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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-16-2019, 05:11 PM
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I don't recall if the 85' had the one on the left or right (bottom ones)


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Same here: mine has never had a radio; dash is uncut. Homemade blanking plate using a 164 emblem
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Goats: Although not original, I think this is the best looking plate of them all, with the "design by" and the Alfa logo.
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Yes, I think its decent for a homebuilt using parts laying around. The only thing I dont like is that the S2 spider is a curvey, organic design -- beautiful curves and lines. The plate is very square-ish, angular, not organic. Oh well it works!

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Yes, I think its decent for a homebuilt using parts laying around. The only thing I dont like is that the S2 spider is a curvey, organic design -- beautiful curves and lines. The plate is very square-ish, angular, not organic. Oh well it works!
I like it too,
BTW, I have 2 blanking plates for a million jalapeños each, if anyone needs one
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My first Alfa was an 85 Graduate. It came with no radio, and the dealer didn't install one. Unfortunately, the shop that installed my bent the delete plate, so I tossed it.

My second Alfa was an 87 Graduate. Same deal about the radio, except the shop didn't bend the plate, but of course I lost it.

As much as I agree with the "No Stinking Radio" at times, there are times you want one, whether it's a long trip, or bad weather with the top up, or to play at a picnic because your speakers are much better than the what is available otherwise.

As for "Listen to the Engine" crowd, there was a humor piece in one of the car mags years ago (I forget if it was C+D or R&T) that matched cars with certain accessories/road trip items. The answers were along the lines of:

Driving Snacks:
Rolls Royce - Do you have any Grey Poupon?"
Porsche - "Don't Eat in the Car!"

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56 Thunderbird: American Graffiti Soundtrack
Porsche: "Listen to the Engine, dammit!"

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Curiouser and curiouser.
My 79 spider came with a radio/cassette player, the operation of which is described in the owner’s manual, so either it came that way or Alfa supplied the dealers with the radios to install if requested.
Over the last number of years I have simply stopped using it and now the antenna is frozen in the down position. Cest Le Vie.
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