Be Brave, Part 1: ’67 Alfa Romeo GTV “Scalino”
This is the first of 2 cars we spotted that require a bit of a leap of faith. We don’t suggest by any means, you write a check without inspecting them but we do suggest that you look beyond the pictures. It could be a diamond in the rough. You just don’t get to see too many of the prized stepnose Alfa GTVs. They are also known as 105 Coupes. We think this car should properly be referred to as a Giulia Sprint GT Veloce. The ’67 is one of the last of the stepnose 1600cc cars. When they morphed into the 1750, they lost the detail ridge along the front in favor of a smooth or flat hood. Alfa continued to build stepnose GTs in a lower content GT1300 Junior. We owned one a few years back and they are great cars. If you look at the pictures you might ask yourself “what are they thinking?” It has a few bumps and it needs a shock mount but it is said to run well. You’ll need to find out exactly what the seller’s standard is. Previous body damage is important to find in any old car but in an Alfa, it is serious business. The front bumper is tweaked pretty bad so that means a careful inspection of the support behind it is in order. The bumper itself is in 3 pieces and stainless. Who knows, a good metal worker might be able to get it back in shape. The transmission 2nd gear synchros are delicate and many owners just live with a crunch now and again. The interior looks okay and the seat pattern and material appear to be correct. So does the fake wood dash. We like the color and we believe that to be Pino Verde but the photo color could be way off. If you are an Alfisti or always wanted to be one and live in the area, go see. You never know. This could be the one. A $14500 asking price is probably negotiable. Click here for the Craigslist ad.