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Just Listed: Well-Presented 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV

An Italian outlaw

If you’re willing to put up with suspect reliability and relative delicateness, Alfa Romeo GTVs from the 1960s and 1970s are about as cheerful of a classic as you can get. If you properly prepare one for dual-purpose use on street and circuit, they’re one of the rowdiest little classics this side of an outlaw air-cooled Porsche. If you’re not up for the exhaustive work that goes into getting these cars “right,” Bring a Trailer’s got a perfectly set-up ’74 for your hooning pleasure.

Compared to modern tuning and JDM culture, classic European sports cars are best outfitted in a style sympathetic to contemporary race cars. In this case, this little Alfa packs a similar visual punch to the competizione Alfas of yore, albeit sans the deep-dish Campagnolo wheels and flared bodywork.

Along with deliciously patina-covered decals and race numbers scattered around the exterior, the car wears a set of functional Hella rally lights up front, an upgraded Koni suspension, and a modern braking system. Underneath the front hood, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder breathes deeply through dual Webers and an upgraded exhaust and headers. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a five speed manual transmission, upgraded in this case with a seriously cool short-shift apparatus that appears to drastically reduce shifting effort.

The interior is a stripped, pared-down environment, incorporating a functional roll bar. To save weight, the heat and A/C systems are removed, along with radio functionality, although the system still remains in place. Thanks to a modern harness in the driver seat and a period correct harness in the passenger seat, occupants are free to get as sideways as they want.

All in all, this is a tidy and well-presented example of the Alfa Romeo GTV. Head over to Bring a Trailer to bid on this rosso outlaw before it’s snapped up.

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