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
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...