is a welcome change from the usual worn out leather trim we see in these cars. At the equivalent of $20,000, this is a big ask for a GTV6, no matter the vintage. This is surely a case of the seller attempting to recoup restoration costs. It's unlikely he'll get the asking price, as this car may bring $15,000 at the high end. In a few years time, though, as a new generation of enthusiasts come of age, we just may see GTV6 values take off in the manner that the earlier Giulia GTVs have.