Okay so not a lot happened on the GTV project for a couple of years as we focused on other Alfa-related projects and life in general got busy. The interior fit out slowly trickled along in the workshop in the background here and there during 2018 and 2019.
Then suddenly 2020 and the global pandemic gripped the world, and my friend Bruno at Maranello Pur Sang Motors suddenly had a bit more spare time and I wasn’t distracting him with any of my other projects. The GTV project got a sudden acceleration.
And so in September 2020, we brought our baby home – fully complete and on a club permit and ready to drive.
It arrived with us during the ‘ring of steel’ lockdown here in Melbourne, and we’ve only done a few short jaunts out of town in that time. I haven’t even managed to get it somewhere nice for a proper photo shoot. It is LOVELY to drive, everything I’d hoped for as everything is renewed and refreshed and tight.
Hopefully over the coming months things will return to more of a sense of normal, and we’ll be out and about more in this car in club events and such.
This is the end of a long enjoyable chapter of restoration. Now we can enjoy the car in the next chapter of driving and exploring.