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1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6

The Alfa Romeo GTV6 has been identified as one of the definitive sports coupes of the 1980s by critics as of late. Sure, it wasn’t the fastest of its breed, but who can argue with the sonorous V6, balance offered by a rear-mounted gearbox and looks that are decidedly Italian? This GTV6 for sale in Pennsylvania has a new clutch, brakes and paint job and has covered well under 100,000 miles.

Year: 1986
Model: GTV6
Engine: 2.5 liter V6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 71,605 mi
Price: $15,000 Buy It Now


Condition: Very good condition, all original, garage kept (climate controlled garage), new clutch, new calibers, new brakes very clean, very little wear on leather seats, and a new paint job.

History: Service record upon request.

Payment: Wire transfer, cash in person, and/or certified bank check. $16,000 or Best Offer.

Shipping: Will not ship! Pick up in person. No Paypal will be accepted!

When these cars were new, much like it’s sedan counterpart, the Milano, I didn’t give them much thought. Perhaps it was because I was younger or that I took for granted at the time that Alfa Romeo would be around forever in this market. In any case, if BMW E30 prices are spooking you lately, the GTV6 may just do the trick. The price of this car is a bit reaching. I’d suspect somewhere in the $10,000 to $13,000 range at best would be all of the money.


1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6 – REVISIT

The one-owner 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6 is back up for sale with a Buy It Now price lowered by $500. For anyone looking for an unmolested GTV6, your search has ended.

1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6 on eBay - REVISIT

The below post originally appeared on our site August 26, 2013:

Alfa Romeo began to go through some changes in the late 1980s. While the Spider continued on through a fourth generation in the 1990s, the coupes and sedans would undergo a transformation to front-wheels drive. Ultimately, an Alfa Romeo coupe would not return to the US market before the marques demise in this country in 1995, leaving this final year GTV6 for sale in Georgia as a representative of the last of the breed. These coupes have been recognized for their poise, balance and overall driving enjoyment which they provide and yet they still remain rather affordable.

Year: 1986
Model: GTV6
Engine: 2.5 liter V6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 123,633 mi
Price: $11,000 Buy It Now


Offering at NO RESERVE... a very nice one owner 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV-6 (The last year of it’s production, with improved shifting and A/C). Clean Georgia title in hand. Very rare Champagne (only offered in 86) (gold) with black pinstriped velour interior with 123,633 miles. Tom purchased this car new from my father at Paul Spruell Alfa, Inc. in Chamblee GA. This GTV-6 has been very well cared for and it shows.

It is a very original and unmolested example, cared for by an AROC member. It is equipped with the sunroof and it still has the original (working) radio. The only aftermarket modifications that I saw, were the Hella H4 low beam headlights, some MB Quart speakers and two center mufflers. No accidents... No rust. I started this car up on the first turn of the key and it drives superbly.

I intentionally did some 3rd to 2nd downshifts while the car was still cold (as cold as it gets in South GA in August) to test the 2nd gear syncro... and it is good. The engine and drive-line are smooth. When you remove the oil cap from the 2.5 liter 154 HP V-6, it looks like new inside (very clean). It is equipped with a factory catalytic converter and a has a documented history of passing Georgia state emissions test with flying colors.

The stock suspension is tight without any noise. The Michelin tires are perfect, with only 3,000 miles and the original wheels are in excellent cosmetic condition. The cooling system functions properly with both fans cycling correctly. The body is as good as it gets, with only a few trivial nicks that have been touched up. Other than a few tiny drips on the garage floor... the car has no leaks to be concerned about.

Electrical items work (windows, mirrors, lights, wipers, blower fan, gauges). The dash clock does not work. It comes with the original books, manuals, receipts (back to the delivery paperwork), spare keys, emergency window crank and a factory service manual. It has the emergency jack, spark plug swivel socket tool and pouch. Also, it has the brown plastic tool pouch with the lug wrench and pliers. So the tools are not quite complete.

Recent work:

Just done – Brake master cylinder, left rear brake caliper and rear brake pads.

May 2004 – Timing belt, tensioner & water pump. New ignition switch.

November 2004 – new clutch assembly, drive-shaft bearing and rear flex joint

Here are the important details.

The steering wheel is slightly off center to the right, however the alignment seems okay (drives straight).

A/C does not work. The last time it was charged (years ago) it did work. So... it has a leak.

Rear view mirror needs to be glued back to windshield.

Although the car has been garaged kept, the dash does have a crack near the top vent and also I did notice that the RPM needle is slightly bent.

The left front turn indicator lens has a couple of cracks, that have been taped up to keep moisture out.

