1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT 3.0L swap

Yesterday we featured a Maserati Coupe GT that the seller had transformed into a GranSport, and successfully so, if you were to ask us. Today's Alfetta GT (or is it a Sprint Veloce? discuss amongst yourselves in the comments please) is modified, but into what we could not tell you. All we can say is that we see what they were going for, and we think it's 80-90% there.

The stainless steel European bumpers look excellent on the dark-tan Giugiaro body. We like the Verde phone dials too, and the conversion to 5-lug hubs means that all of the GTV-6 wheel offerings are available as alternatives. A 3.0L Alfa V6 in stock form will make for effortless passing that is just not in the cards for the stock SPICA-fueled 2.0L.

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Year: 1979
Model:  Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT
Engine: 3.0L V6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage:  60,000
Price: $10,000
Location: Los Angeles, CA

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CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT 3.0L swap

Modified Alfetta. One of a kind 3.0l Alfetta the engine,drivetrain,wheels and seats are from a Milano Verde bilstien shocks and stiffer springs and torsion bars. The exterior has been cleaned up of all the excessive trim. The refined touches, the bumpers are stainless steel, the side markers have been recessed, the gas filler cap, the door buttons. The front and rear seats are Conley leather the dashboard board needs to be completed, the project comes with the Ferrari gauges that will fit in the cutouts. The wiring needs to be completed to attach the gauges. note that the paint is cracked on the roof panel and rear wheel arch. With a little bit of attention this can be a fabulous daily driver as it was for me. Contact me if you have any questions will arrange worldwide shipping.

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The interior seems to be a work in progress; all of the components are accounted for, but final integration and assembly are yet to be completed. A black crinkle finish on the dash and powder coating on the dash face would make quick work of the unfinished dash. The seller will provide Ferrari gauges, which might be a bit too loud for our taste, but we'd have to see them first. Looking at the body, we actually prefer the twin blade Alfetta taillights, though the round lamps that have been substituted do fit the design pretty well. And, the custom door handles and turn signals are very custom touches that we think work well with the theme here. It sort of misses the fake Ferrari look and finds itself in the safe(r) category of 60s-70s Italian amalgam.

This Alfetta GT is a rare example of a custom project with the light showing at the end of the tunnel. A couple of weekends of work on the dashboard and interior would get the project very close to completion. The mileage is low, and it's presumably a pretty dry Alfetta - if the mods appeal to you, this might be a decent buy once you work on the price a bit.

-Graham

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