1973 Alfa Romeo GT Veloce 2000

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1973 Alfa Romeo GT Veloce 2000

I'm just making a semi-guess this is a '73, so you Alfa fanatics out there can score Anorak Points by telling us why it's really a '71 or '74.

1973 Alfa Romeo GT Veloce 2000

The 24 Hours of LeMons Chief Perp, Jay Lamm, drove a caged, Hammerite-painted, Conrad Stevenson-ized '71 GTV as his everyday transportation for many years, and I can say from personal experience that it's a helluva car. Oh sure, I've been a passenger in the thing when Jay lost a freeway-onramp drag race against an older woman in a 5-year-old Accord who didn't even know we were racing, but the GTV sounded amazing! And that pretty much sums up the GTV Experience: by modern standards, it's pretty slow… but who the hell cares?
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