I've had my GTV for almost 20 years now. I've done everything from track days/time trials to canyon runs and family touring in the car. It always puts a ridiculous smile on my face. They really drive quite well - for someone that is new to vintage Alfas the best description is they feel like an Italian BMW 2002. By that I mean they do everything that a 2002 does, with a little more style and panache, and of course they have a gorgeous Bertone-designed body.
Generally, all the 105/115 Alfas (Spider, GTV, and Giulia Super/Berlina) share the same mechanicals, including Alfa's twincam 4-cylinder. The increased torsional rigidity of the GTV over the Spider can be felt instantly, and the suspension seems to work better in the GTV, which is part of the reason they were so widely raced in period.
My car is far from stock - I tend to like things low, stiff, and loud. And it's chock full of prototype parts we have developed and tested at Centerline. Anyone who's in the area is welcome to give it a go.
I generally agree. Because of our location we normally use mountain backgrounds but we decided to try something different this time.I struggle with all the use of industrial backgrounds for car photography. Many manufacturers are using them these days. Of course anything to make the car stand out. But better possibilities? Hopefully this won't turn into a thread on automotive photography. That would be fun and interesting, though.
The 1750 is a great engine, they feel very balanced and smooth and they do love to rev.I'm still in the learning phase. So far, all I know is I want one and the 1750 engine seems to be preferred for its high rev'ing ability.
That helps a lot. I didn't know that. I don't want to narrow my focus too heavily and felt only looking at 1750s was doing that a bit.The 1750 is a great engine, they feel very balanced and smooth and they do love to rev.
But anyone who tells you a 2000 engine doesn't like to rev probably hasn't driven a good one. IMHO a 2000 engine can be every bit as revvy and satisfying as a 1750 with a lot more torque. The nice thing about any of the Alfa 4-cylinder engines is that you can really fine tune the power curve by simply changing cams and/or cam timing, and you will end up with an engine that works for you.
I have both (in different cars) so I'm not just being biased.