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My Alfa Romeo GTV6 remains unsold.

In order to spice up my online advertising a little, I had the GTV6 detailed yesterday. After that, I called my mate Stu the Lens Genius and we went for a little photo-shoot. We took the car down to the docks here in Hobart and up to a treed area just outside town, called The Domain.

I think the car scrubbed up quite nicely and, of course, Stu’s talents behind the camera have brought out the absolute best in it.

It’s a cracker of a car and worth more than what I’m asking for it, but it seems the interest in 1980’s Europeans might be down a bit in these uncertain times. There has been some interest, however, and I’ve even got two parties interested in it right now, but they’re moving very slowly.

Fingers crossed that this facelift and photoshoot will reel in some more punters. The car’s worth every penny and someone deserves a GTV6 this good.

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14 Comments

    1. It IS so good. But I have a lot of cars on my bucket list and limited money/room. Also, Mrs Swade and I plan on doing a big road trip this year and the Alfa’s just not suitable for such an undertaking for someone of my size and body shape. Someone with shorter legs would find it much more comfortable, but it’s a bit too small for me.

      1. Understand! Many years ago I had an Alfa Sprint (Alfasud based, pretty little coupe) and being 6’2 I struggled with it! Only the handling and spirit of the car kept me tolerating the Italian style discomfort!

        Many Alfas later I moved on to “Northern European” comfort levels! LOL!

        1. My first Alfa was a Sprint, back in the late 1990s. Loved that car, though it was in a terrible state. Gave me a taste, though.

  1. Swade,

    Who’s your target customer? Do they hang out at the docks? If so, why don’t I see a Cadillac limo filled with goons opposite the Alfa? That’s the standard “docks” scene from every 1970’s cop film.

    The typical Alfa customer in Canada would relate to a picture of the car in front of the best cappuccino terrace in town. In their mind’s eye, they are wearing Armani and having a picnic with a supermodel in the Tuscan hills; so you should get a shot of that too!
    Make sure the supermodel has a driver’s license. She’ll need to drive the camera car while Stu gets some motion shots.

    On a more serious note, I like the pictures, but I’m not sure that the backgrounds sell the Alfa lifestyle. The forest shot comes closest (can you borrow an Italian greyhound?). I can picture myself buying an Italian coupe, but I don’t picture myself hanging out in an empty parking lot by the docks with it. That doesn’t convey romance to me, it conveys that feeling when everybody’s gone and you’re left waiting for the recovery truck.

    1. It wasn’t a planned shoot, Bernard. In fact, I called Stu only about 90 seconds before actually picking him up.

      However, being rushed or planned might not have changed much. The objective was to show the car, not to theme the car with a lifestyle. The docks gave us an industrial feel that also provided a basic background to let the beauty of the car be the highlight.

      Very happy with how it turned out, too.

      1. I do like the pictures. They show what an informed GTV buyer wants to see: nice paint, straight panels, good interior, no scary mods. In other words, a good clean car that warrants a personal inspection.

        I guess the direction that I was headed with my weak attempt at humour is this: we’ve all seen used car adverts with suspiciously bad photos. Can you have a used car ad with suspiciously good photos? Would it be counter-productive to try to sell a normal car using magazine-style photo concepts?

        I’ve noticed that some ebay ads for muscle cars have a woman posing in front of the car. Presumably, she’s not part of the deal (unless I’m very naive). Does that really work? What if you went all the way and tried to recreate a vintage ad? I’m imagining a used minivan posing by the football pitch, with kids streaming out in team uniforms, or a Range Rover parked in front of a Victorian estate. Would this draw you in, or would it turn you off (just like a blurry cell phone pic of a “running” car in a poorly lit garage)?

        1. I did have concerns about publishing these with the ad for the car. Do they promise so much that a 28 year old car can’t live up to it in person? It does have a number of stonechips on the front, for example, which don’t show up in photos from a distance. So I’ve used the pics in the ad but kept a couple of detail shots with faults as well.

          Basically, I think whichever way you go, the car’s got to live up to the promise. Especially when you’re selling privately, face-to-face, and even more so when the buyer has to travel to see it (inevitable when you live somewhere like Tassie).

          I’ve seen the ladies-draped-on-car ads here in Australia, too. Not a good look. Let’s just say the typical Aussie muscle car seller doesn’t count elegance as his strong suit 🙂

  2. Have you seen Fiat’s new advertising campaign in the US with Charlie Sheen (to try and shift Fiat 500s)? It smells of desperation. I hope Alfa advertising in Europe isn’t this bad (you can find it on youtube.http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Wk9PfN2Hphw ). The email its from can be read at http://view.fiat-email.com/?j=fe481779776c0d757c13&m=fe621570746506757d1c&ls=fdcc1570766c017d7c11747564&l=fe9317737d60037c77&s=fde61576766203747117797c&jb=ff921376&ju=fe27177371620575721074&r=0

  3. The photos are really impressive, although I don’t know how many would move the car more readily, I think the facts about the car are the most important fact, as you say, but at least everyone can appreciate looking at the car – even if no intention to purchase.
    It is almost more an ad for Stu, I’m seriously considering asking Stu to do my next lot of family photos. Except for the shot focus on the rear quarter panel.
    Wish he had taken some shots of my 260Z.

    1. I’m happy to do an ad for Stu. He’s incredibly talented behind the camera but (as I frequently tell him) too reserved about pushing his talent. He’s not a pro. He does it for the love of it. But he produces very professional results.

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