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This Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider is a Family Jewel

This Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider is a Family Jewel

By Petrolicious Productions / 18 Dec 2014
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Interest soon turned into a childhood obsession when my father dragged home a ‘71 1750 Spider as a salvaged wreck. I was overwhelmed with this roofless, [bent], red bullet. It was 1978, I was eleven years old and instant Alfa nut. I poured over the shinny Spider brochure on the coffee table and dreamed of one day owning an Alfa Romeo...

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Italian Coupés to Suit Most Tastes, Available Now

Italian Coupés to Suit Most Tastes, Available Now

By Petrolicious Productions / 17 Dec 2014

For those thinking about buying a classic Italian coupe, there are options both extravagant and humble. There are Alfa Romeos, Fiats, and others that can be reasonably maintained and enjoyed. This week we’ve selected five Italian Coupes across the spectrum available now.

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Ercole Spada Became a Legend at 23

Ercole Spada Became a Legend at 23

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 24 Nov 2014 / 4 Comments Read More

The net effect was that the then-twenty-three-year-old Spada took the DB4, already a good looking car, and transformed it into what many consider one of the marque's most beautiful and desirable examples. The DB4 GT Zagato debuted at the 1960 London Motor Show to an adoring reception. The DB4 GT Zagato was only one of three Spada designs destined to captivate audiences that year...

Classic '80s Italian Cars For Sale Now

Classic '80s Italian Cars For Sale Now

By Petrolicious Productions / 19 Nov 2014

The '80s produced some pretty bogus machines as the auto industry finally began learning how to deal with the '70s emissions constrictions and OPEC shocks. But there were also some bright spots. Pull out your favorite cassettes because we’ve found some great '80s Italian sports cars, available now.

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A Useless Alfa Romeo Giulia becomes Essential

A Useless Alfa Romeo Giulia becomes Essential

By Petrolicious Productions / 13 Nov 2014
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To restore the body I built a rotisserie. Both side sills, and front and back floors had to be changed. All the mechanics were rebuilt, with an other "mild" engine tuning to get more HP, but keeping the original 1.6 liter capacity. I also added fast road camshafts, high CR forged pistons, electronic ignition and the color went back to its original Petrol Blue, or Bluette 506.

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Classic Four-Cylinders Exploring Natural Beauty

Classic Four-Cylinders Exploring Natural Beauty

By Petrolicious Productions / 4 Nov 2014
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I take the lead in my Alfa on a single lane road where tree tops form a canopy, its quiet and dark here. I have the top down and can hear the distinct sound of the air-cooled Porsche behind me. It is noticeably louder than the Alfa, and whilst in the Alfa a beautiful sound is produced between 2,000-3,500rpm,  the Porsche produces a very loud mechanical sound almost like it's roaring.

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This Alfa Romeo is a Caged Beast

This Alfa Romeo is a Caged Beast

By Petrolicious Productions / 2 Oct 2014
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Long story short: this Giulia is no trailer queen, but a nice driver fitted with full roll cage, fast road suspension, bucket seats, and full racing harnesses. I am currently in the process of building a mildly fettled 2000 engine for it. There are also tales of rust, panel cutting and welding, painting, hunting down parts, and also of course the previously mentioned winter rally adventure...

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Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale is a Racing Statement

Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale is a Racing Statement

By Petrolicious Productions / 30 Sep 2014 / 37 Comments Read More

Revived in 1988, today’s Carrera Panamericana is still dangerous, fast, grueling, and addictive, as driver Conrad Stevenson can attest. Stevenson got his first taste of the race in a friend’s Studebaker in 2001. After a couple more years of participating in friends’ cars, Stevenson decided it was time to build a car of his own, in this case a 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale.

Driven by Design: Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale

Driven by Design: Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale

By Yoav Gilad / 29 Sep 2014 / 7 Comments Read More

It was fitting that the first prototype for the Sprint Speciale debuted in Torino in 1957. While the production version took another two years it was clearly influenced by the more production-aimed BAT 9. And while the BAT series was fantastic, almost like fantasy-sketches in appearance, they were successful in one place where the Sprint Speciale failed. One of a few failures, in fact...

Five Italian Two-Doors on eBay

Five Italian Two-Doors on eBay

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Sep 2014

The downside of progress is that advancements such as dual-clutch gearboxes have increasingly taken the place of traditional, engaging manual transmissions. Today, we present a selection of two-door cars created under the Italian flag with the three pedal signature of what seems to be a bygone era.

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What is the Best Classic Car to Daily Drive?

What is the Best Classic Car to Daily Drive?

By Afshin Behnia / 15 Sep 2014
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Many folks think that classic cars are unsuitable for daily driving and perhaps if you own a Ferrari 625/250 TRC this is true. But isn't it a joy to drive your classic? And doesn't it make sense to maximize the feelings and fun you have when cruising or attacking canyons? I think it absolutely does.

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Little Brown Box is Full of Alfa Goodness

Little Brown Box is Full of Alfa Goodness

By Petrolicious Productions / 8 Sep 2014

This Alfasud's current owner, one of only three, describes it as being in "excellent condition." The Giugiaro-styled body has never been welded and the front and rear calipers–which are connected to inboard brakes–have recently been reconditioned. 

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