A 1966 Alfa Romeo Duetto up for auction. The car overall is in good condition. The 1.6 lt engine and transmission are in very good running condition. The clutch and flywheel were recently replaced.
Side draft Dell' Orto carburetors need fine adjustment. The transmission shift very good, no grinding at all but clutch cable still need some adjustment. The body is straight, the rockers are solid without visible sign of rust. The bottom is in very good condition too. The car was sitting for about one year and the brakes do not work. It looks like the master cylinder have to be replaced. Tires, rims and spare tire are all in very good condition. The interior needs attention. The steering column cover is missing, some shifter cover components are missing too. The aftermarket dashboard cover is not glued to original and bubbled up. Front glass needs replacement. See pictures. Seats are in very good condition and all instrument cluster works fine.
With a little effort you can make this Alfa Duetto very desirable. One of the first that were exported to the USA. My reserve is set low so you can own a model of the Alfa Romeo most desirable cars.
Twenty-six years after it was introduced at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show, the much anticipated fourth generation Mazda MX-5 Miata will meet the press at the 2015 Chicago show. A piece in Autocar refines some of the details on the larger, lighter Miata that a Mazda insider has said will be "our best-looking car ever." The company has relented on the quest for the metric tonne, the 1000-kilogram (2,200-pound) target too difficult to achieve in light of cost constraints. You can still expect it to lose a generous dollop of weight - Autocar says a curb weight of 1,100 kg (2,420 pounds) will still make it the lightest in its class. And Mazda will be stressing a fun driving experience through light weight and a modest amount of naturally-aspirated horsepower. Engine capacities of 1.5 and 2.0 liters are expected. Sounds familiar (and good), right? The Miata's interpretation of Kodo design will be veer from that found on the Mazda3 and Mazda6, with "very clean and simple" lines marking out "more muscular proportions" and elongated bodywork on a longer wheelbase. A stretched engine bay will make room for the current Skyactiv engine and perhaps the future Skyactiv 2 powerplants, initial reports suggesting there could be a 30-percent increase in fuel economy from the moment it arrives.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced Maserati and Alfa Romeo are recalling certain Quattroporte, Granturismo and 8C models over potentially faulty tie rod ends. According to NHTSA, 2005-2008 Quattroporte, 2008 Granturismo and 2008 8C units may have been assembled with tie rod ends that have insufficient corrosion protection. As such, the components may rust, weaken and potentially fail. If that happens, the driver could lose control of the vehicle and cause an accident. Maserati and Alfa Romeo will contact owners and replace the tie rod end assemblies once the recall gets underway in June. All told, 7,438 vehicles are impacted by the recall. You can read the full NHTSA notice below for more information.
After adding Italian motorcycle icon Ducati to its stable and spending $5.6 billion on the rest of Porsche, Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn says he's done shopping for a while. "We have enough to do at the moment in taking our twelve brands to where we want to be," Winterkorn tells German newspaper Handelsblatt.