The 75 was weird enough with its angles that defy all logic and an interior more in common with Epcot than with the automobile, but the ES-30 is a whole other ballpark. Perhaps it is the inevitable eccentricity of its French-Italian shared parentage. Robert Opron designed the car, the same man who created the Citroën SM, that gorgeous hybrid of Citroën style and Maserati power. Or was it Citroën unreliability and Maserati…unreliability? In any case, Opron penned the 75’s goodbye and Antonio Castellana finished up his sketches—to be skinned in thermoplastic injection moulded composite body panels. A strange choice for a car, but then plastics and Alfa Romeos have a way of meeting up every once in a while. … [Read more...] about How Alfa Romeo Waved Goodbye to Rear-Wheel Drive
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Those miles would be considered meager for most cars, but this is an Alfa so… well, wow. It’s hard to find Alfa Spiders that aren’t either garage queens or fright pigs. This one seems to be in that baby bear world of in-between. Yeah, it needs a bit of bodywork and an interior tidying to make presentable, but it seemingly doesn’t have major mechanical issues that would prevent its enjoyment until those aesthetic issues are sorted out. … [Read more...] about At $3,500, Is This Kinda Rough 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce Still A Pretty Slick Deal?
And this is what Ercole Spada and the rest of Zagato came up with. Its kammbacked design is a striking departure from Giugiaro’s original curvy three-box shape. Much of the panels of the new car were aluminum, and the drag coefficient was lowered significantly along with the weight. The front end featured plexiglass in front of the headlights and in lieu of the traditional chromed triangular grille there was just a cutout; minimalist, functional, and a stark departure from the norms. That was what Zagato was about back then. … [Read more...] about The Alfa Romeo Junior Z Was A Kammback Kid
As for the the photo itself, it’s artsy enough to make passerby inquire as to what kind of car is on your computer desktop. That, my friends, is an opportunity to tell them all about your love for cars (and your favorite website) until they forget about something they needed to go do and walk away. That happens to me when I talk about pretty much anything, so don’t take it personally. … [Read more...] about Your Ridiculously Awesome Alfa Romeo SZ Wallpaper Is Here
It is a total niche vehicle and I get that. Many a gearhead don’t even know what it is, or tell me they have never seen one in person if they do. I am willing to listen to reasonable offers. But I will not sell to the dreamer or someone who does not have a garage, knows how to turn a wrench or has a mechanic that can. She deserves better. … [Read more...] about At $5,200, Could This 1993 Alfa Romeo 164S Turn You Into A True Enthusiast?