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A GTV6 in Swingin' London

One of the pleasures of running this site is hearing from like-minded enthusiasts all over the world.  One such new friend is a Londoner named Alex, who has a beautiful red GTV6, with RHD, and wrote me one of the nicest letters I have received, about how reading about my exploits made him want to get out there and drive his car more.  On my recent trip to the UK, I of course had to look him up and go for a ride in his Alfa.First of all, Alex's car is in pretty damn nice condition, with an excellent respray and gorgeous Ronal Turbo wheels that make the car look totally stunning. Getting inside the car was sort of surreal, as I was of course getting in on the side I am accustomed to, yet all the dashboard is obviously on the other side.  It felt weird getting into such a familiar seat, but having no steering wheel in front of me!

We motored through some interesting parts of the city in search of a picturesque spot for some photos.  The thing that always surprises me when I ride in other peoples' GTV6's is really that no two sound alike.  There are so many different permutations of possible exhaust setup that riding in someone else's car is always something of a fresh experience.

At this point I have to confess a small twinge of jealousy.  The European bumpers really transform and lighten the entire appearance of the car, compared to the US bumpers, and Alex's Ronals just look so damn good.  It took him years to get his hands on them, as they are extraordinarily rare.I love that other than the rims, Alex has kept his car stock and really just maintains it beautifully. Being half Italian himself, Alex has a real affinity for these cars (he also owns a very pretty 1750 GTV!), and I am so glad I got to meet him and share in the passion we both have for the GTV6. Check out the full gallery of photos I took HERE.

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Reader Comments (6)

Bradley - let me know if you are visting Brisbane Australia and I'll be happy to take you for a spin in mine!
October 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJason Wishart
He obviously lives in a charming mews. Which one?
October 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAuntie Loch-Braiques
He doesn't live there. We just stopped for photos.
October 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBradley Price

Now THOSE are some aftermarket wheels that I would put on my GTV6.

November 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIke
They are hyper rare. Good luck!
November 14, 2012 | Registered CommenterBradley Price
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