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?
Thankfully, they’re still at it too. These days, Zagato is still out there at more than 100 years old and the relationship with Alfa Romeo remains strong. The SZ of the ‘80s was even more angular and considerably more polarizing than the Junior Z, and the Viper-based TZ3 could go down as one of the most storied fruits of Fiat and Chrysler’s rocky marriage. … [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
The engine here is a 3-litre edition of the legendary Giuseppe Busso-designed Arese V6. That sits sideways and looks pretty bad-ass with its chrome intakes and Alfa Romeo script cam cover. That cover could use some new paint, but aside from that and a warning label that’s been scratched to oblivion, it’s all pretty tidy in here. The seller says that … [Read more...] about At $5,200, Could This 1993 Alfa Romeo 164S Turn You Into A True Enthusiast?