It doesn’t feel like that long ago when office discussion was about how values of the 105 series of Bertone-designed Alfa Romeo coupés – GTVs and GT Juniors – had been stalled for some time and even appeared to be slipping back. It was notable because these cars had been one of the big winners of the last decade’s boom years. I know that all too well because I was looking to buy one when the prices took off and quickly became double what my meagre budget would allow.
Was there hope that I might one day upgrade from my Alfa Spider? Not any more, it seems. This year they’ve started to take off again, with good examples eagerly being snapped up as soon as they come to market. The guide has already been adjusted, but at the current rate of interest in them I suspect further upward movements are on the way.
And the reality is, they still look like pretty good value compared to Escort RS2000s.
Our current issue's roundup of Price Guide Movers On The Up shows a 3.1% climb for 1750/2000GTV models, meaning typically £6k for a rough example, £12k for a good one, £24k for a mint condition car and £33k for concours examples.
GT Juniors have jumped by 7.4%, meaning £4.75k, £10k, £20k and £29k in equivalent condition while their Zagato-bodied cousins are up 5% to £9.75k, £16.5k, £32k and £42k respectively.
Regardless of engine capacity, from 1290cc to 1962cc, they're united by entertaining twin-cam straight four engines and chuckable handling and style that means they can sit proudly next to anything. If you haven't tried one yet, make 2021 the year that you do.