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.
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...
Was hoping Alfa might make a Giulia Quadrifoglio estate, but looks like they're not going to.
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!!!
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...
We're hearing stories about the Giulia reliability, and not so pleasant ones.
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.
That is exactly what it will be. But will it be the same spec?
I find it a bit disingenuous to claim Alfa-Romeo was a "supplier" of engines all through the 1960s. They were tuned 4 cylinder road-car engines. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/features/2017/11/gallery--alfa-romeo-s-f1-pedigree.html
The engine will have to be of a competitive spec otherwise it will do Alfa no good to be classed as an also ran?
Alfa Romeo you say?
I had this 3-door 147 back in 2002...lovely car
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
In 2010 I went for a 159 ti..
..and then earlier this year, another 147, this time the facelift model...not as nice as the original design
Loved them all...and never had a single issue on the newer ones..the old GTV had a few issues, but nothing major
Wow David, you are a true Alfa fan!
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.
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.
Lovely and in beautiful condition too
Speaking of Alfas, I took this photo last year at the Alfa museum...what a beauty!
^that is one of the most beautiful modern cars ever made.
Alfa Romeo takes on the F1 again:
I am looking forward to this Comeback!
Yes, met too! I posted the announcement last week.
Your post has a nice pictorial!
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