By the standards of my Alfa Romeo MoTexperiences over the years, it wasn’t that bad... but it was still a fail. On the other hand, we are talking here about a 20-year old GTV bought from a farmer in the dark, so in truth, we’ve had a good run with the car so far.
To recap, the GTV was my entrant in our £500 car challenge back in the summer and other than needing to fix a leaky power steering pipe when we first acquired it, the car’s been trouble-free since.
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REPORTING ON: Alfa Romeo GTV
Rootes Group - The Golden Years
The Rootes Group’s finest years commenced immediately after the end of the Second World War with the launch of a handful of brand-new models and lasted until the company was absorbed into the Chrysler empire in the middle of the following decade
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500 Not Out
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Take The Money And Run
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