• This 1972 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 is up for auction until Sunday, May 28.
  • The lightweight little sports coupe is powered by a twin-cam 2.0-liter four-cylinder and was rated at 129 horsepower when new.
  • The car looks to be in incredible condition and is said to have been refurbished in the 2010s under previous ownership.

We seem to be reaching a new peak on the sine graph representing car sizes. Mid-size pickups have grown beyond that of full-size trucks from not too many years ago. Sedans and crossovers continue to balloon upwards and outwards. A 2023 BMW i7 xDrive60 recently tipped the Car and Driver scales at over 6000 pounds.

We haven't always had such huge cars, though. This little Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 was considered an ideal-sized sport coupe for the driving enthusiast of the early 1970s. And provided you don't mind mixing it up with outsized modern traffic, you can experience this Alfa yourself, as the car is currently up for auction at Bring a Trailer—which, like Car and Driver, is part of Hearst Autos.

As all old Italian sports coupes should be, the Alfa is finished in red over black vinyl—with a wooden steering wheel and woodgrain trim lining the dash. The car looks to be in fantastic condition, perhaps not concours ready, but more than ready to show off at a local car event. The car is said to have been refurbished under previous ownership in the 2010s before it was acquired by the current seller in 2021.

According to the listing, both the camshaft and oil pan were resealed in March 2023. The 2.0-liter double-overhead-cam four-cylinder engine features SPICA mechanical fuel injection and was factory rated at 129 horsepower and 130 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission.

The listing puts the odometer at 27K miles, approximately 1000 of which have been added by the current owner, though the vehicle's total mileage is unknown.

You may not have the towering seating position that's so popular today, but this little Alfa will put a smile on your face every time get behind the wheel—or even look at it. At this writing, bidding sits at just over $25,000. The auction ends May 28.

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