Price aside, this could be an eBay listing from 2005, before the internet allowed for so much connection between the owners of cars from the fringes of the automotive landscape. Today, the parts for a GTV are widely available, the problems are documented very well, and the "right" modifications are accepted among those in the know. More people on the road might even recognize the make and model, largely due to the reintroduction of Alfa Romeo to North American shores.
We like the mystery of this one. How many miles since the engine rebuild? Which parts were used? Where were the synchros for the trans rebuild sourced? Were the floors the only rust items to address, or maybe the only items that the seller had the heart to dig into? With the automotive internet humming along, the answers to these questions would normally be offered by the seller. This listing harkens back to a time when I think people went out on a limb more when purchasing something like this.
This GTV is finished in green over tan vinyl and is powered by a 2.0-liter inline-four paired with a five-speed manual transmission and a factory limited-slip differential. Modifications: 15″ Panasport wheels, Car was converted from the factory SPICA fuel injection to dual Weber carburetors during prior ownership and an electronic ignition was added, and it is said to be fitted with performance camshafts from International Auto Parts of Charlottesville, Virginia. Records indicate that the engine was rebuilt in 2002, the transmission was rebuilt in 2009 and recent service (2020) included rust repairs to floorboards, fluid services and replacement of the spark plugs,alternator belt, battery, sound insulation, seat belts, trunk mat, wiper motor, and door hinge pins. This GTV is offered with an owner’s manual, wiring diagrams and service records dating to 2000. Drivingvideos:
It does seem to be a very decent example as long as the rust was repaired with skill and care. That said, we would be surprised if the rust were limited to just the floors. We can't tell if this is the original paint, but wouldn't hold our breaths. The pine green over tan looks great in any case. These days there is more enthusiasm for the SPICA systems that these cars were sold with in North America, but if we are being honest with ourselves, we'd be tempted to slap Webers on just as has been done on this car.
You'll have to decide for yourself on the asking price. To us this isn't $35k worth of car so much as $35k is the price to pay if you want to drive one of these unique cars in relatively short supply. Without the high values on these, we wouldn't be in such a great position on reproduction parts. It's certainly an appealing prospect to drive a car with recognized value and great part availability. Personally, we'll keep trawling the depths of under-appreciated models like the Milano and stocking up our garage with spares for years to come.