Just merged the picture-fest into one thread.
I'm always in awe of the dutch and how many classic Alfas they snaffled out of the rest of Europe before they got trendy again and expensive. :001_smile:very nice car;
ok for you and the US. Bad for Holland loosing - again - a very good looking Giulia to the US of A.
have fun with it.
Yes, yes, yes and yes. You hit it all. I lend weight to the fact that it is a bolt-on mod and easily reversible and there are plenty of 1300 engines laying about. Not particularly rare cars except here in the US (and perhaps SA and Oz) where there are some 300 runners listed on the Giulia register. I've driven a 1300 Giulia and while "sweet", it was uninspiring, even unloaded. I did not get a tingle down my leg. The kids old Tercel had more oomph. The 1300's were an economy low-tax line. Speaks for itself. It was a sheep in wolf's clothing. I say let it snarl!It's interesting that changing out the engine and drivetrain is seen as an enhancement on many of these cars. Opposed to say changing out an engine on an early 911 with say a later engine which is generally regarded to devalue the Porsche.
Does it just come down to a numbers game - so many Giulias made vs not that many early 911's.
Or is it just the lower value of the Giulia doesn't really matter what we do to them.
Or the 1300 is just so anemic no one wants to drive one?
Maybe just the nature of these cars that the engines do interchange, bodies rust, the availability is there so why not modify?
Interested in others thoughts.
Maybe the wrong thread to pose these questions.
Just seems like so many of these have the engine changed.