1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV

Started on March 1, 2006, 4:12 p.m.

A friend of ours, Mark Daddio, found this Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV in storage where it had been sitting for three years. It’s was last registered in 1983, as far as we can tell, has 69,000 original miles and it has had quite a bit of bodywork, including a high-quality paint job.

Unfortunately, it was purchased without quite a few parts, including glass and trim. We’ll be sorting through the boxes that it comes with to see what exactly is missing, and Per is going to take it racing.

1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV

Specs

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Body type:Coupe
Country of origin:Italy
Original price: $5700
Purchase price:>$3500
0-60 time:9.3 seconds
Displacement:2000cc
Stock horsepower:130 bhp @ 5500 rpm
Torque:134 lb.-ft @ 3000 rpm
Engine configuration:Inline-4
Transmission:5-speed manual
Drivetrain configuration:Front-wheel drive
Suspension:Unequal Length A-Arm (front)
Live Axle, Coil Spring, Trailing arm (rear)
Brakes:disc/disc
Bolt pattern:4x108
Body width:65.4 in.
Curb weight:2479 lbs.
Wheelbase:94.5 in.
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Oct 11, 2007

Alfa on the Loose

Oct 11, 2007

Our Alfa is now sold!

Sep 7, 2007

Alfa Goes to Work

Sep 7, 2007

The Alfa is back on the road after some work in the garage.

Aug 28, 2007

Alfa Runs Again!

Aug 28, 2007

We get the Alfa running again, after a bunch of upgrades.

Jun 28, 2007

Progress on the GTV

Jun 28, 2007

Progress continues on the Alfa Romeo.

Jun 20, 2007

Porting the Alfa's Head and Exhaust Manifold

Jun 20, 2007

The Alfa’s head (and exhaust manifold) get ported in our garage.

Jun 18, 2007

Beautiful Walt Pietrowicz Photos of our Alfa

Jun 18, 2007

Walt Pietrowicz takes some great photos, and he got some of our Alfa at VIR.

Jun 14, 2007

Snugging up the Alfa Transmission

Jun 14, 2007

While our Alfa Romeo is up on jackstands for engine work, we figure it’s a good time to upgrade the transmission mounts.

Jun 13, 2007

Alfa Tear Down

Jun 13, 2007

The head comes off the Alfa as we fix some leaks and take care of a few issues.

Jun 11, 2007

Alfa Dances on Track

Jun 11, 2007

We had a lot of fun with our Alfa out at VIR at the 2007 Gold Cup Historic Races. The folks at VIR were kind enough to let our “street …

Jun 4, 2007

Cool Alfa

Jun 4, 2007

With our trip to VIR rapidly approaching and the temperatures expected to reach the mid-90s, we decided to try a new Griffin radiator in our Alfa.

May 31, 2007

Going for the Gold (Cup, That Is)

May 31, 2007

Our preparations for the Gold Cup continue with time on the dyno and brake work.

May 7, 2007

Installing Race Brake Pads on the Alfa

May 7, 2007

Porterfield Brakes R4 pads go on the Alfa.

May 1, 2007

Alfa Hits the Dyno at The Mitty

May 1, 2007

Our GTV climbs on a mobile dyno at The Mitty.

Apr 4, 2007

Italian Meatballs

Apr 4, 2007

The GTV gets meatballed.

Apr 2, 2007

Back on the Ground

Apr 2, 2007

We wrap up the suspension rebuild and get the Alfa back on the ground

Mar 18, 2007

Alfa Front Suspension Rebuild

Mar 18, 2007

We declunk, degunk and rebuild the 2000 GTV’s front suspension.

Feb 19, 2007

2000 GTV Suspension Rebuild

Feb 19, 2007

We start rebulding the Alfa’s suspension, starting at the rear

Jan 15, 2007

Cover That Cell

Jan 15, 2007

We fabricate a cover for the Alfa’s fuel cell.

Jan 8, 2007

Alfa GTV Door Panel Installation

Jan 8, 2007

We do some work on the GTV’s interior.

Jan 4, 2007

Little Projects Make Big Projects

Jan 4, 2007

We tackle a lot of projects inside and out of the Alfa.

Dec 17, 2006

Spaghetti

Dec 17, 2006

We tear into the Alfa’s wiring.

Dec 7, 2006

Restoration Decals

Dec 7, 2006

We’re stuck on stickers.

Dec 7, 2006

Alfa on the Road

Dec 7, 2006

Our 2000 GTV hits the road, briefly.

Nov 29, 2006

The Alfa Starts...Sort Of

Nov 29, 2006

We get closer to a running GTV.

Nov 28, 2006

Our Webers Arrive

Nov 28, 2006

Our Webers are here! Our Webers are here!

Nov 20, 2006

Front-row Seating

Nov 20, 2006

We install our GTS Classic seats in the GTV.

Oct 11, 2006

It Turns Over

Oct 11, 2006

We install our fuel cell and get ready to start the Alfa.

Oct 6, 2006

Superlight Superlites

Oct 6, 2006

We fit our superlight Superlite wheels—Minilite copies.

