New GTV6 project, 1981 Rosso

With the oldest GTV6 nearing 40 years in service, a forum to document projects and restoration seems sensible.
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New GTV6 project, 1981 Rosso

Post by Michael » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:06 am

Hey guys:
Its been a long time since I've had a GTV6 to work on, I thought it high time that I start a new project.
I bought this car from Colorado, its a 'blue plate' N California car and I guess the best part is that it has no rust. Well, at least, I have not found any so far :-)
Anyway, here are some pictures:
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Re: New GTV6 project, 1981 Rosso

Post by Michael » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:09 am

The car is impressive, for 38 years old, the panels are remarkably straight! Total miles are around 140k but not too many of those have been accrued in recent years. I bought the car with a broken stock engine. I'm not sure what is wrong with it, but the previous owner overhauled the cylinder heads and the car never ran properly afterwards. In any regard, I'm planning on installing a 3.0 liter engine sourced from a Milano back in the late 90s.
I'm working on the engine currently, just to re-seal it. I'll then install it, get the car running and figure out what else it needs.
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Re: New GTV6 project, 1981 Rosso

Post by Michael » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:19 am

The front end pictures illustrate the need for some bodywork. The car has been hit in the front at some point and the front panel needs to be either straightened or replaced...
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Shows above is a NOS front panel I found in Australia ... its quite expensive :cry:
In any regard, once I get the car running I'll be able to get some opinions from some body shops.

I'll update this as I go, next up - getting that 3 liter engine ready to install.
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Re: New GTV6 project, 1981 Rosso

Post by 75evo » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:57 am

Oh hello there stranger, nice to see you back at home :D

I spoke to Rob a few months ago telling him to be on a lookout for a GTV6 for you. Good to know you now have one in hand.
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Re: New GTV6 project, 1981 Rosso

Post by Michael » Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:19 pm

Yes thanks, Rob indeed takes credit for finding this one for me :D
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Re: New GTV6 project, 1981 Rosso

Post by KevinR » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:01 pm

Michael that GTV looks like it's pretty good to shape to be restored . Always so much easier when it's not rotten . Look forward to watching progress. Are you going down the route of Powdercoating all suspension bits and plating all the associated bits . Good that it does not have a sun roof as those are just rust traps.
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