wow lovely car. it is not a car previously been registered in Belgium??
if so it could be my dads old car. was originally a German car but dad bought it in the mid-late eighties and drove it for many years.
I read all the comments made and all have valid points.
I learned to drive in a series 1 1.3S sport in the mid eighties and we still have the car in our family although it needs some work to make it roadworthy again. we also have 2 1600 sports and a 1.3 monte carlo.
from an art perspective I prefer the earlier cars as well but I agree that the 1600 has much more torque/power. the early engines though run. rev much sweeter though, bit like a sewing machine.
Alfa's are no different.. I run my giulietta spider with a 65 giulia engine and my dads giulietta still runs the original engine.
A world of difference. I can keep up with the 1600 sport ( just) but I could not with the 1300.
My choice would also be influenced by my location. In NZ where we have no motorways but really awesome country roads a 5 speed/overdrive is not so important so a 4 peed car is great. especially the lovely feel of the fulvia 4 speed box.
However if you live in the USA or Europe and drive on motorways the 5 speed is a nice option although not a must.
My first series coupe I had in my early twenties ran like a dream and the sweet spot was about 140km/h although a little tap on the accelerator and it would keep on going. Lovely cars and I would love to keep the 1st series sport but not sure that will happen. too many cars/projects and not enough space/time so some have to go.
is the website of our register of Lancia cars in NZ