If you read my Alfa Summer Affair Series series, then you’re very familiar with the ochre yellow 1968 Alfa Romeo GT 1750 that I bought to fulfill my fantasies. I found the Alfa in online classifieds and purchased it from a private seller in Asti, Italy.
Traveling in the Alfa was a blast! The car itself did not feel anywhere near perfect, but it did the job. The hood popping up every once in a while was quite annoying. We later found out that the hood was the least of our problems.
At the end of our trip, I visit my friend and fellow Alfista Mario if he could do us a favor and have his personal mechanic check out the GT. As his mechanic starts to poke around, bad news follows more bad news. The Alfa was in such a horrible state that we were lucky we had no incidents on the road.
We decided to leave Ludie with Mario and his mechanic and his trusted restoration shop to undergo a complete and thorough no-expenses-spared restoration. I recently visited Mario and Ludie to see how the restoration is going, and here I share with you the top 10 terrible problems that Ludie had, plus one very positive note on which to end.
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View the following pages to find out the ten dirty secrets of my beloved GTV.