1996 Alfa Romeo GTV 2.0 TB (turbo benzina) with 202 hp turbocharged ‘Busso’ V6; 5-speed manual transmission. Runs and drives great – engine has good power; transmission, clutch, steering, brakes feel like they should.
Interior: is very nice. Leather trim w/ contrasting red stitching. Recaro seats; MOMO steering wheel; Alcantera headliner (perfect); nice dash and carpets. Sanyo CD / MD player. Tilt steering; power windows; power locks; power mirrors; power antenna.
Exterior: looks good with no rust, scratches or dings. Paint faded on trunk & clear-coat peeling on bumper / hood / fenders / mirror, roof. Faded emblems.
Engine and Chassis: Engine starts right up and runs excellent. Good boost and good power and no leaks or unusual sounds. Clutch take-up is where it should be and transmission shifts well. General driving dynamics are very good. Steering is positive. Brakes have stainless lines and lots of pad left. Exhaust looks very good. Suspension feels good with negligible play in lower rubber bushings. Shocks serviceable however driving fast over rough roads, shows it’s weakness.
Issues: speedometer inoperable (troubleshooting .1.2.3 – likely sending unit part #71748473) odometer reports 71,476 km – consistent with Shakken: 2009 (Heisei 21.7) = 61,236; 2009 (Heisei 21.12) = 63,309; 2011 (Heisei 23.11) = 67,528; 2013 (Heisei 25.12) = 69,808. Tires were date-coded 20 2002 and had negligible wear. AC compressor engages, however does not blow cold. May be electric actuator for flap to adjust blend from cold to heater.