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VIN 449 404 Ex John Smallwood, successful participant in 1995 London to Mexico rally as documented in the Alfa Owner. Then also Shield of Africa rally, little use since. Very strong Spica 1750, stout cage and outstanding build/prep by Gordon Self of N.M. After some light recommisioning ready to go again, great car for La Carrera for instance. More pics and info available, asking $23.5K car is with me here in WA, thanks, Fred. I can be reached via e-mail [email protected].
 

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Front brush guard-

As with most things on the car it's very well designed and executed- comes off with 4 bolts in a manner of minutes and has kept the front of the car in very good condition. Probably overkill for the La Carrera which has turned into mostly a road race.
 

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Don't want all that dust in the motor's intake. Cool car.
 

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La Carrera Panamericana has always been a road race - even if the format is tarmac stage rally - it was to introduce the Panamerican Highway that Hwy 101 is part of.

It would be kind of cool if somebody would use this car for the Peking to Paris or some similar hardcore rally event ... would be really nice to see an Alfa on that and this one was built just for that ...

Peking to Paris info here:

http://www.endurorally.com/pages/the-peking-to-paris-motor-challenge-2016

As with most things on the car it's very well designed and executed- comes off with 4 bolts in a manner of minutes and has kept the front of the car in very good condition. Probably overkill for the La Carrera which has turned into mostly a road race.
 

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Martin Lauber's TI has done very well on the Carrera, lost out to Conrad's SS in class in 2013 only due to a last-minute alternator fault, but was otherwise running ahead the entire race. Fred mentions a few mods would be needed to qualify, but you've probably got the roll cage covered! I crewed for Conrad, it was an exhilerating experience.

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Guys for the comments/contributions. Alleggerita too modest to mention his own success in La Carrera 2008 with a class win and 17th overall out of 100 cars! This in his own beautiful graphite gray 65 Giulia TI as documented in the May 2009 Alfa Owner. (it's the car in his avatar/header)
 

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As Fred has let the cat out of the bag, here's the Alfa Owner article link:

http://www.aroc-usa.org/chapters/uploads/content/files/09-232310139.pdf

We were the first Alfa entry in Historica A/A+ in the Carrera Panamericana - a 2000 mile event - to finish first in that class. The Texans and the French had tried before us. Martin Lauber and Conrad Stevenson continued to make Alfa one of the cars to contend with in that class at the Carrera. The Giulia is a superb car for that event, ideally suited and likely to place up front unless you put it off course.

It is also suited to even longer distance events like the Peking to Paris:

Octane magazine reports the 2013 Peking to Paris Motor Challenge

If you look at the Octane article you see why a snorkle may be a good idea.

If you check for the 2016 event there are no fewer than 5 Giulias entered. Also see here:

Participants | The 6th Peking to Paris Motor Challenge
 
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