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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-16-2019, 05:32 PM
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Hello Bill,

Welcome to the party. I've yet to meet a 2-litre owner that couldn't at least be tolerated, and most are pretty funny to be around.

If you are looking for an interior rear view mirror, it depends upon what year. Up through 1959 they were mounted in the middle of the dash, and used a cute beveled glass plated with a cobalt process that left the glass a little blue. These mirrors are OK for looking at your right armpit, and not much more.

If you need the mirror that mounts on the upper right corner of the instrument binnacle, I've seen new ones offered by someone in Europe. Maybe OKP. Be prepared for sticker shock.

The tools boxes are the most ridiculously priced accessory for the car. Nasty ones with a tool or two inside seem to go for a thousand bucks or two. Nice ones, which means a bit crusty but with most of the tools, will be several thousand. At least, that's what people ask for them, but I'm not sure they actually sell at those prices.

There are also options in the dash-badge department. You want the one for the glove box door, or the long "radio delete" badge that is mounted where the radio would go if you had a radio?

Where and when did you buy the car?

We would like a) more pictures, b) the supposed model year, and c) the serial number.

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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