GTV electric anyone?

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Some of the details are pretty nice and may give members with restorations a morale boost.

On one hand this seems like a cool car....on the other the 'Alfa' DNA may have been lost given the electric drive train. Interesting project IMHO.


 

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As a GTV owner going thru a nut and bolt restoration, I can’t say I’d make the same choices, but I respect and applaud the creativity in these sort of hot rod conversions.

I’d argue that the Alfa twin cam is as much or more important to the soul of an Alfa than the M30 to our E9’s.

It was way ahead of the any mass production engine when introduced in 1954. It was and still is a superior engine to any of BMW’s in line 4’s until the S14.

So, to replace it on a GTV ...a bit painful to see, but as I said, creative and adventurous.
 

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As a GTV owner going thru a nut and bolt restoration, I can’t say I’d make the same choices, but I respect and applaud the creativity in these sort of hot rod conversions.

I’d argue that the Alfa twin cam is as much or more important to the soul of an Alfa than the M30 to our E9’s.

It was way ahead of the any mass production engine when introduced in 1954. It was and still is a superior engine to any of BMW’s in line 4’s until the S14.

So, to replace it on a GTV ...a bit painful to see, but as I said, creative and adventurous.
I agree. With Alfa, best to leave it stock or pursue factory performance parts as an upgrade.
 

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Another Alfisto here, and I like the aesthetic choices made here, but I would prefer a hot 1750 twin cam, since I agree that the twin cam is the heart of Alfa. This car would look good in the circle of concept cars outside of the entrance to Pebble Beach.
 
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Another Alfisto here, and I like the aesthetic choices made here, but I would prefer a hot 1750 twin cam, since I agree that the twin cam is the heart of Alfa. This car would look good in the circle of concept cars outside of the entrance to Pebble Beach.
You like the boobs atop the instrument panel? ? No one of the strong points IMHO.

The rest of the imterior is pretty good. I would’ve gone retro on the Seats. Maybe high backed but evocative of the Alfa flying buttress style (1969) with diamond stitching.
 

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You like the boobs atop the instrument panel? ? No one of the strong points IMHO.

The rest of the imterior is pretty good. I would’ve gone retro on the Seats. Maybe high backed but evocative of the Alfa flying buttress style (1969) with diamond stitching.
To me, there seemed to be just enough care taken in the construction to make this interesting. Would I choose the design choices here? No, but I can see the craftsmanship is a good starting point and with a little more attention this could be an even better built Alfa. The design leaves a lot to be desired but that is why we like this hobby -- individualism :)
 

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Not really an alfa. New suspension, chassis, new innards, maybe switch gears by wire. I love the skin though. Love the 3d inspired mirror especially. Must be an absolute hoot to drive!
 

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I like the + and - on the gas and brake pedals. Lots of intricate design choices, kind of like a Singer. With the electric drive train it will sound like a Singer (sewing machine)...
 
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