No, I didn't forget those incredibly-rare machines; they are just so beyond any possibility of my even seeing, much less owning one, I just moved right on past them to the ones mere mortals might afford.
I recall the viperous comments of GTA owners here on the BB regarding efforts to produce well-meaning replicas of such cars as though someone had forged the Declaration of Independence and was selling it on eBay as an original.
I have no problem with replicas, as long as they are presented as such. In their own way, they honor those few rare machines that were stuff of legend. With so many being destroyed though racing, and so few remaining as unmolested stock or surviving race cars, it's easy to see why Alfaholics, among others, take the time to produce tribute cars costing significant coin, even for the well-heeled. Even those cars are just eye candy for the vast majority of us Alfisti.
I have been back to Rome many times; the AGIP station, sign and Stepnose are all long gone.
Thanks for the heads up on the books; I'll check them out and pick them up when I can.
Oklahoma SNO Alfa Chapter Director
'64/66 Giulia Spider finally back in the garage and painted
'75 Olandase Blu Alfetta Sedan 2.0 & '88 Red Milano Verde; both long gone and dearly missed