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post #931 of 961 (permalink) Old 06-07-2017, 12:19 AM
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Just bought this for a daily driver (and a welcome alternative to italian engineering ):
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My son finally got his drivers license so I told him I would help him get a car. Then it occurred to me, I'm driving around in the old family minivan and he's gonna get a new ride? Didn't make sense so I gave him the van and went shopping for a car for me. I found this way upstate, not quite a barn find but a California car in great shape owned my a guy who didn't use it anymore, paid too much for it, and was looking to downsize. The perfect storm for an easy sale. I bought it as a daily driver and drive it 3 miles to the train station most days on my way into NYC. And it's perfect to get my kayak to the beach. Connecticut allows for year of manufacture plates, which I found online for 20 bucks. I used to think the he Alfa community is big but it is dwarfed by the VW community. Air cooled rules!
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Italian designed German alu-steel. Hemi Twin Cam engine, so allmost like an Alfa, actually steering rod ends are the same too.
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My son finally got his drivers license so I told him I would help him get a car. Then it occurred to me, I'm driving around in the old family minivan and he's gonna get a new ride? Didn't make sense so I gave him the van and went shopping for a car for me. I found this way upstate, not quite a barn find but a California car in great shape owned my a guy who didn't use it anymore, paid too much for it, and was looking to downsize. The perfect storm for an easy sale. I bought it as a daily driver and drive it 3 miles to the train station most days on my way into NYC. And it's perfect to get my kayak to the beach. Connecticut allows for year of manufacture plates, which I found online for 20 bucks. I used to think the he Alfa community is big but it is dwarfed by the VW community. Air cooled rules!
Nice! Reminds me of my first car, a 63 Bug.

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My son finally got his drivers license so I told him I would help him get a car. Then it occurred to me, I'm driving around in the old family minivan and he's gonna get a new ride? Didn't make sense so I gave him the van and went shopping for a car for me. I found this way upstate, not quite a barn find but a California car in great shape owned my a guy who didn't use it anymore, paid too much for it, and was looking to downsize. The perfect storm for an easy sale. I bought it as a daily driver and drive it 3 miles to the train station most days on my way into NYC. And it's perfect to get my kayak to the beach. Connecticut allows for year of manufacture plates, which I found online for 20 bucks. I used to think the he Alfa community is big but it is dwarfed by the VW community. Air cooled rules!
On dry days, you can generally find my 164 on Knight St. in Norwalk, CT.

Only once or twice a year at the SONO station.

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On dry days, you can generally find my 164 on Knight St. in Norwalk, CT.
@Spitfire. I'll look for it next time I drive by but never in my spider. Way too many ruts and bumps on that street.
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Every time I drive one of my other cars, it becomes my favorite for the day.. and today it was the '65 Plymouth Satellite - robust torsion bar suspension with sways front and rear, wider steel police-car rims, rock solid engine, strong and willing horsepower with a 2.76 highway rear diff, so it's a smooth easy cruiser right into the triple digits.. it just breezes over the interstate miles.

1965 was the introductory year for the Satellite, the premium "personal luxury" offering of Plymouth's mid-size Belvedere platform. Available only as 2-door hardtop or convertible. Standard was the 273cid V8, two-tone interior with bucket seats and center console.The Satellite was considered a sales success at over 23,000 delivered for the '65 model year. Ours was customer-ordered and richly optioned with AC, power windows, dash clock, retractable seat belts, tinted glass, courtesy light package (glove box, and trunk lights), exterior rearview mirror, vinyl top, bumper guards, 361cid Commando V8, and console shift TorqueFlite automatic... ordered in November 1964 at a sticker price of $3,975 - equal to a Mercedes of the day - the dealer discounted the final price by $100. We purchased it in 2006 intact and roadable, but faded and neglected. It came with original dealer order form, window sticker, and factory build sheet. Restoration took from 2007 to 2013. You might notice I leave some original parts with patina in place (small tear on driver's seat, some engine bay parts), it's just the way I like my restorations.
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an old picture....from 1963, my first car...a 63 Mini....loved that car....so did my favorite dog....he travelled w me all the time

I made a dash board from Teak plywood...when the dealer saw this they took pics..within a year the after mkt kit was sold all over..they stole my idea...
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1974 Spider (Dellorto carburated)
recent previously: 58 Giulietta, 69 Firebird 400 convertible, 71 TR6, 68 GT6
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other old picture...in 1966 I got this 65 Fiat 1500 , my dad sent it to me in Sweden from Texas, where he had traded it in....loved that car too, but was the reason I sold my mini....drove this to Italy in 67....where everybody were looking at it...come to find out almost all 1500 convertibles were shipped to US, so not very common in Europe
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Me & 1949 MG YT

The passenger seat is 15 miles an hour faster than the drivers seat.

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74 GTV restored daily driver
71 Berlina in 2L restored driver
the ones that got away:
1959 750 series Giulietta Spider Veloce
1962 Giulietta Spider normale
1965 Giulia Sprint normale
1972 GTV
1974 GTV
1974 GTV
1977 Spider
1974 Spider

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My old Maserati 430
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