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MickyV

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1985 GTV6 Correct Steering Wheel and Radio
« on: December 08, 2019, 08:34:59 PM »
Hi All,

I'm looking to get a 1985 GTV6 back to as original condition as possible and would appreciate some advice and guidance on the following questions:

1. Did the 1985 GTV6 come standard with the wood or leather steering wheel;
2. Which is the correct Radio for the car ;
3. Did the 1985 models ever come with colour coded bumpers from factory;
4. Some cars have the two tone paint work (grey / charcoal at bottom side). Was this an option at the time ?

Thanks
Michael

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Re: 1985 GTV6 Correct Steering Wheel and Radio
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2019, 02:41:36 PM »
Hi Michael

As I understand it as far as the Australian market is concerned:

1. Very early cars had wood, the rest had leather.  By 1985 leather.
2. The factory shipped them without radios.  Alfa Australia fitted Eurovox units before delivery.  The ones in GTV6ís had a joystick control for fade/balance.
3. No.  The late series Grand Prix model cars did, but it was a different style bumper.
4. Not an option, it varied depending on the build date.  Early cars didnít have it and also didnít have the side rubbing strip, cars from late 83 through to 85 had the strip and the charcoal colour, the last cars (from late 85 build) had the rubbing strip but body colour below it. Exact dates for these changes have been documented differently in different places. 

Hope this helps.
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Re: 1985 GTV6 Correct Steering Wheel and Radio
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2019, 09:46:49 PM »
Dear Alister,

Thank you for your help so far. The Radio appears to be the same one as in my 1984 Alfetta GCL. Someone once told me these were the same as the Radio in the GTV's.

The car is built June 1985. How do I know if it was born with the charcoal two tone colour ? Also was the charcoal below the rubber strip just painted on or is it actually a mould. My alfetta has plastic moulds that run down the side. 

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Re: 1985 GTV6 Correct Steering Wheel and Radio
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2019, 12:06:24 AM »
Dear Alister,

Thank you for your help so far. The Radio appears to be the same one as in my 1984 Alfetta GCL. Someone once told me these were the same as the Radio in the GTV's.

The car is built June 1985. How do I know if it was born with the charcoal two tone colour ? Also was the charcoal below the rubber strip just painted on or is it actually a mould. My alfetta has plastic moulds that run down the side.

Itís likely the radio is the same as your GCL, Iím no expert on those cars but Alfa used Eurovox radios for quite a while.  The GTVís used a similar radio but without the joystick.  Perhaps they only had the two speakers as standard while GTV6ís had 4. 

The charcoal colour was paint.  If your car was built June 85 then itís probably that way from new.  Only the very late cars had the body colour below the strip.
Alister
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Currently 1973 GTV 2000, a couple of Mercs,  a '14 Beetle (yes, seriously......), 2020 911 C2S (manual!)
Gone......far to many to list