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Well folks, after much thought I'm putting my TI up on the block. I'm cleaning house as it were and it's time to move on. I will post better photos later when it stops raining:

1964 Giulia TI 1600

5 speed column shift
Bench Seats (covered in nice leather but original grey wool is untouched underneath)
1600 powered by a single Weber (I replaced the old Solex)
Engine was rebuilt about 15,000 miles ago and runs very smoothly
ATE brake front and rear
4.56 Limited Slip
All electrical works (side markers need to be hooked up though)
New braided steel brake lines
Inner and outer rockers were replaced on both sides
Rebuilt generator (maybe 300 miles on it)
Fairly new Vredstein tires (1 1/2 years old)
New clutch linkage
New NOS dashpad

All original trim is on the car. The paint is not good and yes, there is rust. There is rust in throughout the rear clip. I do have an entire non-rusty rear clip that is available (it is being stored at Group 2, I assume it's still there). All the glass is good.

The car was my daily driver for a couple years. I drove it from Seattle to Berkeley and back. I would not hesitate to do it again. Its steering is incredibly tight/precise and it handles as a Giulia sedan should. You can toss the crap out of it. The column shift is fun and works well.

I imported the car from Canada and since then it's lived with me in Seattle, Berkeley and Portland.

The engine is strong and goes like stink for a single carbed car. If you slapped on dual Webers I bet it'd go like a bat out of hell.

It's been a really fun car to own and will make someone very happy. The sticker you see on the hood in the photo is no longer on the car.

This is an early model Giulia TI and rare as it's a column shift that has not been converted to a floor shift. Other than the rear axle and brakes, this car is pretty original.

It's located in Portland Oregon but still registered in Washington. It will need new tabs. Andrew Watry knows this car as do a couple others.

$4,500.00 OBO takes it.

This car has a ton of life left in it and this is an excellent opportunity to grab a rare Giulia TI.
 

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Wow, I didn't expect so many responses so quickly. I gotta get some coffee in me then I'll start responding to everyone who is interested.
 

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She's still here. I didn't get the number in all the excitement but I will do that for you.

As far as what's next, I think it may be a Norton Commando or perhaps a nice old BSA. I'm clearing out my Alfas and taking a little break from them for a while. It's been a nice long affair with Alfa but it's time for a hiatus.
 

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so I flew in to portland after work friday and damian was nice enough to pick me up at the airport. we went out for a few beers and I got to crash at his new pad, which is very nice! The next morining after a few cups of coffee and searching for that pesky title, we said out goodbyes and I hit the road.

Then I realized that I couldn't leave partland without visiting a few friends... so I wen out to lunch and caught up with
a family friend who races datsuns. It was beautiful and exiting to be cruising portland in the new TI!

Finally after touring around a bit, I hit I5 for the long trip home.

Portland is great.

The car cruised really well and I was having fun zipping pas people on the highway and catching looks. It pulled great, and while the linkage for the shifter is a little sloppy, and the clutch is a little worn, the syncros are great! Column shifting IS A BLAST! Sooo much fun. It took about 45min to get used to it, then it was second nature. I did find myself reaching for the floor every now an again, but mostly its just too cool.

I had a little scare when the car wouldn't start after getting gas in southern oregon, but a little "tap" on the starter solenoid got thingsgoing again. and things were good.

Grant's pass was fun, and the car took EVERY CURVE with confidence. I thought for sure that the speedo was off because it felt so stable throughtthe pass. but it was confirmed to be accurate when I got clocked going 89mph by one of california's finest! The cop was a kind soul and only wrote me up for 70.

Welll I guess I dodn't learn my lesson because on the home strech from sacto to Oakland (after about 9hrs of driving) I blew a hole in my #1 piston. and she gave out on me.
I had thought that maybe I had just bent a valve, or blew a gasket or something, but after pulling the head today, I got the scare of my life seeing right through the piston.

Argh.

Soooo, it's time to max out the credit cards and get her rebuilt top to bottom.

There is rumored to be a crank from a TZ in it... we'll see.

I'm gonna keep it sorta stock. I need to learn some restraint, and I aint gonna get it by bastardising this car with a 2-liter. or even dual carbs.

There is a lot of cancer on the car too, but I think that'll wait till I hit the lottery or something.

All said I still totally looove it. It suits me like a glove and it really handles. the whole thing is such different experience from the GTV. Which I love. Different, but good.

Anyhow, here are some pic's fom the trip, and I'll try to follow up with more of the rebuild.
 

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more pic's leaving portland...
 

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Sono,
I really enjoyed your story and the great pictures. It's good to hear that the car has another enthusiastic owner! I've had a soft spot for this TI ever since it was for sale in Vancouver. Unfortunatly, both times it's been for sale, I was second or third in line. Except for a short drive last Spring (thanks Damian!!), I've had to enjoy this car vicariously.
Have fun with her!!!
 

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I'll second that, Damian is a fantastic guy, I'm sorry we're losing him to those **** norton motorcycles, but I know he's gonna have fun with them..

Damian... any word from your dad?

dave. I've been lusting after this one for a while too. I'll be sure to take good care of it. I had been secon or third in line many a time... you'll find one soon.
 

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Nice photos. They bring back memories of my own 36 Hours of I-5 last summer when I took my Super up to Seattle. Not the most exciting highway in the world, though it's even worse heading south from Sacramento.

I've now seen this car in person and it's awfully cool. It has some issues, but a heart of gold. I love the bench seat and crazy instrument cluster. It looks even cooler in those night pics.
 

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Crazy man! Can't believe a piston toasted. Yeeeeesh. Well, I'm glad you made it home.

I did the Seattle to Berkeley and back run myself. It tore up the road and was a hoot in the pass. I did clean up the solenoid earlier in the year as it was sticking from the 40+ years of gunk. I cleaned it out fairly well but you may want to pull it apart and go over it again.

Yeah, the car ain't perfect but it's **** fun to drive and you'll probably not run across another that often. Everytime I open my garage door and see nothing but some little drippins' from the oil pan my eyes well up...sniff!

It's gone to a great owner and I'm sure I'll see it again. Oh, love the night shots. Lemme know if there is actually a TZ crank in it. If you have any other questions about it let me know.

If anyone cares I have a '78 Alfetta Sport Sedan for sale. He's quick hell, snorts like a stallion. I call him Nero. Ask Luigi, he rode in it. Although I'm almost tempted to keep him (it's soooo hard going Alfa-less).
 

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The car was too good, it lured me into going too fast for too long!

I guess because it is a single carb, the front and rear pistons run a little lean,,, lean means hot and I had dthe pedal down in 5th for a good loooooooong time.

I feel really stupid for blowing up a motor that probably had less than 20k on it. but this is how i learn my lessons! next lesson will be how to rebuild a 1600 101.

I seriously loooooove the car Damian. I couldn't be more thrilled even after being so dumb and tossing the motor. My only problem is going to be in showing some restraint with the spending... now that I blew the motor she needs a lot of love, and I gotta learn how to love her gentler and over longer time:D :D

Damians alfetta is the fuggin coolest! Sperry head/ carbs/ 50 50 weight distribution and super low roll center. It pulled like a porsche 911 and it handled... well it handled like a perfectly tuned alfa!
 
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