Beautiful!!! I love the console "lever" things.
I placed a £1,000 deposit for an 8C Competizione in April 2004 with a UK Alfa main dealer.
As the past year has gone by I would call the dealer every now & then for an update but they never knew much and I gained more info from what I read on Italiaspeed.
I recently had to go to Milan on business and, encouraged by the Italiaspeed article of 18 January 2005, I asked an Italian friend of mine to contact Arese to ask if I could go to see the car. Unfortunately that would not be possible as it was at the Amsterdam show that week but they asked me to send a copy of the deposit invoice to them. I did that and they never replied to me again.
However, two weeks after that (beginning of this month) I received a letter out of the blue from my Alfa dealer returning my deposit and saying that they had just been told that the car would definitely not go into production. My guess is that the invoice I sent Arese was used to check who had taken the deposit and the dealer was then contacted and told to refund it. On the other hand, it might just be coincidence and Kalbfell has just recently decided not to proceed with it.
Whatever the background, it seems pretty likely that the project is dead, which is a great shame. I would be happy if somebody could prove me wrong...
sakiss said:Alfa Romeo will present a new Concept in Pebble Beach of California in 3-4 August.The official return of the milanese firm in north america will be in 2007.