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Old 11-20-2009, 05:43 AM
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That`s a lovely original car but it`s too bad those awful US market decals are on it-spoils it in my eyes.
and that was a lovely post,until you started writing it- in my eyes.
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:04 AM
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and that was a lovely post,until you started writing it- in my eyes.
Jerry, you're funny!

On a more serious note: The Alfetta was a product of its time. In the USA in the '70's, we wore platform boots, wild bright colors and patterns, danced to the disco beat and bought cars in strange shades of neon colors, with all kinds of bizarre graphics! They were pretty cool back then, and totally appropriate on an original 'survivor' car. Remember: a car is only 'original' once.

In my view, that Alfetta is a perfect representation of its type. It would be a terrible mistake to modify such a great, original example! If you want a modified, modernized version...go buy one. There are still lots of them around.
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:08 AM
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:12 AM
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Lots of them around? I dont think so, not around here anyway. Id never seen one till someone gave one to a friend of mine, it was a rust bucket. To bad, we both wanted to put it on the road, but there was no way. Id love to find one in decent shape. I see gtv,s regularly, I see boat tail spiders and many other hard to find cars, but I have yet to see an Alfetta. I go to B F I every year and cant recall seeing one. Thats too bad , wish there were more. Sunny so Cal.
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and that was a lovely post,until you started writing it- in my eyes.
That was funny, clever, and well put.
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Old 11-21-2009, 01:37 AM
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Just as well we`re not all the same Jerry, but I haven`t seen too many other market versions of the Alfetta coupes where graphics were put on . "Distributor/Dealer enhancements" seem peculiar to USA market and that lovely original car appears to be one of these, but the graphics in my opinion detract from one of the nicest designs out of Alfa Romeo.
Would you paint some bling on the Mona Lisa?
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Old 11-21-2009, 09:53 AM
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Just as well we`re not all the same Jerry, but I haven`t seen too many other market versions of the Alfetta coupes where graphics were put on . "Distributor/Dealer enhancements" seem peculiar to USA market and that lovely original car appears to be one of these, but the graphics in my opinion detract from one of the nicest designs out of Alfa Romeo.
Would you paint some bling on the Mona Lisa?
It is a little known fact that the Lady posing for this particular piece had just seen a sketch by Leonardo of a brilliant idea he had, it was a sketch of this very car. Hence the smile.
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Old 11-21-2009, 12:20 PM
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Mona, or whatever her name was, does like the six cylinder
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Old 11-21-2009, 01:10 PM
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What an elegant and artistic way to make a reply.

I am certain the drawing Leonardo showed to La Gioconda was his new design for a V12 auto. He managed to get the 12 exhaust pipes right, figured out that only two wheels were needed but had still to find the right way to get the engine mounted in the little car.

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Old 11-21-2009, 01:17 PM
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Jerry-

Are you sure that Leonardo had an Airedale?

I like your drawing...

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That's a beautiful Alfetta. First new car I ever bought was a '77 Alfetta. I first started looking in '76, but here in CA, the '76 was a dog; there was a 49 state version and a CA version. The dealer said that if I could wait a few months that the '77s were supposed to be basically the 50 state versions with much improved driveability. I waited and wasn't disappointed. The most enjoyable driving car I've ever owned.

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Fall leaves and my Giulia SS

Pulled up to my driveway this morning and was admiring the SS set against the yellow and red leaves.

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Pulled up to my driveway this morning and was admiring the SS set against the yellow and red leaves.

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What kind of alfa is that
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:13 PM
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