- Chassis: AR3024525
- 50k Miles Shown, TMU
- 2.0L Twin-Cam Inline-Four
- Five-Speed Manual Transmission
- Maroon Paint
- Tan Vinyl Upholstery
- 15" Panasport-Style Wheels
- Alfaholics Fast Road Suspension Kit
- Four-Wheel Disc Brakes
- Woodgrain Interior Trim
- Personal Steering Wheel
- Becker Europa II Stereo
- Infinity Speakers
- Heater & Defroster
- Yellow-on-Blue California Plates
- Refurbishment Records
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This 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 was acquired by The Art of Racing in the Rain author Garth Stein in April 2012 and subsequently underwent a multi-year refurbishment. The car is finished in maroon over a tan vinyl interior and powered by a 2.0L twin-cam inline-four linked with a five-speed manual transmission. Equipment includes 15″ Panasport-style wheels, four-wheel disc brakes, an Alfaholics Fast Road suspension kit, woodgrain interior trim, a Personal steering wheel, a Becker Europa II stereo, and Infinity speakers. This GTV is now offered with refurbishment records, a signed copy of the seller’s book, a die-cast model Alfa Romeo, a floor jack, yellow-on-blue California plates, and a Washington State title in the seller’s name.
The body is finished in maroon and features chrome bumpers with overriders. Work performed under current ownership included rust repair on the body, reinstallation of the windshield gasket, refinishing various body panels, and fitment of replacement side mirrors. The seller notes difficulty closing the driver’s door and that the auxiliary lights are inoperative. Blistering and chipped paint can be viewed up close in the gallery.
Panasport-style 15″ alloy wheels feature Alfa Romeo center caps and are mounted with 195/55 Yokohama Advan Fleva V701 tires. Braking is handled by four-wheels discs, and the car is equipped with an Alfaholics Fast Road suspension kit consisting of lowering springs, a 29mm front anti-roll bar, and drop links. Maintenance during current ownership included rebuilding the steering box and brake calipers as well as replacement of the following parts and components:
- Steering column joint
- Trailing arm bushings
- Tie rods and ball joints
- Brake rotors and pads
- Wheel bearings
The cabin features front bucket seats and a rear bench upholstered in tan vinyl with color-coordinated door panels, a contrasting black dashboard, and replacement black carpets. Woodgrain trim accents the dash and center console, and additional appointments include a Becker Europa II stereo, Infinity speakers, Alfa Romeo-branded doorsill plates, and a cabin heater and defroster. The air-conditioning system was removed under previous ownership, and the center console was reupholstered in black vinyl in 2016. A tear is noted on the driver’s seat and shown up close in the gallery.
The wood-rimmed Personal steering wheel fronts Jaeger instrumentation consisting of a 140-mph speedometer, a tachometer, and auxiliary gauges. The five-digit odometer shows 50k miles, approximately 5k of which were added under current ownership. The seller notes a ticking noise from the replacement tachometer cable, and the headlight and turn signal switch unit was replaced in December 2021.
The 2.0L twin-cam inline-four features SPICA mechanical fuel injection, which is said to have been refurbished under current ownership. Additional work performed as part of the refurbishment included replacing the following parts and components:
- Spark plugs
- Engine and transmission mounts
- Fuel pump, filter, and sender unit
- Oil pressure gauge sender
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission, which was rebuilt during current ownership.
Service records from the refurbishment are included in the sale, and photos from various stages of the refurbishment process are detailed in the gallery.
A signed copy of the seller’s book, The Art of Racing in the Rain, is included in the sale along with a die-cast model Alfa Romeo, a floor jack, and yellow-on-blue California plates.
The Washington State title shows a “Classic” vehicle brand and lists odometer mileage of zero. A redacted copy of the title is included in the gallery.