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post #31 of 54 (permalink) Old 02-29-2016, 10:14 AM
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Nice blue Alfetta sedan. You haven't had the front suspension lowered back down to the European as designed level? Both our 75 and 78 were, and I thought it looked better, not quite so jacked up looking.

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62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
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1966 Giulia Sprint $500 junk yard find. I probably overpaid...
1971 1750 Spider basket case , 1972 GTV 2.0 L
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They work at the track to...

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Having owned both an Alfetta coupe and a GTV6 I can understand the marketing strategy of the time. In the late 70's the four cylinder was really strapped trying to meet EPA regs and was suffering. The 2.5 V6 with EFI was a giant leap. Alfa was always, and still is, a niche. You can't compare them to the likes of Ford or GM or Fiat.
True other than arguably the pick of the non-US 75 range was the 2-litre twin spark. A much more balanced and satisfying drive than any of the V6's other than perhaps the 3.0 Potenziata.

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thanks for sharing that alfetta video tdskip...lovely example shown of the euro alfetta 1st series 1972-1975 with the narrower alfa heart.
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also nice video Bjorn...hope it has run well since 2013 and will be raced in 2016 also...i guess the car is in the Swedish racing colours of yellow and sky blue?
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Then there is this:

1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta custom sedan

Alfetta sedan with Milano V6 running gear. Drool.

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Past: 71, 74 Spiders, 2x 74 Berlina, 74 GTV, 76 Alfetta GT, 88 Milano 3.0, 164LS
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Then there is this:

1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta custom sedan

Alfetta sedan with Milano V6 running gear. Drool.
I agree, Alfetta sedan with a Milano V6 is the sh*t! :-)

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also nice video Bjorn...hope it has run well since 2013 and will be raced in 2016 also...i guess the car is in the Swedish racing colours of yellow and sky blue?
Well actually the twincam kind of suicided but now she has a new powerplant and runs great. Colors are Giallo Ocra and black at the moment...

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Bjorn...lovely detailed engine bay and really smart and handsome lowered car. Best looking four door on track I think! However possible I would change the black on the side and hood to the Swedish blue and maybe the cam covers. Indeed the cam covers of Autodelta works engines were painted in a Swedish blue in my humble opinion.
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Wow. Very intriguing.

Still waiting to hear back on "mine".

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Alfetta sedan

Having driven about a dozen Alfettas over the past 35 years, I feel the sedan is a better car for comfortable drives. The original suspension is very soft. My 78 is bone stock and is absolutely a joy to drive on back roads of eastern Ohio. Bumps and dips are absolutely absorbed cruising at 50 - 70 MPH. Stiffening up with GTV-6 bars and springs will decrease the body roll but will diminish the subtleness. I have a 79 coupe with that exact setup and is great on the track but not so much on rough roads.
Don't want to hijack the thread but I will be selling the 78 to focus on a 75 sedan. It will be at the national meet entered in the preservation class. If you don't get the car you're looking at, let me know.

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I think the best combination of an Alfetta sedan would be a rust resistant 78/79 with a 75 hood and grill (we liked the hood and grill of the 75 better), and the 75 transaxle. We found in changing from our 75 to the 78, that the 75 transaxle was sportier in shifting, just a little bit more fun, slightly higher rpms at a given speed, it seemed to both of us.
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62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6

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Hi JEB, not hijacking at all. The seller has gone dark on me, drop me a PM if you get a chance.

Appreciate everyone sharing the drive experience and ideas!

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