On a medium speed open and swoopy country road, one can almost do a dance with proper light fingertip shifting and the three pedal footwork, on and off the gas, revving into the best Alfa sound, perhaps lightly touching the brakes, up and down through several gears as the road requests, and the car ends up feeling alive but never forced, with the right sounds.
Not crazy fast, but just with enough speed to make the car feel nimble in the curves, the driver in smooth mechanical symbiosis with the car in it's reactions. Smoothness can be your friend. It feels/sounds just right.
These roads and experiences are not common, but one finds the proper roads now and then, hopefully clear enough so that the experience can develop, at least for a short while (until the passenger begins to comment, lol). I remember every one of those sublime drives in each Alfa through the years.
1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27
previously owned since 1964:
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
Last edited by Del; 11-07-2017 at 10:26 PM.