Mystery car - Page 2 - Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #16 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-01-2006, 11:27 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Belgium
Posts: 201
Iso

I known the car as well as the owner but after reading some comments, I m not sure that you are interested in the history of this car.
Without seeing it, "the experts" tell that it s replica, etc..etc...
I would like to be like them, they known everythings without asking to the owner ? Where is the UFO ?
Olczyk is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-01-2006, 02:42 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 518
Whilst it is certainly in the image of Drogo's Breadvan it is no copy wearing Iso badging. The thing I have with it is the rear, it is how can one say...... 'crude' especially for an coachbuilder such as Drogo. A curious thing for sure.
AllthingsZagato is offline  
post #18 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-01-2006, 09:20 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Olczyk
I known the car as well as the owner but after reading some comments, I m not sure that you are interested in the history of this car.
Without seeing it, "the experts" tell that it s replica, etc..etc...
I would like to be like them, they known everythings without asking to the owner ? Where is the UFO ?
Instead of constantly bragging how much you know and what an expert you are, how about actually posting the information, with the proof you constantly claim to have? You keep taunting people with knowledge you claim to have, but never actually post it. Is it any wonder why the vast majority of people in the classic car world despise you?
JacquesMeyhoff is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #19 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-01-2006, 11:47 PM
Registered User
 
Alex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: London UK
Posts: 5,963
I would have thought the answer to this so-called "mystery" is obvious. Someone finds a tired Iso, most likely a Rivolta, and commissions a second-rate body shop to reproduce a Breadvan-style body to fit on the chassis. The real Breadvan was a one-off and made without resorting to a test mule. And don't forget that until recently most Iso's were very undervalued and thus ripe for fashioning into something more exotic in terms of looks alone - which would be a tragic fate for one of the early Rivoltas. Having been in a number of these cars over the years, I can tell you that they certainly don't lack grunt!!

Alex.

Last edited by Alex; 07-01-2006 at 11:50 PM.
Alex is offline  
post #20 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-02-2006, 12:35 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Belgium
Posts: 201
Quote:
Originally Posted by JacquesMeyhoff
Instead of constantly bragging how much you know and what an expert you are, how about actually posting the information, with the proof you constantly claim to have? You keep taunting people with knowledge you claim to have, but never actually post it. Is it any wonder why the vast majority of people in the classic car world despise you?
Here, at Alfabb, when I post infos like on tz 087, people are not interested in the story, they are interested in a fire or dispute.

On the Iso, the comments are directly agressive as you don t known and you claim that if you don t known, it cannot exist !

Why I would waste my time when, the majority don t care ?

Concerning my reputation in the classic car world, as I never heard your name, I would not take notice. Now, if you had wrote a official book with a major constructor ( like I just did with De Tomaso ) I would reconsidere my position.
Olczyk is offline  
post #21 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-02-2006, 01:46 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11
In 30 years this will also be a classic, even when considered a "fake" today. And fake is a strong word for something like this. Everybody knows it is not a Ferrari so no problems there.
Those in "the business" know there are places in Italy and France and Belgium where these reproductions were and are being built.
They are introduced into the market very carefully. Some built from scratch, some with only a chassisnumber to start with.
And I don't think there anything wrong with that. If you are so stupid to spend a lot of money on a car with almost no history you are to blame. And nobody else. First find an expert and then buy a car.
isorivolta is offline  
post #22 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-02-2006, 05:56 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11

Yet an other mystery car. Let's see where the experts are.
Attached Images
  
isorivolta is offline  
post #23 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-02-2006, 07:53 AM
Banned
 
dretceterini's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow
Posts: 6,139
No idea, but not very attractive in my opinion.
dretceterini is offline  
post #24 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-02-2006, 08:17 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11
This was the car in unfinished condition. It was designed for racing.
isorivolta is offline  
post #25 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-03-2006, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
AlfaRonny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Belgium
Posts: 758
Bizzarrini Manta ? (P187)
AlfaRonny is offline  
post #26 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-03-2006, 08:32 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11
Here is an other photo of the prototype. Not an ugly car.

Last edited by isorivolta; 07-03-2006 at 08:36 AM.
isorivolta is offline  
post #27 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-03-2006, 08:38 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11
Well, here it is;
Attached Images
 
isorivolta is offline  
post #28 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-03-2006, 09:16 AM
Registered User
 
Alex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: London UK
Posts: 5,963
Hmmm ... that's a new one on me. Bizzarrini wheels, rear engined, reminiscent of a Manta and the Varedo but with a screen that (from the side) looks like it was inspired by the Stratos. No idea, in other words ... how about a Miura-derived special of some kind or something from the AMX days???

Last edited by Alex; 07-03-2006 at 10:09 AM.
Alex is offline  
post #29 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-03-2006, 10:00 AM
Registered User
 
Bill77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,155
Reminds me of the Vector W2. I saw one in a car show last year in Ann Arbor.

Bill / 1977 Alfa Romeo 4C2000 / 2012 BMW S1000RR / 1975 BMW R90/6
Bill77 is offline  
post #30 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-03-2006, 11:24 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11
Car was built in 1969.
isorivolta is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome