January 19, 2023

Classic 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV-6

Classic 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV-6

Classic 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV-6 For Sale

Found this nice Classic car that was offered by an Italian manufacturer Alfa Romeo in the 80s, is an unusual car you see often on US roads. As shown here is a 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV-6 being offered for sale by the owner on craigslist for $7,000. The GTV-6 has a lot of good reputation in racing competitions and was also a fairly successful racing car, especially as a rally car.

Due to its good Italian engineering, the Alfa Romeo GTV-6 is regarded by many as one of the best-handling 4-seat cars ever built, has perfect agility on twisting roads, and is a truly amazing experience for its user.

Engine, 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV-6

The best balance and perfect weight distribution made the GTV-6 widely used as a rally car and achieved much success in the 80s, and was dubbed the giant killer at that time. Thanks to a 2.5-liter V6 engine mated with a 5-speed transaxle can produce 154hp delivered equally to both rear wheels. The owner says that V6 runs well with great sounds, but for its age, it has a few issues typical of 80s Italian cars.

Interior, 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV-6

Decent interior for a 37-year-old car. retain its original tan upholstery, and all seats are still great except the driver seat. While the dash is good and free of any cracks, hope all instruments, gauges, clocks, air conditioning, and the JVC player working well. Unfortunately, the headliner photo not provide, we guess it won't be much different as its interior condition today.

1986 Alfa Romeo GTV-6

The styling is quite timeless, and still, looks nice for a car that has been out of production for 37 years, and is classy. With all issues and the late condition of the car, that should be relatively easy to address. Honestly, it could be a perfect bone for a light restoration project.

Detail by owner
I am selling a classic 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV-6.

This is a beautiful car in my favorite color combination - red exterior, tan interior, with original Ricaro seats. It handles extremely well, is very comfortable, and feels very agile on the road, with a "Busso" V6 engine that sounds like no other. Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear called it "the best sounding car ever". This car delivers, and it is a joy to drive. It's also a rare find in the states.

This car has a few issues that you come to expect from any Italian car from the 80s. Second gear requires a steady hand to find, and the car needs new tie-rods in the front. It is still drivable, but the wheels cant inwards and wear more heavily on the inside. It needs new tires, and has some cosmetic rust, though nothing serious underneath. The front driver seat is rough, but the rest of the leather is pristine. The electronics in the steering column also need some attention, as it takes a few tries to start - this is not a problem with the starter, but something with the wiring in the ignition key assembly. I started it yesterday in 29 degree weather after sitting for a few weeks, and it started second try - so its not terrible. Finally, the driver side door handle broke, which is apparently quite common, and you can find them on eBay (and the door still locks and opens just fine).

None of these things are deal breakers at all. The Italians had a singular focus on the engine and drivetrain of their cars, especially in the 80s, and it shows. Everything that is needed to speed down the road is amazing.

I purchased this car as a light project in late 2019, and haven't had enough time to finish it. It has its imperfections, but nothing you love is ever perfect. Its priced accordingly for its condition - cars in cleaner condition routinely go over $40k. It has a clean title.

If you are a buyer in the Columbus area, I have a mechanic who knows the car and can get parts.

This is a classic car I am sorry to get rid of, but I would rather have someone own it who has time to use it, than have it sit unhappily in my garage.

Thanks for looking!