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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This ‘86 is claimed to be the Quadrifoglio Verde edition, a model introduced this year and featuring side skirts, rubber air-dam and spoiler and an available hardtop. The QVs were not made available from the factory in gold in ’86, as is this car, and offered a different hardtop, wheels, and front under-tray so it’s probably not. There’s plenty of evidence here to indicate that this car has been resprayed so it’s not 100% out of the question. … [Read more...] about At $3,500, Is This Kinda Rough 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce Still A Pretty Slick Deal?
Now, the standard Alfa Romeo Junior was far from ugly. Giorgetto Giugiaro (then at Bertone) put a body on it for the ages when the car came out in 1963 and the car took off. By 1967, the Alfa management was so satisfied with the original shape’s success that they decided to turn to the team across town at Zagato to see what more could be squeezed out of the design from a performance perspective. The result was the Junior Z. … [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
One of the last Alfas to hit the market before the company packed up its Vino Rosso and Grana Padano and left the U.S. was the 164, a Pininfarina-designed executive saloon that shared its underpinnings with the Saab 9000, Fiat Croma and Lancia Thema. It was also one of the very first Alfas to enjoy corrosion protection right from the factory rather than the more traditional factory-installed rust, so it’s a little less surprising to see one on the road these days … [Read more...] about At $5,200, Could This 1993 Alfa Romeo 164S Turn You Into A True Enthusiast?