I guess I'm different because I never let any of my cars go, drove them all to the end of their lives. I still have the '72 Spider, going on it's 40th year in my hands and it's still in great condition since it's complete restoration 16 years ago. The two 164's are both at about 200k now and my plan is to drive them both until they drop. Same for the Disco and the F350. I suppose I'll have to sell the Ferrari if my left knee ever goes out because it has one hell of a healthy clutch throw.
As for cars missed well, let's keep it relative. While it may seem a pittance today ten thousand dollars was a heck of a chunk of change in the 1970's so it wasn't so much as me "missing" that Dino or XKE as them just being completely out of my league financially. I mean I always wanted a Dino but it was - Dino or house? You only get one.
I know I am gonna moan the sale of my 91 164S aka BB2 but it is sold to gent in CT and scheduled to be delivered to him In JAX, FL on March 5th. I stated sometime ago I would well it for real money and that is what I got. BUT I still have BB1 my 91L with A/T and S engine in VA. I hope to drive it down here to our FL digs this summer. I promised my bride I would downsize my 164 stable when we moved here and keeping that promise and having only a 2-car garage now it makes sense to just have one to play with now that I am 79 1/2.
I hope to actually finally get this/these project(s) "off the ground" and actually onto the work bench.
Here is how I finally started process with my spare 6000 mile salvage car engine: http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/164-168-1991-1995/144216-rained-today-so-field-stripped-164-engine.html...
So I bought an Alfa new in 1975. Around that time I also had a friend that had a 72 GTV. Until a few weeks ago I had never sat in another Alfa.
I am planning on retiring soon, and I decided that I will screw around with old cars for something to do. I am having a 2 car garage (currently under...
Hi, I have a 3 litre v6 12 valve engine and gearbox in my kitcar. I stripped it down and during the rebuild lost some gear linkages, can anyone help show me which parts i need to order please?
What did you do Alfa [and 164] related today?
I had a slow to go Alfa day today.
First off I worked on setting up my wife's future garden plot permiters with 4x4 eight foot posts. I tilled up part of the area yesterday with my neighbor's roto-tiller. I have to get more soil and compost...