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« on: March 06, 2013, 05:17:52 PM »

Two sunny days of polishing and here she is Grin Loved these old girls since i had them as a lad, rare to find nowadays with out the rust. Love the colour myself but sure not everyone else will. Debate?? Wink


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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 05:26:31 PM »

Actually I dont think an R plate is correct for that series Graham!!! Only joking! What would I know....?!

Agree that the colour is a very personal thing but great individual looking cars nonetheless!!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 05:40:23 PM »

Oi! Now dont start all that again Roll Eyes Not our fault someone cant write numbers down properly Grin G
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 06:01:30 PM »

I think, one of the best handsome car....ever built..
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013, 06:18:10 PM »

Me to Yagmur. We both have good taste yes  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2013, 06:56:37 PM »

specially I like the dashboard in this first serie, rpm gauge is at the next of steering wheel alone..like a racing car...
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2013, 08:08:03 PM »

Looks good Graham, I personally like the colour, swap for a veneziano rosso Giulietta 1.6 lusso Roll Eyes?
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2013, 08:09:52 PM »

Rare alfa now the 116 GTV Smiley I love de Dion transaxle alfa's Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2013, 12:28:38 AM »

A great looking car Smiley

The colour..... Wink

I love it Grin Grin A genuine rival to Alfa Red.
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2013, 08:58:41 AM »

Got to be one of the best looking rears they put on a car  Roll Eyes dont think todays computer designed clones will ever be this good again. She came over with very well fitted seat covers on, i dont think anyone has actually sat on the seats themselves for a very long time if at all as once uncovered i could not believe their condition, un=marked! As I said I had many of these in the early eighties, always loved their looks, although with the heavy rake on the windscreen, italian seating position and being 6 2 it did mean not being able to see past the dash while on the move, made parking a "joy" Roll Eyes and yes they rusted in front of your eyes but all was forgiven as soon as you fired them up and the engine settled to the familiar slightly un-even slightly noisy Alfa twin cam noise while on tick over. Blip the throttle and watch the lovely center mounted tacho burst into life, hear the twin 40s under the bonnet catch their breath while still cold (never used the choke or fast running levers) then "slurp" into life, pure Italian music . This is why we love them! G


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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2013, 08:24:43 PM »

It's just wonderful  Smiley Smiley

More pictures please and one of the inside of the boot.
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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2013, 09:09:27 PM »

Just for you Rob (shame about the speaker wires) Note to self: Sort out speaker wires! THe seat covers i removed are in the bag, very 70s colour. Roll Eyes


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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2013, 09:28:14 PM »

I'm not that into Alfa Romeo (not even after working as a mechanic there for three years), but this is a very, very fine example. I like it. Is that a standard color? Nice. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2013, 09:59:15 PM »

Alfa's are a funny thing, definately not as "tough" as Fiats or Lancia's. Everyone I have ever owned had strange things about it and yes the deaded electrics could play up (never put a 75 V6 through a car wash it will have a mind of its own for ever after Huh), yes they rusted very badly in the UK (one of my Suds pedal mount went through the bulkhead one day while sitting with my foot on the brakes at a set of lights!) but they just have something about them. We had the local Alfa Romeo club man pay us a suprise visit the other day , he loved the car and confirmed that although very rare the colour was an original colour and he had only ever seen one other. G
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« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2013, 11:28:44 PM »

Wow, the ALFA looks like new  Wink   I had a '86 GTV6 (in red) for a while, it was super fast.  Bought as a non runner.  Had to change the head gasket(s) and do some welding but that's nothing new  Smiley 

Always wondered if the V6 was just a couple of cylinders too far from the original design.....sticky rear pads ate the rear discs unfortunately..and along the same lines as you mention  - I made the mistake of putting it through a car wash - it broke down 10 mins later obviously.....

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