Alfa Romeo

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  1. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    My favorite Alfa, the 33 Stradale:

    [​IMG]
     
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    imageWIS Senior member

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    Kai, if you look at the Ferrari thread, you notice that my comment regarding the pictures of that ultra-wealthy Japanese collectors garage, was that the first thing that got my attention was the Tipo 33…god, what a great car. [​IMG] Jon.
     
  3. skalogre

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    Wow that Tipo 33 is a beauty. Well, unlike it seems other here, I do actually like Alfa's current models. I am hoping that I will get to see a production Brera up close when I get to visit home next.
     
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    SGladwell: If I were back on the continent right now, I would most likely grab a 147JTD. If petrol costs were no object, I would not mind a 147 GTA though (anyone seen that Top Gear with Clarkson going bonkers with it?) Edit: Found it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXJ1P...p%20gear%20147
     
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    What's wrong with modern Alfa's? Just look at that cockpit:

    [​IMG]

    Jon.
     
  6. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    What's wrong with modern Alfa's? Just look at that cockpit: Jon.
    No complaints here [​IMG] ! I would not hesitate to get an Alfa if I were in Europe at this point. A lot of the reliability problems have also been sorted out, the biggest issue they have (at least in the UK) is the horrid customer service and dealer network.
     
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    No complaints here [​IMG] ! I would not hesitate to get an Alfa if I were in Europe at this point. A lot of the reliability problems have also been sorted out, the biggest issue they have (at least in the UK) is the horrid customer service and dealer network.
    You: “My car is broken again” Dealer: “What? Shes a broken? Again? Whata the matta with her?” You: “Why are you talking in that accent? We're in Surrey!” [​IMG] It could be worse, it could be an American car...[​IMG] Jon.
     
  8. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    You: "My car is broken again"

    Dealer: "What? Shes a broken? Again? Whata the matta with her?"

    You: "Why are you talking in that accent? Were in Surrey!"

    [​IMG]

    It could be worse, it could be an American car...[​IMG]

    Jon.


    LMAO. It is funny but I think every single magazine I have seen an Alfa review in mention crappy dealerships.
     
  9. skalogre

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    We just have to hope that Luca di Montezomolo will give teh green light after all on the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione... so many production rumours, so few facts...

    [​IMG]

    and for comparison, the original 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2500 Le Mans [​IMG]
     
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    I actually found a video of the concept out on what seems like either a test track or a public road. Aaah, that Alfa engine note [​IMG]
     
  11. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Alfa Romeo used to be sponsered by the government, which is why they took trips to the US a lot back in the '50s and '60s.

    I believe that's why they stopped US exportation since the government stopped sponsering them.
     
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    What's wrong with modern Alfa's? Just look at that cockpit
    Let's see. Cheap tan leather (you can't tell from the pictures, but it is) with silvery accents that are supposed to evoke metal but obviously aren't. If the seats were black and the interior trim was body color (though maybe it is) that interior would flow much better. You know what Alfa item I dearly want? That red delta-grill dress (see 8C picture above, as well as a great poster Alfa shipped in one all of the British and non-tabloid German car mags when the 147 debuted) for my GF.
     
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    and for comparison, the original 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2500 Le Mans [​IMG]

    ? ? ? The car in the photo is one of the little V8 Stradiales. It's similar to the two Stradiales pictured in the posts above. [​IMG]
     
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    Let's see. Cheap tan leather (you can't tell from the pictures, but it is) with silvery accents that are supposed to evoke metal but obviously aren't. If the seats were black and the interior trim was body color (though maybe it is) that interior would flow much better.


    Other than the cheap leather, everything else is a matter of taste. Anyways, its WAY better than anything found in American cars.

    Jon.
     
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    Alfa Romeo used to be sponsered by the government, which is why they took trips to the US a lot back in the '50s and '60s.

    I believe that's why they stopped US exportation since the government stopped sponsering them.


    Well, Berlusconi was too busy dry humping police officers to worry about Alfa.

    Jon.
     

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