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My wife and I inherited a 1965 Giulia SS 1600 from her family. It was 20th from the last one built, and had sat in a hanger for 30+/- years. Body is in good condition, and as far as rust goes, there is none. there is a small dent here and there. interior is in good condition. Motor runs and it drives but i have low compression on the back two cylinders and could ues some work. We dont know if we want to keep it and fix it up in a couple of years or sell it and get something else. I have seen a couple of cars go for $20,000-$26,000 that are rusty. Im just wondering what range from other Alfa owners
 

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I think Lionel means $40k.

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Hello Lawrence,

k is a widely misused character.
k = karat, k=kelvin unit, k= km short for kilogram, running 2k= WHAT, k is for kinder garden

M = 1000, MM= 1,000,000 or better yet replace k

Hopefully, the correct term will become as widely accepted.
k means 1000 to a lot of the world

kg = kilogram = 1000 grams
km = kilometre = 1000 metres
etc....
plus in the computer world k = 1000 as in kb is kilo bytes
 

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Agree with Ken (except that a kilobyte is 1024 bytes, not 1000). The letter k is short for kilo meaning 1000.
If one uses the letter M, then it must be specified as being a Roman numeral (which means 1000). Otherwise, M will be taken as short for Mega meaning one million in the metric system.
 

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M=1000 and MM=1,000,000.
And as ad nauseam as it is, MM=2,000, not 1,000,000. The largest quantity represented by a Roman numeral is M (1,000). Multiples of a number are represented by a letter with a horizontal line over the letter. Hence 1,000,000 (1,000 times 1,000) is written
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Well I feel ripped off now: that last bag of M&M's I got didn't have even 100 pieces in it let alone 1000 and 1000

K for kilo, 'klick', or a thousand of something.
Banks be damned, spend enough time in the military and 'k' can be nothing else. :)
(movies made this year are copywrited as MMXI, not K,K11 or 2K11)


REALLY nice car btw.
 

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In current mathematics a bar over a letter can denote a vector.

For example, grad.V with a bar over the V is the symbol for a vortex--as in going down the drain.

ZeroKay?

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Who cares what the letters mean?

That is a beautiful car and it appears in fantastic shape! I'm sure you could sell it and get something else but you'll never get something as unique as that car. IMO, the current market for such cars is depressed. If you carefully stored it for a few years (waiting for the economy to improve) you'd get much more money for it then.
 

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soooooo........ anymore thoughts on the cars worth. lol, just kidding guys. I was thinking $40,000 or $40,000,000 would be a good price
 

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Wow, talk about getting "off thread"!

I do have a question:
Was it common to have the engine compartment painted black while the body is painted a red? I've noticed the same thing in other picts of this model before.

Very nice by the way....
 

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Off the top of my head, the only black engine bay from the factory was the Montreal (although there may be others).
 

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I have recieved info from Alfa Romeo Documentation Center which reads

"According to our documentation files, the chassis number AR 381379 originally corresponds to an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale (101.21), manufactured on the 21st January 1965 (less than 2 months before the latest chassis) and sold on the 13th May 1965 to Alfa Romeo Inc. Newark, U.S.A.

The body colour is white, with red interiors."

This car was bought buy my wifes grandfather in July 1976 to add to his 40 car collection and he passed away in Sept 1976. This is how he bought the car, red and Black. Im just wondering why someone would have completely changed an 11yr old car.
 
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