1. Hubert

    Hubert Aug 31, 2017

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    Hubert Aug 31, 2017

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  3. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 31, 2017

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    My mate used to have an Alfa 164. Had a gearbox problem and they said the parts would take 6 weeks but they could do a gearbox pretty much straight away, so it cost him £2000... he fell out of love with it after that.
     
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  4. automobilia42

    automobilia42 Aug 31, 2017

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    I had an Alfetta 2.0 from '84, traded it in on a Peugeot 205 GTI, but I couldn't operate the gear-box because all the synchromesh rings were gone.
    So I put it in 2nd gear and drove home without shifting..as I didn't know then how-to double-clutch.
    Great looks with 15 inch Ronals but technically more like a lemon.
    Sold it the next week to an Alfisti as it appeared to be a "Savali edition" (dealer Sam van Lingen in NL made some special edition Alfa's), who enjoyed working on it, adjusting the carburettors, polishing it a bit, drive slowly through town and so on...:D
     
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  5. imagwai

    imagwai Aug 31, 2017

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    Was hoping Alfa might make a Giulia Quadrifoglio estate, but looks like they're not going to.
     
  6. WernerBoeinck

    WernerBoeinck Sep 1, 2017

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    Have a similar mate. Has always driven Alfas. Not only once he had to throw a broken exhaust into his car (several years ago!). His last Alfa is a dream: extremely red, black leather interior, music by Bose... But when the roof didn't close and the computer showed "A problem occurred" he really got angry. But he doesn't learn!!
    He can afford it. His wife drives a Miata!!!
     
  7. Hubert

    Hubert Nov 30, 2017

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    https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2017/11/alfa-romeo-to-return-to-f1-with-sauber.html
     
  8. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 30, 2017

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    The Alfa Romeo engineers and technicians, who have already demonstrated their capabilities with the newly-launched models, Giulia and Stelvio, will have the opportunity to make that experience available to the Sauber F1 Team.

    Wow, I bet Haas are super worried...
     
  9. elbeik

    elbeik Nov 30, 2017

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    We're hearing stories about the Giulia reliability, and not so pleasant ones.
     
  10. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Nov 30, 2017

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    Will the engine turn out to be a rebranded Ferrari? Could be a marketing coup for AR bringing the name once more to the fore.
     
  11. MRC

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  12. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Dec 1, 2017

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    The engine will have to be of a competitive spec otherwise it will do Alfa no good to be classed as an also ran?
     
  13. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Dec 2, 2017

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    Alfa Romeo you say?

    I had this 3-door 147 back in 2002...lovely car
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    Then I thought if my watches were vintage, maybe my car should be too? Next was this 1971 1750 GTV bought sight unseen from a farm where the original owner hadn't used it in close to a decade. He wanted $6500, but I think I got him down to $6000. Admittedly, the photo you see below is after it was stripped back to bare metal and re-painted...which cost a lot more than $6k ;)
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    In 2010 I went for a 159 ti..
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    ..and then earlier this year, another 147, this time the facelift model...not as nice as the original design
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    Loved them all...and never had a single issue on the newer ones..the old GTV had a few issues, but nothing major
     
  14. Hubert

    Hubert Dec 2, 2017

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    Wow David, you are a true Alfa fan! :thumbsup:
     
  15. Squadrone Rosso

    Squadrone Rosso Dec 3, 2017

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    I love my Alfas. Had several but nothing modern I’d want perhaps a 4c Spider for blasting up the Welsh mountains.

    I only have the one now, my Series 4 Giulia Spider.

    Pictured yesterday for the bi-annual Insurance valuation shots. Done c2500 miles in exactly two years.

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    Squadrone Rosso Dec 3, 2017

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    They say that’s what the Stelvio is for. Trouble is, unlike the German marques, Alfa simply don’t have the money or reputation to have a full range of cars.
     
  17. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Dec 3, 2017

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    Lovely and in beautiful condition too

    Speaking of Alfas, I took this photo last year at the Alfa museum...what a beauty!
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  18. elbeik

    elbeik Dec 4, 2017

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    ^that is one of the most beautiful modern cars ever made.
     
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    Remo Dec 4, 2017

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    Hubert Dec 4, 2017

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