The battery has also been replaced recently and the hold down bracket looks like it needs to be modified to secure the battery.

Very typical of the GTV-6.... someone tried to close the hood without pulling the prop from the locked position and bent the hood prop. So it needs to be straightened in order to work.

The gas cap key will turn the lock cylinder, but the cap will not lock.

On this model, the antenna is built into the windshield. I could see a couple of spots where it has been compromised, so don’t expect the best reception, without adding an external antenna.

It has a small tear on the drivers side seat side bolster and the usual interior felt coming loose from the door gasket (but gaskets are not torn).

The white plastic bezel around the sunroof handle needs to be dyed and the headliner is in better than average cosmetic condition.

The rear trunk/hatch logo emblem is showing its age.

The only spot of rust I found was a nickel size hole in the spare wheel floor pan. Also, the spot welds on the tow hook on the bottom of the spare wheel pan have come loose, from where it was towed at some point. But it did not bend or tear the sheet metal. I know these cars and where to look for rust. No rust under the cowl area in the engine bay, None at the front shock towers. Although, I did not remove the plastic rocker trim behind the front wheels, I could see no indication of rust.

No disappointments here. Drive this car anywhere. Once funds have cleared, you can take it. No games. Also, temporary garage storage is okay, as long as the car is paid for. I have many detailed pictures upon request. Car is located in Moultrie GA (200 miles (3 hours) south of Atlanta GA). Call Todd Spruell 678 665-1997


Beige isn’t my favorite color choice for an Italian sports coupe, but beggars can’t be choosers when it comes to a clean GTV6. This car has a lot going for it, not the least of which is the condition, AROC member ownership and service history. The asking price is right around the range of what mint GTV6s are pulling, which is between $8,000 to $12,000. I’d expect someone to snap this one up in short order. Whoever buys it will have a blast on the back roads, tackling the twisty bits.


1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6

The Alfa Romeo GTV6 is one of the leading performance bargains in terms of readily available Italian classics stateside. This final year GTV6 comes to us from our reader Michael. Look up the definition of "survivor" in the dictionary, and it wouldn't be out of place if this car's photo was right next to the entry.

Year: 1986
Model: GTV6
Engine: 2.5 liter V6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 114,000 miles


Original paint. California car. No rust. No 2nd gear synchro problems. Perfect dash and interior. No cracks tears or wear spots. Clean Carfax. Records and receipts from 1990. Thousands of dollars or parts , some unobtanium. Never dismantled or wrecked.


Well documented original GTV6, previously owned by Andy Reid of Classic Motorsport Magazine, and detailed in ABB. See Andy’s comments in a recent CMM article he wrote. Said to be the last or one of the last GTV6 imported to USA; while I cannot prove that, I have yet to see a higher VIN number.


A prior owner commented in ABB: “The car's condition considering its age is really quite impressive. Interior beautiful with no dash cracks, a/c works, factory cloth seats impeccable, original paint beautifully preserved”. Perhaps an email from a local Alfisti best sums it up: after driving my car he sent me an email “Michael, It was a pleasure meeting you also and thanks for letting me see and drive probably the best example of a GTV6 survivor I have ever seen.”

Sometimes pictures can make a car look much nicer than it is - however my Alfa really looks this nice and personal inspection will leave you wondering how a car can survive 27 years, with original paint, in this nice condition. Even the front and rear window seals are free of cracks, dry rot and the interior has no rips or dash cracks. The interior is in superb near time-warp condition, with excellent dashboard, upholstery, carpets, and trim. The gauges are excellent, as are all switches and controls. Even the seat belt buzzer works. She has 114K original miles, and can be driven daily, and even in Atlanta heat she will run 80MPH all day long with A/C on. My daughter and I took her to Lake Keowee several times last summer without a problem. The body is excellent, with even, consistent gaps and straight panels. It even has the OEM manual window crank if the PW fails, and the fusebox is in perfect condition.

This is an excellent opportunity to acquire an interesting fun to drive, attractive classic Italian sports car. The ANSA exhaust really sings sweet music, but the stereo has been upgraded and has separate amp in trunk if you want to listen to music. I drive my cars so the engine bay is not detailed but that's an easy project if you want to show her. On the road, at every Caffeine and Octane, or Italian car day people come up to talk about this beauty. I drove her about 2K miles this past year, did an oil and transaxle fluid change with synthetic oil and have had no issues whatsoever.

