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post #8 of (permalink) Old 11-26-2015, 03:40 PM
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Good morning Serge,

My car originally had a red interior. I absolutely understand how the Italians create greatness by doing things the rest of us would never try. It appears to always have been so. Still, I wanted something less "in your face", but still stunning, so changed the color of my interior. We all get to answer to our own muse. However, I am VERY happy I researched the Grigio biacca and found its beauty.

I've never seen a 102 or 106 in Giallo Paglierino. I can imagine a very light yellow, with almost a translucent nature that shows the white undercoat. There are probably none left that have the original depth of color that Alfa intended, and sooooooo many have been repainted red that the result is though da Vinci created a dozen works of equivalent beauty to the Mona Lisa, but all but one of the canvasses were repainted as a velvet Elvis.

You could end up with something of stunning beauty, and have the only one. Gray Alfas are fairly common.

Don P
Carson City, NV

Past Alfas...
59 102 Touring (first Alfa $500 running)
65 Sprint GT (2nd Alfa, $500 daily driver)
102 Sprint (never did anything with it, but wish I had)
74 Berlina (first new car - now certainly rusted into oblivion)
61 Giulietta Spider G-Prod Race Car (where is it now?)
84 Spider Veloce (rarely drove it, so sold it)
86 Quadrifoglio (Dull car - no more 115s for me)
1971 Montreal "The Full Monty". Fair winds and following seas

Current Alfas
59 102 Touring Roadster - restoration complete, enough Alfa for any rational man. Or irrational, for that matter
Oops. Add to the "present" list, 10204 01488, 2000 Touring Roadster project

And past...
Two 1946 Stampe SV4C (c/n 294 "Rocinante" - wife's favorite airplane. RIP), and c/n 235 "La Bon Temps Femme" (gone to a new home, but never forgotten)
Zlin 50LA (+9 -6 gees, titanium spar, 1200 lbs, 260HP rumored to now be in Brazil)
1946 Luscombe 8A
Starduster Too (recently spotted at the Nevada City, CA airport - over 20 years and an entire continent separating it from our stewardship in Binghamton, NY)
1955 Cessna 170B (wife taught me to fly tailwheel in this)

And present...
64 Mooney M20E ("Rambo". My faithful steed for over 40 years) Over 55 years old, and just returned from a trip to Argentina in him
Newest in the fleet
1967 Piper Super Cub on Wipline amphibious floats (a true "all terrain vehicle")
2010 Triumph Thunderbird

You can snap roll an Alfa only one time...
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