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Re: It's Alfa Tuesday...
« Reply #60 on: January 22, 2019, 06:13:02 PM »
When I look at those late model Alfa Romeos that appear very much like Fiat versions of BMWs to me, the link below is what I think about.  Iíve had quite a bit of conversation with the former chief engineer for AR North America, the guy who guided them to racing victories with GTVs at Sebring etc.  The stories of the end of his career do not motivate me to buy a 2019 Alfa, as much as I enjoyed and admired the three Arese built cars Iíve had.  In fact, I hear the Japanese calling ever louder every time the time comes to buy a new car  :wink:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfa_Romeo_Arese_Plant



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Re: It's Alfa Tuesday...
« Reply #61 on: January 22, 2019, 06:26:18 PM »
When I look at those late model Alfa Romeos that appear very much like BMWs to me, the link below is what I think about.  Iíve had quite a bit of conversation with the former chief engineer for AR North America, the guy who guided them to racing victories with GTVs at Sebring etc.  The stories of the end of his career do not motivate me to buy a 2019 Alfa, as much as I enjoyed and admired the three Arese built cars Iíve had.  In fact, I hear the Japanese calling ever louder every time the time comes to buy a new car  :wink:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfa_Romeo_Arese_Plant





Good point but Alfa Romeo invented BMW.
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Re: It's Alfa Tuesday...
« Reply #62 on: January 22, 2019, 06:29:51 PM »
Good point but Alfa Romeo invented BMW.

And then Fiat killed Alfa before copying BMW and using the badge only.  A deeply inspired move... (not)   

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Re: It's Alfa Tuesday...
« Reply #63 on: January 22, 2019, 06:39:04 PM »
And then Fiat killed Alfa before copying BMW and using the badge only.  A deeply inspired move... (not)

also true....Alfa invented the sport sedan.  BMW copied it.  Fiat destroyed and saved ALfa.  Alfa selling Beemer copies. 

More or less where we're going here.

Almost bought and Alfa a couple of times.   Like I almost did many things.
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Re: It's Alfa Tuesday...
« Reply #64 on: January 22, 2019, 06:51:46 PM »
Mazda now makes cars a lot like Alfa made, if in doubt just ask Fiat where theyíd get a sports car.   :evil: :grin:

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Re: It's Alfa Tuesday...
« Reply #65 on: January 22, 2019, 11:08:24 PM »
Along with the new GTV, Alfa is also reviving the 8C for 2021. Artist renderings-



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Re: It's Alfa Tuesday...
« Reply #66 on: January 23, 2019, 06:25:42 AM »
I must say I like the new Giulia a lot, it is a lot more Alfaish than any of their offerings have been for many years.

Anyways as I'm late for Alfa Tuesday, here's a Alfa Wednesday picture of my Giulia sprint GT Veloce 1600, the home of the engine I posted pictures of in my T5 restoration thread.


And one of my buddys Montreal that we drove from Rome to Denmark
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Re: It's Alfa Tuesday...
« Reply #67 on: January 23, 2019, 08:11:01 AM »

The Montreal was so cool! 
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Re: It's Alfa Tuesday...
« Reply #68 on: January 23, 2019, 02:35:24 PM »
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Re: It's Alfa Tuesday...
« Reply #70 on: January 23, 2019, 08:05:00 PM »
The Montreal was so cool!
I was never a big fan of the Montreal itself; the looks never grabbed me.  But I liked that it had that sweet little V8.  I once heard that a French dealership at the time built 25 GTVs with Montreal engines, but I have been unable to confirm that, so I'm thinking it wasn't true.  :(  That would be sweet, though.  It's pretty much the same chassis as the Berlina; I wonder how hard it would be to convert a Berlina to Montreal running gear?  That would totally rock.

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Re: It's Alfa Tuesday...
« Reply #72 on: January 25, 2019, 05:55:48 AM »
I was never a big fan of the Montreal itself; the looks never grabbed me.  But I liked that it had that sweet little V8.  I once heard that a French dealership at the time built 25 GTVs with Montreal engines, but I have been unable to confirm that, so I'm thinking it wasn't true.  :(  That would be sweet, though.  It's pretty much the same chassis as the Berlina; I wonder how hard it would be to convert a Berlina to Montreal running gear?  That would totally rock.

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The looks are bit love or hate thing. I like the looks of it. But the engine is indeed the gem of the car! It is an awesome "little" engine! Sounds and pulls great

The Montreal is based on a widened Giulia base and the basic suspension components are similar. There is a range of them that has been modified to cope with the extra weight and power of the v8.

With work the v8 should be able to be fitted to a berlina, but first you need to find one :) There is one guy on Alfa BB who bought one that needed a full overhaul with new pistons and liners and he had to cash out 7000$. For the engine only that is!
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Re: It's Alfa Tuesday...
« Reply #74 on: February 05, 2019, 04:18:40 PM »
Sell some of your stuff, 'cause you need this!



This is a link to an auction listing for an automobile:

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Re: It's Alfa Tuesday...
« Reply #75 on: February 05, 2019, 06:02:53 PM »
wow,  pretty car, even has air.  Not seen one that looks nicer.  It'll be interesting to see what it brings.   $40k?
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Re: It's Alfa Tuesday...
« Reply #76 on: February 05, 2019, 06:14:17 PM »
Link to a beautiful Zagato body Alfa. I've seen other articles on this find on my phone that show more pictures but oddly can't find it on google.
https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/buying-maintenance/a26142119/alfa-romeo-sprint-veloce-zagato-barn-find/

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Re: It's Alfa Tuesday...
« Reply #78 on: February 12, 2019, 07:16:53 PM »
wow,  pretty car, even has air.  Not seen one that looks nicer.  It'll be interesting to see what it brings.   $40k?

wrong-0.

$40k?  Nope, $46k  wowowowowow.

too rich for me.  And think about driving and maintaining it.
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« Reply #80 on: February 23, 2019, 07:09:29 PM »
It's a Double Feature Night!

This is a link to another Alfa Romeo Moviette:

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Re: It's Alfa Tuesday...
« Reply #81 on: February 26, 2019, 02:40:14 PM »
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Re: It's Alfa Tuesday...
« Reply #83 on: February 27, 2019, 09:55:16 AM »

I always liked the SZ   :thumb:
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Re: It's Alfa Tuesday...
« Reply #85 on: February 27, 2019, 07:25:16 PM »
I'm torn on the SZ. Attractive at some angles, hideous at others.
I'd like to get my GTV6 up to that spec.
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Re: It's Alfa Tuesday...Wednesday Bonus
« Reply #86 on: March 06, 2019, 08:04:19 AM »
Tough-guy Alfa!



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Re: It's Alfa Tuesday...
« Reply #88 on: March 12, 2019, 10:03:19 AM »


I sure miss the old GTV-6.  Hope to have another ALFA, someday.


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Re: It's Alfa Tuesday...
« Reply #89 on: March 12, 2019, 08:09:05 PM »
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