The 2000 GTV was introduced in 1971 as the replacement for the 1750 range. Once again the engine was rationalised throughout the range with its displacement increased to 1962cc by changing the bore and stroke.
Externally the 2000 GTV is most easily distinguished by the facelift grille with horizontal chrome bars, featuring protruding blocks forming the familiar Alfa heart in outline, smaller hubcaps with exposed wheel nuts and optional aluminium alloy wheels are styled to the “turbina” design first seen on the alloy wheels of the Alfa Romeo Montreal.
Often overlooked, the beautiful 105 Series Coupés have been under-appreciated for a long time. In the retail marketplace there is evidence that these models may have matured. Partly due to their usability but largely owing to their impressive styling, the GTV has become sought after and a great alternative as a classic GT.
EKH 722J is a 1972 model GTV which benefitted from much restoration work in South Africa and more recently came into the UK. In the hands of just one fastidious UK owner, this beautiful GTV has been further improved, with attention being given to the brakes and suspension. The bodywork has been wax oiled to ensure its preservation and the standard wheels have been replaced with Momo Veglia wheels, fitted with new tyres all round.
Finished in the traditional Alfa colours of Rosso red with a black interior, the overall impression is very pleasing. Offered with a UK V5, MoT to February 2016, also, copies of invoices for maintenance work, this is a highly driveable, beautiful GT car which begs to be used and enjoyed.