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Old 14 Oct 2015, 10:34 (Ref:3582731)   #1
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Is this a future classic? Alfa Romeo GTV V6 Lusso.

I have been looking for a fun car to play with and possibly enter in the Pom. (The Pomeroy Trophy run by the VSCC).

So, Sunday, I bought an unmodified, enthusiast owned, 1999 Alfa GTV V6 3 litre Lusso, silver with red leather interior, for 4k.

All the suspension and brakes sorted this year, plus belts, idlers and tensioner and waterpump, plus brand new Yokohama tyres etc, etc.

Its a lovely thing in good order with the best engine noise that I have ever heard from a road going V6, since I drove Mark Dees's Pontiac Fiero in California about 20 years ago.

Thank you, Guiseppe Busso.
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Old 30 Oct 2015, 11:17 (Ref:3586629)   #3
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Ah, eclectic, where have you been? Lot of car for that money. Great choice, and that V6 is an absolute gem of an engine and as you say makes all the right noises.
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Now, if only it was rear wheel drive...

My old GTV6 (original model, circa 1983) was a great car, let down only by the quality of its gearchange. But the noise... and the handling - fantastic!
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Very nice indeed. Keep it tip top and it will definitely appreciate in value. Just the sort of thing that is starting to get popular in classic circles.
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Well, I have an entry in for the Pomeroy Trophy at Silverstone on Feb 20th. Spectating is free for VSCC members and marshals, but sadly it is not open to the general public.

All I have left to do is fit a hand held fire extinguisher using 6mm bolts without drilling any holes through the floor!
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yeah, this noise is wonderful
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Welcome to the Forum, John.

It has proved to be huge fun, a 900 mile round trip to compete at the Pomeroy Trophy was great!

The Busso engine is wonderful.
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