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Old 09-28-2005, 03:52 PM
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Hi guys!

I want to introduce myself a little. First of all, sorry for my bad english, I am an European guy, from Germany. I am born in 1983, the time of plastic Alfettas and Alfasuds...

Here I am in the year of 1986 in front of the Zagato of my father (it was his daily driver nearly 20 years until 1996!)




But I lost my heart to the Alfa of the 60's and 70's. My father owns some nice cars (Junior Zagato, 2600 Sprint) and owned (sold it unfortunately) an original 750E Giulietta SV Allegerita.
Pics of that car at Click Here

But I will introduce my car, of which I am very proud! After my gratuation from school me and my father bought a 1750GTV in the year of 2001 in decent but not very shiny condition (very bad paintjob). Then we restored it, some welding and a new paintjob (not a perfect one, but the car should be a daily driver). The technical condition were quite good (the recent owner war an engineer from BMW), so no big work were necessary at that point, cause the car had recently got a new 2 liter engine, new suspention with Koni shocks.

After about 15 month the car was ready and in spring 2003 I sold my other car to enjoy the Alfa as a daily driver. About 25000km later I can tell that I have a very reliable fun car, that turns heads and let me smile from ear to ear at each ride!

I like modifying the car as much as the small budget of an mechanical engineering student like me allows to...
I build with the help of my father a complete new airbox with GTA angled horns in it and a open K&N filter in front. A 11mm inlet cam and 10,4:1 high dome pistons came in the car. The webers are rejetted and improved with machined venturis, 34mm choke and so on.
The breaks got teflon-steel brake hoses and Ferodo pads.
Soon the gearbox needs some attention along with a lightened flywheel, when I scraped the money together.

Now some pictures:

The Alfa after some racetrack action (the first time I did it but definetely not the last!)



Here besides the Zagato in our garage



Here a carbon replica of the GTA Airbox I mounted once



Here the selfmade airbox...



...and how it looks underneath



This car IS a daily driver



Some posing...hahaha



And at the beginning the car was that low...



...what caused this...unfortunately



But now there a decent springs with a decent spring rate...but still it lacks Bilstein shocks at the front which really help the Bertone to go fast around the corner and stay controlable at tough breaking...

Well sorry for my long introduction. I am looking forward to your opinions about my little darling...

Greetz Clemens

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Old 09-28-2005, 04:02 PM
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Clemens,

Great car, post us some more pictures!

I thought I am young Alfista (1978)...and it is always nice to see there are younger enthusiasts coming all the time........to keep the spirit!

Cheers and welcome on board!!
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Some pics of the racetrack day are here

Anneau Du Rhin Pictures

And here a video of us, 8 friends visiting the racetrack, not being the fastest but having a great time!!

Anneau Du Rhin Video (171MB)

Greetz Clemens
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Old 09-28-2005, 04:15 PM
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Carbon Airbox???

Hello!

Welcome! Very nice GTV! I love the serpent on the hood.

Where did you get the Carbon GTA airbox?

Hope to see more pictures of the car!

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Old 09-28-2005, 04:20 PM
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Wow! What a great introduction! Welcome to the AlfaBB, Clemens.
Great looking Series 2 you have there.
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The carbon airbox I shot at ebay Germany... lucky me!

It doesn't fit around my holy GTA air horns (I spent way to much money for not mounting them), so the GTA box is in shelves and I pet it every day...

One day I am rich enough to buy a genuine GTA then it will get used... *dream

Greetz Clemens
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Old 09-28-2005, 04:34 PM
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If you ever want to sell it...

Clemens,

If you ever want to turn your Carbon GTA box into cash, let me know! You have the front piece that mounts next to the radiator in the grill taking in fresh air to the box right?

James Hochmuth
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I have the front piece, too. I am not planing to sell it, but everyone has a price limit, he will sell everything...

Unfortunately someone broke the limit at the Giulietta of my father some years ago which I desired all the years to get one day...

But the box should be no probs to get made by some carbon specialist, because shipping to USA would be expensive too, wouldn't it?

Greetz Clemens
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PM'd you...

Clemens,

I sent you a PM...

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Already replied...

Greetz
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Welcome aboard, nice car.
I like the way the dash has been re-covered, with exposed stitching.

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I wish I could take my GTV on the autobahn!
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"750E Giulietta SV Allegerita"

BTW: Nice 1750
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Yes, I kind of miss the Allegerita, which had a great race history. I doubt someone (except he is a BMW RS motorcycles fanatic) knows the name Walter Zeller. He was vice european champion in the superbike class in the 50's and was the first owner of the Giulietta (the car was the first to Germany delivered Veloce in April 1956) and he raced it (with his brother) very successfully in Germany, Austria and Italy, had kind of semi works support from Alfa Romeo, and kicked the asses of the 1500 Porsche Carreras and stuff
The car won its classes two times at 1000km on the Nürburgring.

My father found in the early 80's a pair of the very very rare original aluminium bumpers (they were missed on the car when he bought it in 1980).
The doors and hoods (engine and trunk) were aluminum, it had the original lightweight seats (they are NOT the same as in the SZ) and some other minor leighweight details.
Because of the better access to parts and the way better torque the car ran with an more modern 1300 engine (block 101, head 105), with the original 750 veloce oilpan with a labyrinth and flaps, the original ram air induction (how Alfa Romeo named it...) and the original veloce exhaust. But we had the original engine too, which you can see on the pictures (the one with the strange 1-2 3-4 headers...).

Greetz Clemens

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I am just curious, who downloaded the Anneau Du Rhin Video? What are your opinions about it? Did you like the smoking highly stressed brakes...

Greetz Clemens
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