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No Bruises on This Alfa

No Bruises on This Alfa

By Petrolicious Productions / 26 Aug 2014

This Alfa may be black and Blu (Olandese), but it's far from beaten up–even with (an assumed) 125,160 kilometers. According to its owner, it's "original and without modifications" and 99 percent free of corrosion. It also includes an "original log book and some service history."

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Dual Purpose: Alfa Romeo Races, and Wins Shows

Dual Purpose: Alfa Romeo Races, and Wins Shows

By Petrolicious Productions / 29 Jul 2014
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When I saw a photo of this car I knew I had to have it but knew absolutely nothing about Alfa Romeos. So what did I do? I bought it, in spite of the fact that it had been neglected, and proceeded to nickel-and-dime my way through it for about ten years, until the car just couldn't take it anymore and I enlisted some professional help.

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Alfa Romeo Duettos Strengthen Relationships

Alfa Romeo Duettos Strengthen Relationships

By Petrolicious Productions / 1 Jul 2014
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Every Friday night was a social event, old and young alike would come to the garage, admire the car, talk about their day, and then talk about the car. The old men loved it and remembered it from their youth, the young guys loved its rarity. I remember sitting in it while Angelo tuned the carburettors, and I'd dream of getting my license and driving it.

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Driven by Design: Alfa Romeo Duetto

Driven by Design: Alfa Romeo Duetto

By Yoav Gilad / 30 May 2014 / 5 Comments Read More

In spite of its humble, utilitarian roots the masterful designers at Pininfarina managed to massage the Alfa Romeo Duetto into a pretty, eternal design. If you’ve ever seen one drive past then you know that its silhouette is a pure ‘speed-form’; it’s a rolling, directional sculpture, like a hurtling raindrop.

A Couple Restored This Alfa Romeo in an Apartment Parking Stall

A Couple Restored This Alfa Romeo in an Apartment Parking Stall

By Petrolicious Productions / 20 May 2014
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What I love about our car is that it is something we built ourselves. My wife took the interior to bare metal, refreshed it, and put it all back together again. She also spent many nights and weekends over six months helping me sand the car down, repairing the metal and rust, filling the body, and finally learning to prime, base and clear coat the car ourselves.

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With No Reserve, (This) Montreal Should Be Popular

With No Reserve, (This) Montreal Should Be Popular

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 May 2014

The combination of show-car styling and Italian V8 power can be intoxicating, which is why this 1971 Montreal “time capsule” on eBay warrants a look. Only 3,917 Montreals were built through 1977, with this one imported to the U.S. in the 1980s.

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Shabby Paint, But a Beautifully Driving Alfa

Shabby Paint, But a Beautifully Driving Alfa

By Petrolicious Productions / 6 May 2014
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"And now it is perfect! The paint still looks shabby, but I don't care because it drives so beautifully! It's a blast running the car on small, winding backroads…I occasionaly take it to racetracks as well: Hockenheim (which is close to my hometown Heidelberg), Spa-Francorchamps, Anneau du Rhin, and, of course, the Nordschleife."

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Why the Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale Is Collectable

Why the Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale Is Collectable

By Yoav Gilad / 5 May 2014 / 9 Comments Read More

The Collector is a weekly series produced in association with Gear Patrol.

"Long ignored by Alfisti because of their wild styling and heavier weight, Sprint Speciales came on strong in the market four years ago and values are now more than 140% higher than in 2010. And with roots going back to Alfa’s arresting BAT show cars, this is no surprise."

Can the Desert Concorso Become a Top-Tier Concours?

Can the Desert Concorso Become a Top-Tier Concours?

By Yoav Gilad / 1 Apr 2014 Read More

The inaugural Desert Concorso was held this past weekend in Palm Desert, California, about two hours drive east from Los Angeles. There was an interesting mix of cars, and lovers of Italian machinery couldn't have been disappointed. It was a gorgeous, sunny day in the desert and walking on to the green you were immediately greeted by a fleet of Ferraris.

Book Review: Alfa Romeo Giulia

Book Review: Alfa Romeo Giulia

By Yoav Gilad / 28 Mar 2014
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As racer Andrea de Adamich says, "I didn't just race on the track; I also had my street GTA to tool around in." And while Alfas were certainly not cheap (they were priced similarly to Porsches and Jaguars), the fact that, as a fan, you could drive home from the races in a car that you just saw duking it out, must have been a thrilling treat.

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Driving an Upside-Down Alfa Romeo is Thrilling

Driving an Upside-Down Alfa Romeo is Thrilling

By Petrolicious Productions / 13 Mar 2014
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Kirby proudly states that he’s “not interested in cars; I’m in the category of obsessed. I like to think I just popped out into the world wearing a Formula 1 t-shirt making car noises, and I’d honestly say the reality wasn’t too dissimilar to that.” His dad is a car nut too, so even as a youngster pushed around in a pram, Kirby attended club events, Aussie V8 Supercar races, and car shows.

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