Huntington Beach, CA, United States
|more than 10 years old restoration. Normale car with Veloce set up ( dual weber carburetors and veloce header). 5 speed conversion using GTV gearbox. Engine has blank serial number. It has been known that these blanks are dealer replaced engines. It is the correct 750 series engine 1300cc for this model year. It still has the original alfa Radio that is still working. It is an older restoration so I would not call it a show car, although i show it regularly at cars and coffee in irvine. It is safe to called it a more than excellent weekend driver. I have owned the car for 1 year. The previous owner owns a ferrari restoration shop and restored this car in his shop. I have a folder full of service receipts from previous owner, and also many services receipts under my ownership. ODO shows 59k miles but i am not sure if original.
Paint in exellent condition, no nick, scratch, chip anywhere on the exterior. The luster is still like new paint. Paint on door jams are just average, but in good condition, it is not in show condition like the exterior. Paint on dash board looks like original red factory paint, but i am not sure. Paint in engine bay is in excellent condition, but not in show condition, along the jams of the engine bay where the hood is resting on, the paint is not as shiny, but in average fair condition. The underside of the hood lid is original alfa red crinkled paint.
No rust any where. The underside looks very clean, The paint from the restoration still clean underside the body with no dirt or rust build up. There is one sign of rust repair near the transmission tunnel, but minor. I would say this car was an excellent car before it was restored.
New convertible top, New Veloce Exhaust Header, and Exhaust system from Centerline
Engine runs strong, no smoke. Transmission has been converted to 5 speed with alfa GTV gear box. All synchros are good, no grinding. Engine does leak oil here and there.
5 new vredestein classic tires.
Nardi wooden steering wheel in exellent condition.
Chromes are exellent. There is one small dent to the rear bumper , and the seam next to it is misaligned a little as shown in last picture. If you are really picky you can pop it out and adjust the bumper so that the seam is perfectly aligned. But it is fine right now and hardly noticeable.
This car is my love and joy for the last year. I spent a lot of money and time to make it perfect. I recently got a rare 15k mile honda s800 that i put the engine together myself, and 2 motorcycles, so my hands and my garage are full, It is time to let someone else enjoys the car. I just have a reasonable low reserve to cover most of what i put in. You're welcome to come inspect the car in Huntington Beach, CA.
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Mitsubishi Mirage, Toyota thinks of beefing up US production, Marchionne on Alfa, Dart and minivans, Ford Atlas concept, Honda Gear concept
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Episode #317 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Jeff Ross and Michael Harley bookend the other podcast topics with a pair from the Montreal Auto Show, the Mitsubishi Mirage and Honda Gear concept, and in between we talk about Toyota building all its US-market cars stateside, Hyundai building a Nurburgring test facility, Sergio Marchionne's latest words about Alfa Romeo, Dodge Dart powertrains and the future of Chrysler vans. Some chatter about the Ford Atlas concept finishes up the meat of the 'cast and then we wrap with your questions. For those of you who hung with us live on our UStream channel, thanks for taking the time. Keep reading for our Q&A module for you to scroll through and follow along, too. Thanks for listening!
Autoblog Podcast #317:
According to a report in Automotive News that quotes "people familiar with the matter," the next big play in Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne's plan for Alfa Romeo is to break it off from Fiat Group Automobiles and set it up as a separate company within the Fiat empire, giving it the same structure as Ferrari and Maserati. The idea, say the sources, is that a transparent, standalone Alfa Romeo that has to justify its every move could clearly prove its success in the public financial statements it would have to report, finally achieving Marchionne's aim of making Alfa Romeo "a credible business proposition."
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:31:00 EST
That, of course, assumes that Alfa Romeo will make a success of it. The brand hasn't made a profit in any year of Marchionne's decade at the helm; sales last year fell to numbers not seen in almost half a century and its new product offensive might not include the two vehicles currently responsible for 99 percent of its sales. We're told that the brand's six new models will begin arriving in 2016 - a roadster, a midsize sedan and large sedan, a compact SUV and large SUV, and a large coupe.
Marchionne aims to expand Alfa's global appeal in several ways, the first by stressing that they are Italian products that 'belong' to Italy. This is the stance that appears to have put the kibosh on the roadster twinned with the coming Mazda MX-5/Miata. Alfa Romeos will all be made in their home country, and if they take off they'll help bandage Fiat's problem with underused plant capacity, a bugbear that is just as problematic culturally and politically as financially. Top-tier trims would use V6 engines developed by Ferrari, and global access would get a boost by selling Alfa Romeos in Jeep's 1,700 international dealerships.
Although a little bit later than expected, Mazda and Fiat have signed a final agreement that will bring a next-generation MX-5 Miata to the Japanese automaker and a new roadster to Alfa Romeo. When the proposed arrangement was announced back in May, the two automakers had hoped to seal the deal last year, but it doesn't appear that the production timeline for these cars has slipped any, with both expected to start rolling off assembly lines in 2015.
Other than a shared chassis with a rear-wheel-drive layout, it sounds like the two cars are still planned to be distinct in their own ways from their styling right down to their engines. Mazda will produce both cars at a plant in Hiroshima, Japan, but it isn't clear what role each automaker will play in the cars' developmental process. The big question, of course, is what clever portmanteau name we can come up with, like Toyobaru. Mazda Romeo is the easy choice, but Alfazda might roll off the tongue a little better.
Scroll down for a brief press release from both automakers.