Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Adelaide South Australia
I had loads of fun with 50s, 60s and 70s cars over the years, but I love our 2000s Alfas. I could never afford an Alfa back when I was young, but I’ve made up for it since. My GT is an awesome car, with incredible handling and one of the most sublime engines ever made. It is better than a Ferrari in many ways. Our 2011 159 ti 1750 TBI is one of the most beautiful cars ever made and a joy to drive. They are much more comfortable than my old cars were and are extremely reliable and a lot safer. Both happen to be manuals. The old ones have their own character of course, but are more of an enthusiast weekend vehicle than a daily driver these days. My 1988 Range Rover has enough modern conveniences, like air conditioning, (once I get it working that is), and efi, to make it a comfortable car to drive long distances and in the city. Having the ZF HP4 four speed auto makes a big 4WD like that more relaxing to drive, as well as more effective off road. The ZF is a good old school auto, as we know from experience with the 164 autos. It is smooth, responsive, reliable and easy to service, which is an advantage in a car that is likely to go to remote places in future.
2010 159 ti 1750 TBI sedan (red).
2004 GT 3.2 V6 (Stromboli Grey).
2008 159 TI Sportwagon 2.4 JTDM (Stromboli Grey).
1987 75 3 litre (red). My first 75 and now my son's.
2000 156 2 litre Twin Spark, ( Cosmos Blu metallic), my daughter's car.
2000 156 Monza Twin Spark, (Cosmos Blue metallic), son’s girlfiend’s car.
1999 GTV 3 litre 24 valve V6, metallic black, (son’s new car).
1988 Range Rover Classic Highline 3.9 V8
1989 75 3 litre, written off by runaway van.
1990 75 3 litre Potenziata (black), now sold & living in Newcastle NSW.
1990 75 3 litre Potenziata (grey, sadly deceased due to fire).
1982 GTV 2 litre, red, (daughter's first Alfa)
2 x 1992 164s, (1 red, 1 grey).
2 x 1988 33s, (both red).
1985 GTV 2 litre, (white).