The ES-30 was Alfa Romeo’s swan song to rear-wheel drive and independence. It was based on the 75 sedan, the last Alfa conceived before Fiat ownership. As deliciously classic a layout as sports sedans come: Giuseppe Busso’s wonderful 3-liter V6 up front with the transmission in the back in a transaxle layout. Power is sent via a limited-slip differential to rear wheels suspended by a de Dion tube. It was balanced, simple and lithe, with a body mass very much on the near side of 3,000 pounds. … [Read more...] about How Alfa Romeo Waved Goodbye to Rear-Wheel Drive
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Okay, so today I think we need to hone in on what elements of that VW proved to be most egregious. Was it the convertible roof? Not likely. The manual transmission? Probably not. The price? Hmmm, maybe we’re getting somewhere. Actually, of all its attributes I’m guessing it was the price, combined with the oil-burner under the hood that proved to be the car’s downfall. Yep, that had to be it. … [Read more...] about At $3,500, Is This Kinda Rough 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce Still A Pretty Slick Deal?
There won’t be any deliberation. There won’t be any disagreement. Zagato has always known what to do with Alfa Romeos. And what they did with the Junior back in 1969 is no exception. But how did Zagato get their hands on an already gorgeous Alfa Romeo design? Car designer and friend of Jalopnik Matteo Licata has the story. … [Read more...] about The Alfa Romeo Junior Z Was A Kammback Kid
Whether it features extensive car conversations or not, may your week ahead be as artsy as this wallpaper. Unless you’re not into art. In that case, just have a good week. (And if you’re feeling artsy, feel free to submit a photo or two to be considered for future weekend wallpapers to the email address below.) … [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?