September 9, 2014

1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6 Fully Restored

1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6 Fully Restored

Here's executive fastback coupe produced by the Italian manufacturer Alfa Romeo, it's a Gran Turismo come with SOHC V6 2.5 L engine, known as GTV6 series built in 1986. The GTV6 was a very successful racing car, including winning the European Touring Car Championship four years in succession, as well as many other racing and rallying competitions in national championships as France, Italy, and Australia, also known as the king of World Rally Championship (WRC) in tarmac rallies on 80's.

Motor magazines have quoted the Busso V6 engine as one of the best sounding engines ever. The British Classic & Sportscar noted it as "The best sounding engine, this side of a Maserati V8".

Detail about this car by owner
This rare twin turbo Alfa Romeo GTV6 Callaway 1986. There are few of these around, and this one has been fully restored in top end quality with over $110,000 (Approximately €80,000) spent on its restoration!

It was originally purchased in America and carefully restored with special care from the owner. Every detail of the car has been careful restored to become this dream car!

The car has 2890 miles since 100% restoration work; including the motor & transmission.
The car has the paperwork for ever step of the restoration work carried out.

Specs of Callaway Alfa Romeo GTV6 2.5 Twin Turbo, model year 1986, version for North America U.S. with 3-door coupe body type, RWD (rear-wheel drive) and manual 5-speed gearbox. petrol (gasoline) engine of 2492 cm3 / 151.8 cui displacement with advertised power 171.5 kW / 230 hp / 233 PS ( SAE net ) / 5500 and 332 Nm / 245 lb-ft / 2500 of torque. Dimensions: this model outside length is 4348 mm / 171.2 in, it’s 1664 mm / 65.5 in wide and has wheelbase of 2400 mm / 94.5 in.

The entire motor was rebuilt by Greg Armstrong. He is perhaps the worlds most highly regarded turbo specialist. Lambo hired him to design and implement the turbo systems on the Diablo. He also has a long time love affair with Alfa Romeos. He did the restoration on the very first GTV6 Callaway in 2002. He had this one from 2006-2009 when he completed rebuilding the motor and turbos. He gold cladded a lot of the finer parts and nuts and bolts to withstand the heat generated by the turbo.

The Alfa Romeo was shipped to England where it was improved by Alex Jupe of Alex Jupe Motorsport. There are receipts included totaling 23,000 GBP attesting to the amount of additional work done by Alex including the sport suspension components.

I did some other things to the car which include:
  • Rebuilt transmission from a Milano with lightened gears
  • Power steering.
  • Recovered all the leather at a cost of $8,000 USD
  • Alcantara to the dash door cards and headliner
  • Replaced the GT bodykit with a period correct very, very rare Zender kit  found in Scotland.
  • Repaint
  • Replaced stereo with an Alpine navigation system, speakers, amp, and woofer.
  • Custom HRE wheels at a cost of $6,500 USD.
  • Custom exhaust system designed and installed by Magnaflow, Costa Mesa California.

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