- This 1972 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 is auctioned until Sunday 28 May.
- The small, lightweight sports coupe is powered by a 2.0-liter, twin-overhead-cam four-cylinder and was rated at 129 horsepower when new.
- The car appears to be in amazing condition and was reportedly refurbished in the 2010s under the previous owner.
We seem to be hitting a new high on the sine chart representing car sizes. Mid-size pickups have overtaken the full-size pickups of not too long ago. Sedans and crossovers continue to bulge up and out. A BMW i7 xDrive60 2023 recently tipped the Car and driver scales to over 6000 lbs.
However, we haven’t always had such huge cars. This little 2000 Alfa Romeo GTV was considered a perfect-sized sports coupe for driving enthusiasts in the early 1970s. And provided you don’t mind mixing it with oversized modern traffic, you can experience this Alfa yourself. -even, because the car is currently auctioned at Bring a trailer— who, as Car and driveris part of Hearst Autos.
As all old Italian sports coupes should be, the Alfa is finished in red-on-black vinyl, with a wooden steering wheel and woodgrain trim on the dash. The car appears to be in fantastic condition, maybe not ready for concours, but more than ready to show off at a local motoring event. The car was reportedly refurbished under a previous owner in the 2010s before being acquired by the current seller in 2021.
According to the listing, the camshaft and oil pan were resealed in March 2023. The 2.0-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine features SPICA mechanical fuel injection and has factory rated at 129 horsepower and 130 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transmission.
The listing puts the odometer at 27,000 miles, of which approximately 1,000 were added by the current owner, although the vehicle’s total mileage is unknown.
You may not have the commanding seating position that’s so popular today, but this little Alfa will put a smile on your face every time you get behind the wheel or even look at it. As of this writing, bidding sits at just over $25,000. The auction ends on May 28.
Deputy news editor
Jack Fitzgerald’s love of cars stems from his still unwavering addiction to Formula 1.
After a brief stint as a draftsman for a local dealership group in college, he knew he needed a more permanent way to drive all the new cars he couldn’t afford and decided to pursue a career in automotive writing. Tracking down his college professors at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he was able to scour Wisconsin for stories in the automotive world before landing his dream job at Car and driver. His new goal is to delay the inevitable demise of his 2010 Volkswagen Golf.