Alfa Romeo

Auction Report - ACA 25th August 2018, Classic Car Sale

Auction Report - ACA 25th August 2018, Classic Car Sale

Not the greatest of catalogues this time around (not when coming from an Italian bent, anyway), but there was still plenty tempting us to raid the italicar piggy-bank. The Fiat 130 Coupe is well known to us, and was actually purchased from a previous ACA sale, the OSCA-engined Fiat 1500 Spider was nothing short of a masterpiece and the guideprice on the 116 GTV6 certainly grabbed our attention (read on to see if the car did likewise!). In fact, it seemed everything was listed with very reasonable guide-prices - indicating some caution in the market perhaps?

If that was the case, the fact that 75% of entries sold (with many sailing past even their upper guide prices) would suggest the investment boom isn't over just yet. Below the line we detail each Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat and Lancia entry, giving our opinion on their condition, and revealing their final sale price.

What's in the Workshop #1, August 2018

What's in the Workshop #1, August 2018

Ordinarily, people only really get to see the cars we've been working on when they're all done, without seeing the work that's gone into getting them to that shiny, sweet-running point. As such, we've decided to keep anyone interested up to date with what we've been getting up to with the spanners. This is the first part of something we aim to do monthly, so be sure to check back soon to follow our progress with these cars.

Storm In A GTV Cup

Storm In A GTV Cup

With the Alfa Romeo 916 GTV and Spider models now rightfully recognised as modern classics, their values have suitably strengthened over the past few years. At the pinnacle of this rocketing trajectory is their very rare spin-off, the GTV Cup. This striking limited edition appears to be the car any Alfa-ccionado wants to add to their collection right now.

Having sold three examples ourselves in 2017 (#27, #45 and #89), #80 living two doors down from us with Nick Harper and several other owners entrusting the maintenance of their Cups to the specialists here in Norwich's Little Italy, we're in an unusually fortunate position to know these sought after cars inside-out.

We explain below the myth and mystery behind the GTV Cup and give a few pointers for any potential purchaser to look out for.