I have accumulated many parts, mostly based on experience, ABB postings, and availability. They will come with the car and are pictured. These include:

60526262 OEM speedometer sender (very expensive, NLA)

70128 fuel filter

OEM rear hatch seal

CL864 Clutch master cylinder

34271000 Brake Light Switch

2 OEM speaker grills

Several door mirror gastkets, mounts, frames, motor etc

AR382 airfilter

OEM gas cab and Key

BH119 Braided brake line

2 OEM 60529011 pedals

25251000 hydraulic tensioner kit

60522581 rear motor mount

25602000 radiator fan switch

22004000 Power window motor

package of OEM door panel retaining clips

OEM horn button

Variety of connectors and relays, washers

Gauge cluster/switch assembly

30091000 Voltage regulator

exhaust hanger donuts

transmission mounts

What’s not perfect?

Rear hatch seal has 3 inch worn segment. It doesn't leak so I haven’t replaced it, but I have an OEM replacement that will come with the car. There is a small passenger quarter panel ding measuring 3/4”x3/8”. It barely shows in the pics it is so small. I am sure it can be banged out by a dentless shop if you want. Lastly, it has the 2 blower Tropicaire AC, and it blows ice cold but the second blower that powers the side vents doesn't power on. I have schematics for it - probably it's the microswitch. Unless you live somewhere much hotter than Atlanta, I don't think you will care.

Bottom line

This is a skydrive with many pictures, and paint meter readings, undercarriage and interior shots, etc. The pics range from a year or so ago when I got her, to this month, showing no deterioration or changes other than the miles I put on. There is even a pic showing the original door paint taken when I R&R’d a mirror. I have included paint gauge readings as well.

She has custom Cocoa mats, no second gear crunch, no dash cracks or tears in the upholstery and the engine pulls nicely in a very linear fashion. The exhaust note is to die for (ansa rear section). You will be hard pressed to find a nicer, more original, well maintained GTV6 anywhere. The underside is clean and dry and rust free. Check out those factory floor pans and seams and rockers, battery box and spare tire container.

Email me or call if any questions. Hagerty has value 14K as a Number 2 car. While I think this is nicer, it is a car I drive about 2K per year, so I cant really claim it as a #1. Michael 4048454713 or mibiv12@gmail.com or PM me.

This is certainly one of the nicer GTV6s I've seen lately, as many I've come across might look good on the outside, but have a worn interior or mechanical issues. Given it's high VIN #, it also has the distinction of being the last of its breed. At the price Hagerty is claiming for a #2 machine, $14,000 seems like a bargain for this much Italian exotica.


1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6

Following on to Tim Allen's GTV 1750, this was the car that replaced that coupe. Almost three decades have passed, and the Alfetta based GTV6 has become a legend in its own right. They are known for offering V6, rear-drive thrills in exchange for not a lot of cash. This late model GTV6 for sale outside of Washington, DC has undergone a bare metal respray and restoration and only has 59,000 miles on the clock.

1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6

Never thought I'd be selling this car but life happened and I never got to use it as much as I wanted. I have owned this GTV6 for 2 years, the previous owner did a bare metal restoration and the car is rust free. The front air dam and bumper tops are new. The car starts up first try everytime. When I got it, the rear brake line was leaking, I redid the rear brakes including reman calipers. Transmission shifts smoothly once warmed up. Clutch take up is clean and smooth. The car runs tight and handles well and is about as strong as a stock V6 that I have ever driven. It does have the rear sport springs. No smoke from the exhaust at all. I changed the brake fluid, antifreeze when i got it and replaced oil every 6 months.

Asking $8,200 or best offer. I am somewhat flexible to a good home but please realize that this is not your average beater. It is truly worth it. It will need the drivers seat bolster repair though. Other extras - Carello headlights, extra set of wineglass wheels and misc gaskets. Even the AC works!!

The car has 59k. All maint is up to date. The TB and WP were redone by the previous owner and are in good shape. I'm pretty sure it still has the hydraulic tensioner. I am located in Manassas VA, approx 30 Miles south of DC, and 10 mins from Rt 95 south. The car was in exactly this condition when I bought it. The only work I have done is to replace fluids and rear brake lines/calipers. As far as additional info goes, all the electrics work except the mirrors, I can hear the motors run but the mirrors do not move. There are no rust bubbles at all in the paint. There is some surface rust on the underside of the body, nothing that is unusual at all. The sills and arches were repaired and replaced.

Your typical GTV6 in good nick will range somewhere between $7,000 to $12,000 range. I would say this one is priced rather realistically given the condition and work done; it's always a plus when a seller is willing to be flexible to a point. While they may not have the style and grace of their predecessors, the 105/115 series Giulia GTVs, these cars do offer lusty V6 power and a well-balanced chassis. For those on a classic car budget, it's hard to ignore everything the GTV6 has to offer.


