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Old 03-22-2013, 07:17 PM   #1
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Default Got myself another Alfa Romeo..

Hello,

I got myself the black 79 Sprint Veloce 2 weeks ago and I love it! It puts a smile on my face every time I drive it. It needs some minor interior work, some mechanical stuff and the usual maintenance, other than that the motor runs strong the tranny is in great shape and the car has no rust!



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Old 03-22-2013, 07:27 PM   #2
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I dont understand the appeal of constant repairs to go slowly.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:28 PM   #3
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Cool!
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:36 PM   #4
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That's actually kinda sweet.

I've always sorta wanted to be a GTV6 owner, but never really wanted to own an older Italian car, if you know what I mean.

What's the other car? Looks like a GTA or GTV of some sort?
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:36 PM   #5
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In for more pics.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:37 PM   #6
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I want more pictures.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:39 PM   #7
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Very cool
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:49 PM   #8
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Very cool
Okay but why? Can someone explain it to me? I know people love these things but i cant understand it.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:51 PM   #9
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Holy ****. That makes a Jetta look more reliable than gravity.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:55 PM   #10
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Okay but why? Can someone explain it to me? I know people love these things but i cant understand it.
Ill take some more photos in a bit,
To answer your question why,

They are beautifully designed, they are harmonic cars,when you drive them, they almost sounds like a Ferrari, it doesn't sound like a small displacement car.
The driving experience is sweet like most classic cars because of the metal to metal feel, for the time they were built they had good performance, they can handle pretty nicely and are very responsive. You fall in love with them, they are desirable, look at the name, look at the lines.
They aren't known for maintenance, but most 4 cylinder alfa motors are strong,
You have to take care of some typical alfa mechanical things but if you maintain them well they will reward you with its drive.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:58 PM   #11
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That's actually kinda sweet.

I've always sorta wanted to be a GTV6 owner, but never really wanted to own an older Italian car, if you know what I mean.

What's the other car? Looks like a GTA or GTV of some sort?
The white one is a 74-GTV2000
The black is a 79 Sprint Veloce

There were a lot of these sold, but not too many exist today.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:59 PM   #12
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Okay but why? Can someone explain it to me? I know people love these things but i cant understand it.
Because they are really awesome.


http://www.stanceworks.com/2013/03/b...a-1300-junior/

I hate the website, but dammit, the feature cars they've had recently have been outstanding.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:59 PM   #13
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Ill take some more photos in a bit,
To answer your question why,

They are beautifully designed, they are harmonic cars,when you drive them, they almost sounds like a Ferrari, it doesn't sound like a small displacement car.
The driving experience is sweet like most classic cars because of the metal to metal feel, for the time they were built they had good performance, they can handle pretty nicely and are very responsive. You fall in love with them, they are desirable, look at the name, look at the lines.
They aren't known for maintenance, but most 4 cylinder alfa motors are strong,
You have to take care of some typical alfa mechanical things but if you maintain them well they will reward you with its drive.
What do you mean by metal to metal feel?
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:00 PM   #14
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Because they are really awesome.

http://www.stanceworks.com/2013/03/b...a-1300-junior/

I hate the website, but dammit, the feature cars they've had recently have been outstanding.
Thats pretty cool looking.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:02 PM   #15
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I dont understand the appeal of constant repairs to go slowly.
That's because you're terrible.

I want an Alfetta but I'm withholding my car nightmare boners for a CitroŽn DS.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:04 PM   #16
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Okay but why? Can someone explain it to me? I know people love these things but i cant understand it.
Because Alfa Romeo make some of the prettiest, most passion filled automobiles on the planet. They are the expression of what the car should be as an object of desire, passion and enthusiasm.

They have that something that makes a car special.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:23 PM   #17
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That's because you're terrible.

I want an Alfetta but I'm withholding my car nightmare boners for a CitroŽn DS.
I know

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Because Alfa Romeo make some of the prettiest, most passion filled automobiles on the planet. They are the expression of what the car should be as an object of desire, passion and enthusiasm.

They have that something that makes a car special.
I get the styling. I understand the automobile as sculpture. I guess there are just other things i value more.

But, congrats to the op on getting something he likes
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:24 PM   #18
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Okay but why? Can someone explain it to me? I know people love these things but i cant understand it.
Says the man who has made questionable gun purchases.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:27 PM   #19
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I know



I get the styling. I understand the automobile as sculpture. I guess there are just other things i value more.

But, congrats to the op on getting something he likes
You just need to experience one in person. There's a reason that Top Gear says you can't be a true car guy until you've owned one.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:30 PM   #22
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What do you mean by metal to metal feel?
Not much plastic used, it is mostly constructed of metal, and it feels like the feedback comes from metal and not electronics or assisted parts, no power steering, cable throttle, when you shut the doors it feels and sounds solid.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:37 PM   #23
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I had a '76 GT. The previous owner had it resprayed in a Mercedes gunmetal gray and put Cromodora Daytona wheels on it. Very nice but underpowered, even after I stripped all the smog stuff off and brought it up to '74 power specs.

What was the attraction? The car was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. It had no power steering, no A/C, and weighed only about 2500 lbs. It came with a twin-cam, all-aluminum, engine with hemispherical combustion chambers and sodium-filled exhaust valves and a mechanical fuel injection system with a separate throttle port for each cylinder. The front springs were longitudinal torsion bars and it had a rear-mounted transmission with inboard disc brakes and a De Dion rear axle.

I always used to take racing heritage into account when I bought a car and Alfa Romeo won the very first World Grand Prix championship in 1925 with the P2. They won Le Mans four straight times, the Mille Miglia, the Targa Florio, and four manufacturer's and car constructors' world championships from the late '40s through the '70s.

If you didn't have very much money, but wanted a thoroughbred car, Alfas were your best bet.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:37 PM   #24
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Says the man who has made questionable gun purchases.
Yeah, i know. But i was honest with myself and sold them.

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You just need to experience one in person. There's a reason that Top Gear says you can't be a true car guy until you've owned one.
that stig doesnt know ****
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:38 PM   #25
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My dad had lots of Alfas while I was growing up and he refuses to get rid of a couple, despite heavy rusting and lack of funds to restore them.

My opinion: they're unreliable garbage. I don't care how much passion it has if it leaves me stranded.

Example: One of my dad's friends/customers gave me a quick ride in his 90s Alfa Spider and when he revved it the radiator fan shelled out.

/rant

I'll show myself out.
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