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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-26-2010, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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Alfa Romeo 1910 to 2010 by Maurizio Tabucchi

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I thought I'd point out the book Alfa Romeo 1910 to 2010 by Maurizio Tabucchi published this year to commemorate the centennial, and which was being sold at the convention for $80, is being sold by an eBay seller (with multiple copies) for $49.74, free shipping (which is no doubt the slow way), item number 400147075878. I didn't realize until after I clicked "Buy it Now" that it's being sold by Buy.com; in other words you could go directly to that site and get it, too. The insane way other Alfa book prices have gone up once they're out of print had me thinking I'd be kicking myself if I passed it by.

Then for kicks I looked at Amazon and see they're selling it for $50.37, free super saver shipping.

Anyway, FWIW . . .

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-30-2010, 06:03 PM
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Thanks for pointing this out.

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Looks like a book I'd like to have! Can anyone who owns it or has seen it let us know here if it's a book worth owning?

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My copy arrived yesterday, so I haven't had a chance to read very much of it, but there are lots and lots of good photos from the Darracq days before Alfa up to this year (including the new Giulietta). There are some typos and grammatical errors here and there in the bits that I did read, seems like it might have crept in during translation, but it's not unreadable by any means. It's printed on rather heavy paper. Scattered throughout are little one- and two-page side bits on some of the personalities involved over the course of Alfa's history, like Ferrari, Nuvolari, Varzi, Campari, Merosi, Jano, etc., and interesting sidebars with, for example, an extract of an interview with Scaglione describing how the Giulietta Sprint came to be designed. Some photos of prototypes leading up to the final form of certain cars. A lot more on Merosi than I'd seen before. I'll have a better-informed opinion once I've got some time to really dig into it (though I must have spent two hours just flipping pages last night), but so far I'm not at all sorry that I bought it.

Regarding buying it from Buy.com, I opted for the free shipping, which can be a gamble timewise, not knowing when they might get around to sending something out, but in this instance it was prompt and I don't know that it would have gotten here any faster had I chosen a normal (rather than overnight or second-day) paid option.

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Thanks for taking the time to write a little review, this is really helpful!

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Just as a follow-on to what I've already said, I noticed that there is really rather little on the 105/115 Spider in the book, and no pictures of any of this series after the Duetto. There is a photo of Bertone's Scaglione-designed prototype. This glossing over of the Spider doesn't really bother me, as it has been exhaustively dealt with elsewhere, but I did want to mention it in case it's a deal-breaker for them.

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It's a condensed version of the 2 volume set, named the same and by the same authors, which sells for lots more, likr ~$200. If you are into more details, I'd go for the more expensive set.

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