GTV Daytona limited edition

On facebook a new limited edition poped up, or it seems like it.

Striking is the high number of examples made, almost 90 and yet no one saw this for sale. Reason for this might be that the badge is not clearly visible from the outside. Unknown is who hade this edition and how many examples in reality were made. Zender kit is probably added later. VIN number indicates a Phase 1b car, so does the rectangular climate controls, but the steering wheel is older. Unknown is what special features distinguish this edition.

As for now this edition will not be added to my findings, even though there are non-factory editions like Alfa Corse.

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Spider Serie Speciale 2004 rims

Spider Serie Speciale 2004 rims are quite different from simillar rims from alfa 156 Ti or 166 Ti. Look opposite the airvent, Ti versions have a special logo, which Spiders rims lacks. Also their size is different.

156 Ti 7×17″ and Ti logo

166 Ti 7×17″ and Ti logo

Spider Serie Speciale 2004 7,5×17″ and no Ti logo

Special thanks to Diego.

916 2-piece steering wheel

916 2-piece steering wheel of perforated leather limited editions. Motus and Edizione Sportiva Spider

Standard 3-spoke, single-piece steering wheel. From M.Y.1997 till the end of production.
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Leather 2-piece steering wheel from Motus and Edizione Sportiva Spider. M.Y.2002. Inner piece, that is not the horn piece, is covered in perforated leather. Also with red stitching.
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Wooden trimmed 2-piece steering wheel from M.Y.2003 (Was it an earlier option also?)
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GTV/Spider V6 TB power

is… 147kW (200CV)

9 documents provided by manufacturer regarding the CORRECT GTV/Spider V6 TB power, both Phase 1 and Phase 2. All state 147kW (200CV) not 148 not 149. It does not matter if You found a journalist or a register that provides other information. MANUFACTURER states 147kW. See brochures, owner’s manual, workshop manual, press kit.

1995-press-kit 1996 GTV brochure 1999 spider brochure SONY DSC 1998-GTV-workshop-manual 1998-Spider-workshop-manual 1995 GTV brochure 1996 GTV brochure 2 1998 spider brochure

Also on Wikipedia the entry, edited by me, states 147kW, so untill a hard evidence is provided this value will not be changed.

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GTV/Spider phase 2a

First major facelift for GTV/Spider range. Some call it phase 2 I named it phase 2a to differentiate it from later Euro3 oriented phase 2b.

Introduced in April 1998 phase 2a brought many changes to the range, cosmetic, mechanical and even more options to choose from. Presentation took place at 67th Turin International Motor Show. This phase also reffered to as M.Y 1998 spanned 04/1998-07/2000.

What was introduced?
144 bhp-106 kW 1.8 T. Spark 16V engine
200 bhp-147 kW 2.0 V6 turbo engine for Spider on italian market
aerodynamic kitfor GTV (black front spoiler and body-coloured rear spoiler with built-in third brake light)
six-speed gearbox for Alfa Gtv 3.0 V6 24V
17″ wheels for GTV
new black strip has been added between hood cover and boot
Blue Style and Red Style interiors
electrically-controlled heated tilting front seats for GTV
wiring for a car phone
Tyrekit, an alternative to the conventional spare wheel
New pastel colour Bianco Polare
New metallic colours: Eclipse Grey, Blu Vela, Zoe Yellow, Victoria Blue
Iridescent paint: Azzurro Nuvola for GTV and Verde Oasi for Spider

What was changed?
2.0 T. Spark 16V engine got variable lenght intake manifold and power increase from 150 bhp-110 kW to 155 bhp-114 kW and plastic cover
sideskirts, car-coloured bumpers and side strips
wheel rim design and a new 16″ wheel design
exhaust tailpipe: chrome-plated stainless steel on the Alfa Spider and black for the Alfa Gtv
front shield is now framed by a chrome-plated moulding
A black, scored door sill plate bears the wording Alfa Romeo in aluminium-grey
modified instrument and control facia and central console
climate control system is now automatic
brand new cloth trim for the seats and door panels
gear knob, mats and boot lining
previously white Momo leather seats were replaced with black Momo leather seats
plastic (nylon strengthened with fibreglass) intake manifold for a t.spark engines
blue instead of beige Spider hood option
electronic throttle body on 3.0 V6 24v

What was taken away?
spare wheel and nothing else!

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Alfa Romeo GTV and Spider Production Numbers

Alfa Romeo GTV and Spider Production Numbers


Following table is updated with my original research.
And so years: 1993, 1994, 2002, 2003 ad 2004 are different from those based on other sources and are most up-to-date.
Currently year 2001 is being researched as up to this point it was only done selectively in search of limited editions only.
Rest of the table is still based on current publications and therefore will be subjected to change when and if there are any differences in results.
With selective 2001 year and complete 2002-2004 years researched, I was able to compile limited editions numbers and phase 3 register so far.


last update: 4-02-2014

Total count: 41,992 GTV and 38,764 Spider produced.
Phase 3 total count: 4,705 units.

GTV Alfa Corse

1995 GTV Alfa Corse for sale at Beige Leather seats and no limited edition plaque. Also please note the different front bumper lower lip and single exhaust.

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Maybe it’s just an aftermarket tuning. Original edition should have a 230 PS engine.

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