Alfa Romeo

GTV Twin Spark


Year 1997
Mileage 10337
Colour Alfa Romeo Red
Owners 4

A remarkable and truly beautiful Alfa Romeo GTV Twin Spark with just 10337 miles since new!

This incredible example will delight the most discerning Alfa enthusiast or collector of modern classic sports coupes. Having been sold previously in March 2015 by Brooklands Historics auctions at a price of over £8100 including the fees, this 'as new' example is now being offered for sale once more.

First registered on the 11th April 1997 by Cleveland Cars LTD, Hampshire, the original bill of sale and pre-delivery inspection and preparation sheet are still present within the comprehensive history file. Being kept in a heated garage and only ever used sparingly and if the dry weather allowed, it is very evident to see that this car has never been subjected to a British winter out on the roads...the underside is just remarkable. We have possibly never seen a car that has not been restored or detailed that is as clean as this is underneath. All the running gear, nuts, bolts, screws, clips etc are as clean as the day it left the factory.

The Alfa Romeo Gran Turismo Veloce (GTV) designed by Enrico Fumia at Pininfarina was planned to re-establish the sporty coupé tradition of Alfa Romeo for the 1990s. After the Fiat CEO accepted the design, Alfa Romeo Centro Stile was responsible for the completion of the detail work and also for the design of the interiors, as Pininfarina's proposal was not accepted. A typical Italian design, low-slung, wedge-shaped with a low nose and high kicked up tail or 'Kamm tail' gave improved aerodynamics and, at its launch, many journalists commented that Alfa had improved the overall build quality considerably and that it came very close to equaling its German rivals. The GTV was indeed favourably received by the written press, winning awards such as Autocar Magazine's '1995 Car of the Year', Car Magazine's 'Best Designed Car' and in 1995 was awarded 'The World's most Beautiful Automobile' award. 

Finished in Alfa Red, the paintwork is just lovely. The finish still retains a deep lustre and has suffered from no fade that is common on red cars. Every panel is factory fit and the strongangular lines are free from any dents and the car is arrow straight... you could very well be forgiven for thinking that this car is a new one. All factory fit glass is unmarked and all lights, indicators, weather strips and rubbers are as new. The cost option electric factory fit sunroof is perfect and crystal clear...just perfect!

Internally, the cloth seats are exceptional. The bolsters are still tight and strong and the cloth shows no signs of wear at all. The stitching is perfectly intact. The carpets are as new and have been covered with over mats since new. The door cards are free from any scuffs or damage along with the dashboard. The rear seats are perfect. The headlining is free from any damage or staining. The whole interior is just superb.

The 15" standard Light alloy wheels are completely damage free and are shod with excellent, matching, quality tyres. The Alfa stamps are clearly visible on each wheel and they have never been refurbished.  

Under the bonnet is again exceptional. The engine bay is remarkably clean and it is without doubt presented to a show standard whilst still retaining its original and un messed with condition. It is always a joy to see cars that have been kept like this since new.

Mechanically the car is as you would expect. It is perfect. Even though the mileage is incredibly low, this example has been maintained correctly throughout it's life and this includes three cam belt services, the most recent one having been carried out in December 2016 at 9934 miles. This was a full service including the cam belts, auxiliary belts, engine coolant and brake fluid. This was done at a cost of £1047.98 and an invoice is within the file.

The other main service work is listed below;

  • Full service and timing belts at 3568 miles
  • Full service at 5169 miles
  • Oil service at 5872 miles
  • Full service at 6384 miles
  • Full service and timing belts at 7314 miles
  • Full service at 8798 miles
  • Full service and timing belts at 9934 miles

Having been maintained and cherished since new, the car runs and drives like brand new. There are no knocks, squeaks or rattles. The car is very lively and willing, even by todays standards and the gear change is superb.

Complete with the current V5 registration document and the mot until May 2018 this wonderful Alfa is ready to be enjoyed. The original sales brochure and original bill of sale are present within the file. The complete original owners hand book pack is present, along with a host of old mot certificates, service invoices and two original keys.

If anyone is in the market for the very best and original Alfa Romeo GTV, this is very likely to be as close to a new one that you will ever find. It is genuinely remarkable and quite possibly unique. We doubt that you will ever find one that comes close.