Push hard and live
My hope is that a 1300, regardless of rear end, when driven at 4,700’ above sea level, will be barely fast enough to reach the speed limit, even going down hill.
I drove a friend's car in Switzerland a couple of years ago. Result: I want one! The car was absolutely beautiful to drive: steering so easy it felt like flying an aircraft, a 1300 engine that sang, matched at the factory to a gearbox that never made me feel wanting more power. Like the Giulietta Sprint, Giulia Supers were exceptionally well balanced from the factory.Stopped in Sac for a look at a Giulia Super Nuovo 1300.
Well done Don! That was the appropriate number of cars 102 for yours to be the class winner (102.04). I am surprised that someone didn't prevent you from sending the car back home by writing you a BIG check. It looks awesome at the show with its very unique color scheme.Best of marque (Alfa) out of 102 present.
Pirelli “Best Fit” award.
This was just right for the Giallo Paglierino, as it richened the yellow, and allowed the tiny green tint to make an impression. The color was always the first thing people commented upon. Then the interior. Then the engine.
Probably outperforms the 2600 too. The uninformed think the 2000's are 2600's because it should have been that way if Alfa had any marketing knowledge in those days. The 2600 looks like a Biscayne compared to an Impala.Hah! I see the other two cars were 2600 spiders. Despite the chagrin of others on this bulletin board with those vehicles I state categorically that in any head to head beauty competition any two liter spider would be deemed to have better lines than any 2600 spider. The beautiful two liter lines got fattened and squared off in the latter model to allow the bigger engine inside the hood. And to balance the model required a squared off trunk. But still nice to see that a guy who initially thought no yellow two liter spider had ever existed finally accepted that as its proper color and did it right. One of that color passed through my hands in 1973 from Switzerland and furnished my hard top, Nardi steering wheel, dashboard grab bar and lower engine surround fairings (this last item only on 1962 models spiders but standard on the two liter sprint). I sold that yellow spider to a fellow from Medford Oregon and my wife and I drove it to Roseburg for him to pick up. I had grown attached to it and still remember crying on seeing him drive it off down the road. He only intended to resell it and painted it a lush off white because he said that hid dents better. After his "cool" paint job it was sold to a gal in Chico whose family was involved in the cannery business. She blew the engine overrevving in an attempt to outrun cars when entering back onto the hi-way from the shoulder. She traced ownership back to me, begged me to fix it, and then personally brought it to me on a trailer. I rebuilt the engine and drove the car to her in Chico. I later saw an ad on the East coast offering a car noted as being one I once owned. I have always suspected it was the once yellow one. So maybe I should have asked you the VIN number and if it was an off white. Sorry it did not have all its goodies. AT least I did not remove its turn indicators on the side when I was stealing parts from it. But were there two mysterious holes near the hinge point for the top where the hold down for the top were? However, I know it was your meticulous detailing and loving ministrations that would have made you the big winner with whatever car you would have taken to the prom. Congratulations to a fellow adorer of two liter Alfa spiders. I will do whatever I can to keep you in sufficient incense and holy water appropriate for that sacred task. Call when needy.