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Alfa GTV: The Difficulties of a Conversion

The Creative Workshop presents: the 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000.

The 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 was the last and most capable version of the famous 105 series. Originally it was equipped with a 2.0-liter engine with 132hp. For The Creative Workshop, however, it arrived as a 'conversion', i.e. a car that had gone through numerous transplants in which original components were replaced with others. Originally thinking the Alfa was taken to the workshop in a relatively good shape, inside and outside, however it was soon revealed that it truly was a mess.

"The engine was a modern 2000 unit and all the components weren't original to the car," says shop owner Jason Wenig. "The challenges were to get everything to fit, operate as if it was an OEM vehicle even though a lot of these parts weren't meant to be in that car. The engine was a modern Alfa Romeo engine; the gearbox was from a modern Alfa Romeo. We changed the wiring and the carburation. With that type of car, it was never going to work together, however now it does."

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