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Old 10-06-2012, 09:54 AM   #57
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Sweet Alfa you have there.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:37 PM   #58
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Thanks. I have another one, too. I guess they are both toads although they ride on my trailer. My wife also drives the Red one in autocross competition, and does pretty good for being 72 years old.

And, ALFA doesn't stand for Anonima Lombardi Fabbrica Automobili, it really stands for "Always Looking For Another"

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As FIAT is not really Fabbrica Italiana Automobili de Torino. We all know it to be Fix It Again, Tony.

I had a '63 Giulia Sprint 1600. Not a bad car if you discount the electrics and Dellorto carbs (which I replaced with a Webber). Wish I had it now.
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I talked to a guy that has a 1953 diesel pusher motorhome that pulls a 1965 olds 442. He said he tried to 4 down tow the car. The steering wheel would not return to center after a turn. He now dolly tows it with the trany in 4th gear and the clutch hooked to the floor.
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I bet you really wish you had it now. The older Alfas are bringing big prices. Top line restored Giuliettas running over $100,000 and Giulias not too far behind. These are for normal versions. The aluminum bodied Giuliettas regularly exceed $250,000. And, of course, the classic pre-WW2 Alfas are out of sight. We had a 6C2300 Zagato Spider at a local concours last year that was valued at $6m, and Ralph Lauren bought a 2.9 Liter Spider several years ago for 10m.

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Our new toad???


No. This is what you get when you make a low-ball bid on eBay. You might accidentally win the thing. We are in AZ now. Won the car, so drove over to Long Beach to see what we got. Looked good. Had it shipped directly to our garage in CO. Can't wait until we go home for the holidays to play with it. Unless we get involved with showing or driving it for special events, I don't expect to toad it.

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I talked to a guy that has a 1953 diesel pusher motorhome that pulls a 1965 olds 442. He said he tried to 4 down tow the car. The steering wheel would not return to center after a turn. He now dolly tows it with the trany in 4th gear and the clutch hooked to the floor.
That is one reason some cars can't be towed, not just that the transmission won't take it.
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My '60 Towed Vehicle

A bit nerve wracking leaving it in a parking lot but an incomparable way to sight see. You get a 360 degree view of things versus the tunnel through the windshield. If it starts raining pop up the top and head to an adult beverage.
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