Sep 21, 2006

Inexpensive Dashboard Repair

Sep 21, 2006

Fixing dashboard cracks on the cheap.

Sep 19, 2006

Fuel and Spark

Sep 19, 2006

While we wait for our carbs to come back, we get ready with fire and fuel.

Sep 11, 2006

Fix-a-dent

Sep 11, 2006

We’re fixing a dent.

Sep 10, 2006

Exhausting

Sep 10, 2006

We fit the AlfaBB exhaust to our GTV.

Sep 8, 2006

Lining Up

Sep 8, 2006

The GTV is fitted with all-new stainless steel brake lines.

Sep 7, 2006

Grilled Out

Sep 7, 2006

We get a grille. Bling.

Sep 5, 2006

Alfa Engine Reunited

Sep 5, 2006

The Alfa’s engine goes back in.

Aug 29, 2006

Engine Hoist Fun

Aug 29, 2006

The engine makes it onto the hoist. Next stop—back in the car.

Aug 24, 2006

Shipping out the Webers

Aug 24, 2006

Our Webers ship out to get shaped up.

Aug 23, 2006

Camshaft Installation For Alfa Twin-Cam

Aug 23, 2006

Our GTV engine gets new cams.

Aug 22, 2006

Alfa Gets its Head On

Aug 22, 2006

The cylinder head goes on.

Aug 21, 2006

Alfa Short Block Assembly

Aug 21, 2006

We get the GTV’s short block together.

Aug 15, 2006

GTV at the Machine Shop

Aug 15, 2006

Our GTV engine makes a trip to the machine shop.

Aug 8, 2006

GTV Roll Bar Install

Aug 8, 2006

And now for something fun—putting an Autopower roll bar in the GTV.

Aug 6, 2006

Alfa Reassembly

Aug 6, 2006

We start putting the GTV back together again.

Aug 3, 2006

Alfa Engine Disassembly

Aug 3, 2006

We dig into the Alfa engine. It’s not pretty.

Jul 26, 2006

Cleaning Up Under the Hood

Jul 26, 2006

We clean and paint under the hood, and take care of some other issues.

Jul 20, 2006

Pulling the GTV Head

Jul 20, 2006

We pull the Alfa’s head and take a peek inside. Is that a milkshake?

Jul 17, 2006

Cleaning, Coating and Sealing the Alfa

Jul 17, 2006

A mess-fest of undercoating the GTV.

Jul 11, 2006

Racing Parts Are on the Way, and We Get Cleaning

Jul 11, 2006

We’ve got some sweet parts on the way, but while we wait, we get to work cleaning and painting.

Jun 19, 2006

Removing the Alfa's Engine

Jun 19, 2006

Our scruffy Alfa engine comes out so we can give it some love.

Jun 14, 2006

All Sealed Up

Jun 14, 2006

Who knew door seals could be so difficult?

May 30, 2006

Replacing an Alfa Windshield

May 30, 2006

Replacing the windshield on an Alfa GTV can be tricky, but we figured it out.

May 22, 2006

Alfa Paint Work

May 22, 2006

We take on some painting chores. Le Mans Blue goodness.

May 15, 2006

Polishing Aluminum Alfa Trim

May 15, 2006

Shining up old aluminum trim after years of neglect isn’t that hard.

Apr 27, 2006

Replacing the Alfa's Headliner

Apr 27, 2006

Our sponsor, International Auto Parts, sends us a big box of goodies so we can replace our headliner.

Mar 27, 2006

A Fruitful Weekend of Alfa Work

Mar 27, 2006

A sunny spring Saturday morning is perfect for digging into Alfa bits.

Mar 24, 2006

Work Begins on the Alfa GTV

Mar 24, 2006

With organization complete, we dig into our Alfa GTV for the first time.

Mar 22, 2006

Organizing and Planning Our Alfa Project

Mar 22, 2006

Before digging in, we get organized and figure out what we’ll need for our GTV.

Mar 20, 2006

Alfa GTV Comes to Our Garage

Mar 20, 2006

We go up to Connecticut and pick up our Alfa. The things we’ll do for a cool car!

Mar 10, 2006

Alfa Parts Car Found

Mar 10, 2006

We get a parts car for our Alfa… before we even get the Alfa in our garage.

Mar 1, 2006

Projectissimo Alfa

Mar 1, 2006

We pick up a new project car—a 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV.

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1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV Specs

Body type:Coupe
Country of origin:Italy
Original price: $5700
Purchase price:$3500
0-60 time:9.3 seconds
Displacement:2000cc
Stock horsepower:130 bhp @ 5500 rpm
Torque:134 lb.-ft @ 3000 rpm
Engine configuration:Inline-4
Transmission:5-speed manual
Drivetrain configuration:Front-wheel drive
Suspension:Unequal Length A-Arm (front)
Live Axle, Coil Spring, Trailing arm (rear)
Brakes:disc/disc
Bolt pattern:4x108
Body width:65.4 in.
Curb weight:2479 lbs.
Wheelbase:94.5 in.

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