1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce

The 105 Series Alfa Romeo Spider is one of the most plentiful Italian classics available in the US and a good starting point for those new to the Italian car game. The Spiders produced in the late 1970s and 1980s can get a bit overlooked, due to the popularity of the original Duetto and the refined, final edition Series 4. This Spider for sale in Louisiana caught my attention, as it has relatively low mileage and looks clean and crisp in this shade of silver blue with Panasport style wheels.

1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce

This car is the archetype of the classic sexy Italian roadster! A "Wednesday Alfa," the vehicle has absolutely no rust and has had zero serious mechanical or electrical issues. I am only it's second owner and it as been impeccably maintained, restored, and enhanced to achieve superb daily drivability that is unlike any other Spider. This includes:

-New front and rear suspension
-Chassis stiffening system
-New cool air intake
-New exhaust system from manifolds to tail pipe
-New brakes x 4 and master cylinder
-New 90A alternator
-New water pump
-New valve cover gasket
-New Lights/Turn signal/Wiper switch
-New ignition switch
-New 15" Rota panasport alloy wheels
-New Yokahama tires
-New plugs and certified Alfa wires
-New Alfa top
-New clutch hydraulics

All work done 2010-2011 by Ralli-Round, Alfa specialists in Seattle, WA. The car runs like no other Spider and loves to be driven every day! More photos available on request.

While the Series 4 Spiders are a bit more reliable with their Bosch engine management, the Series 3 Spiders can offer a bit more bang for the buck. A lot of work has been done to this particular car and in light of that, the car is priced well within reason. For someone looking for a plug and play Alfa Spider, this car would be a good candidate.


1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6

The year 1986 would be the swan song for the Alfa Romeo sports coupe in the US market. The GTV6 became known for its entertaining handling, superb balance with its rear mounted gearbox and V6 engine with an exhaust note from the gods. These coupes represent a good bargain for those looking for a cheap thrill. This GTV6 for sale in Texas appears to be one of the last of its kind and comes with an interesting backstory.

1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6

As the story goes, Craig Morningstar, former Public Relations Director for Alfa Romeo explains it this way. "Our dealer in the Modesto area went out of business and we had to buy the car back. It was returned to our west coast point of entry Long Beach and sat outside on the docks. It was almost two years later when I convinced famed automotive journalist T.C. Browne to purchase the car. I told him it would be the last one ever sold new in the United States. Sadly, from sitting out in the southern California sun the paint had baked off the roof, the dash was cracked,etc. ect. T.C. demanded those items be put proper as factory new. Curiously he asked Alfa to re-paint the roof portion black. I agreed and we painted the roof black, replaced the dash and performed all service updates. This car is the only Alfa authorized original two tone paint scheme." The car was later sold to Squadra Nuvolari and eventually to the third owner, John Labella in Los Angeles, Ca. John put the car up for sell on auto trader in August of 2011. I have been the proud owner of a 1979 Alfa GTV since 1983 and always dreamed of owning a GTV6. When I discovered it on auto trader I was surprised and elated to find one in such good condition, and with so few miles, believing at the time that none existed. I flew to L.A. the next week and and drove it back to Austin, Texas on the sweetest road trip I have ever taken, and I have taken a few. In order to properly restore the 79 GTV, I am offering this car for what I think is a very fair price. Now is someone's chance to own a classic, low mileage GTV6 in mint condition. This car drives, handles and looks like a new GTV6. It is truely a head turner and I never take it out that someone doesn't doesn't come up asking about it. Always garaged, it comes with the original window sticker and all receipts. The front rotors have been replaced with high performance rotors and stainless steel brake lines. All maintenance by Alfa Milano,Inc. of L.A.

It's fairly easy to find a good GTV6 for sale in the $7,000 to $12,000 range. The price of this particular car took me a little off guard as it is at the very top of the range. While it has low mileage and a unique history, I have seen higher mileage GTV6s in similar condition having covered more distance. With such low mileage, it would be a shame to use a car like this on a regular basis and given its relative lack of exercise, it's a relative risk in terms of parts failure going forward. If a few thousand dollars were taking off the asking price, it could be enough to move the metal.


1986 Ferrari 328GTS

Similar to the Countach we featured yesterday, the 1970s begat some Italian sports cars that became icons of the 1980s. Along with cut sweatshirts, Italo Disco and Nintendo, the Ferrari 328GTS defined an era of fast living. Introduced in 1986, this was a revision of the 308 with a 3.2 liter V8 pumping out 270 horsepower. Most 328s you see are painted in Rosso Corsa, so this 328GTS for sale in Florida painted in Azzuro Blue stands out a bit.

