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*89x2*
12-22-06, 05:22 PM
I saw this for sale and thought the links themselves, were rather interesting.

Obviously built before our beloved B2K's, the Alfa TT Callaway was THE car that caught the attention of GM, changing their plans for their own Twin Turbo program and shifting it over to Callaway Engineering :cool

Enjoy these links - Obviously, this piece of history is for sale :upthumbs

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Alfa-Romeo-Callaway-Twin-Turbo-GTV-6-Callaway-Twin-Turbo-Alfa-Romeo-GTV-6_W0QQitemZ170063451772QQihZ007QQcategoryZ5356QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


General information link: http://www.innovativesolu.com/jas/callaway/



http://i7.ebayimg.com/04/i/000/80/42/14b3_1.JPG

lacorsanostra
12-22-06, 06:31 PM
As an FYI, this car is the #4 (of 5) prototype Alfa Romeo Callaway Twin Turbo. This is the one used for road tests by the various magazines in the fall of 1985. It has since been modified rather extensively. I guesstimate that if it were back to all-original it'd go for $$$ among the collector-types.

-Joe in SoFla

*89x2*
12-22-06, 09:48 PM
As an FYI, this car is the #4 (of 5) prototype Alfa Romeo Callaway Twin Turbo. This is the one used for road tests by the various magazines in the fall of 1985. It has since been modified rather extensively. I guesstimate that if it were back to all-original it'd go for $$$ among the collector-types.

-Joe in SoFla

Joe, thank you and welcome to the :CAC

I do have a question for you - how many of the original Callaway TT Alfas do you suppose, remain & ready for the road??

I think there was a black one for sale a year or two ago, but it was pretty rusty :eek

Again, Welcome! :w

lacorsanostra
12-22-06, 09:56 PM
As best as I've been able to piece it together, of the 34 to 37 ever made (the number varies on who is telling the tale), about 4 have been lost forever and most have become organ donors. Another 2-3 are WILDLY rusted and will join the unsalvageable soon unless someone takes drastic (and expensive) action. The cost of restoring a far-gone Alfa TT is 3x the cost of a good Alfa TT, so it makes no financial sense.

I dimly remember that black one. The last I heard of it, the Callaway bits had been transplanted into a healthy recipient, but to the purists, the new car is not a real Callaway.

...and thanks!

-Joe in SoFla

*89x2*
12-23-06, 11:55 AM
...found this brochure online - figured it may be of interest here :cool

http://www.gtv6-156gta.be/GTV6Callaway1985.jpg (http://www.gtv6-156gta.be/GTV6Callaway1985.pdf)

http://www.gtv6-156gta.be/GTV6Callaway1985.pdf

...and an intro to the C&D article that relates:

http://www.gtv6-156gta.be/GTV6CallawayRT1985.pdf

http://www.gtv6-156gta.be/GTV6CallawayRT1985P52.jpg (http://www.gtv6-156gta.be/GTV6CallawayRT1985.pdf)

Enjoy! :m

*89x2*
12-23-06, 01:14 PM
Joe, found this "one" for sale - http://www.humanatek.com/callaway.htm


http://www.humanatek.com/images/TurboKit1.jpg

*89x2*
12-23-06, 01:16 PM
also:



http://alfasportivo.ultraweb.hu/modules/picofday/images/GTV6_Callaway.jpg

lacorsanostra
12-23-06, 09:16 PM
There's also this: http://alfa gtv6 . com/callaway.htm

(In chatting with the seller of the eBay car, he had no idea his was the #4 prototype!)

-Joe

Brangeta
12-24-06, 01:44 PM
That's a beautiful car. It's too bad the cars are all rusting out!

I spent from 11 am til 7 pm changing all of the coolant/heater hoses on our Z28... discovered some damage I didn't know about... poor old cars. :cry

There's battery acid damage, a little rust, and a few plastic parts with items broken off of them. Poor workmanship (other than the acid damage) due to Chevrolet dealerships servicing the vehicle no doubt...

TurboLuigi
12-24-06, 03:39 PM
Yep - its one thing to get a nice car and another thing to keep it.

Happy Holidays,

-Luigi
:cool