1986 Ferrari 328GTS

Unfortunately, the seller doesn't provide much detail about this car other than basic specs. Prices for the 328GTS tend to range from $30,000 to $50,000. At this asking price, I'd expect a bit more color on the provenance of this car, namely what servicing has been carried out, as almost 50,000 on a Ferrari of this vintage is no mean feat. Also, the color may do it no favors when it comes to resale value, as collectors tend to prefer the usual black, red or yellow. Still, it's always neat to see these popular sports cars in a color other than red.


1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6

Following on to the Alfa Romeo GTV6 we featured last Wednesday, here is another GTV6 that is one year newer for sale in my backyard right outside of Washington, DC. Owned by an Alfa enthusiast, this is a very straight, original example for someone seeking affordable Alfa thrills.

1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6

1986 GTV6, 99,460 miles, $6,800. California car, very good condition. Completely stock except for the Blaupunkt radio/CD. Well maintained, up to date service, can be driven anywhere. 2 owner car. Drives great, everything works, no damage or rust, except where noted (please see pics also/follow link!);
-small dent on driver's side, below rear window (pic),
-minor surface rust in engine compartment below brake cylinder,
-minor surface rust spot on window trim metal,
-steering wheel leather is dried out (perfectly useable of course),
-some leather stitching on seats coming undone.

Recent work (within last 5k miles;
-rebuilt steering rack,
-castor bushings all around,
-new rear engine mount,
-timing belt replacement,
-new front brake lines,
-new driver's tie rod.
-complete exhaust including cat and o2 sensor. Stock type.
-new rear brake pads and disks.

Noteworthy details about this special car; all lights work (see pics), all gauges work, clock works, sunroof works perfectly and smooth, NO 2nd gear crunch during shifting, A/C needs recharged, car was re-sprayed by original owner (in very good condition), wheel wells/arches are rust free.

This is an opportunity to purchase a very clean, straight late model GTV6... not modified or personalized in anyway. But, it is not a perfect car, as I have described some of it's imperfections. There are no nasty surprises or money-pit scenarios. Any issues can be resolved over the course of a few weekends and you can have a nearly-new quality car. The surface rust can be treated with POR 15 or similar (see pics). I want this GTV6 to go to a good home! Someone who will maintain its integrity and take care of it, the way the factory intended.

I recommend this go to someone who is familiar with GTV6's, or someone with access to a good Alfa tech. Now that we have our new born we are looking to move and I won't have space for this car. My Buy It Now price reflects the issues that this car has, so please don't make me low offers because this car needs some work. It's perfectly enjoyable as it stands, and quite frankly if it was perfect I would be selling it for more. The car is located in the DC/N.Virginia area. I welcome you to test drive before bidding.

The price of this GTV6 matches the last one we featured at $6,500. This seems to be right smack dab in the middle of the range when it comes to well cared for, if not perfect, drivers. Mint examples start creeping more towards the $10,000 mark. This car seems to be a solid example with but a few issues to sort. For the enthusiast on a budget, it doesn't get much better than this.


1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio

Even though the winter months are upon us here on the East Coast of the US, it's always nice to dream about warm weather and top down motoring during these frigid days. One of my favorites of all time is the Alfa Romeo Spider. Typically I prefer the early Duettos and final Series 4 Spiders, but this Quadrifoglio for sale in Illinois has travelled just under 20,000 miles and comes equipped with the not often seen hardtop.

1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio

Quadrifoglio, beautiful roadster in excellent condition. Very low miles, one owner with clean Carfax Vehicle History Report. This 1986 Alpha Romeo Quadrifoglio Spider is absolutely beautiful. Locally owned and serviced. Stored under cover when it wasn't driven. It has never seen snow. Soft top was replaced three years ago and a factory original hard top is included as well. It is very rare to find a Spider in this condition with extensive maintenance records with receipts. Everything on this vehicle is original! This Spider is equipped with Alloy Wheels, Power Windows, Power Mirrors, Manual Transmission, OEM Hard Top, Soft Top, OEM Cassette Stereo, Rear Spoiler and Air Conditioning.

At $15,000, this mid '80s Spider is priced well above the average. While it is well equipped, I suspect this car might change hands for around $13,000. The black trim around the rear clip always made this particular Spider's looks a bit heavy handed, but with the hardtop, alloy wheels shared with the later Series 4 and the all important red paintwork, this contributes to this Series 3 Spider's desirability.


1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6

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.

1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6

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.