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bgbassplyr
05-26-2010, 11:04 PM
I'm not familiar with the Alfas after about 1970, but saw one tonight. Red, fastback, plenty of patina. Pulling out of a parking lot just as I went by in traffic, so only got a quick look.

On South Blvd. in Charlotte, if anyone may know this car.

Saw a TR6 and an MGB last week. Both in good condition.

NutmegCT
05-27-2010, 05:54 AM
Jim - my neighbor collects and repairs A-R 164L's. Not my cuppa tea, but the three 1992 cars he has now are ... interesting.

https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/attachments/alfa-romeo-cars-sale-wanted/69531d1181513706-fs-1992-alfa-164l-cheap-dscn2793.jpg

Tom

DrEntropy
05-27-2010, 09:08 AM
Later GTV or GTV-6, methinks.

Those 164's aren't bad cars, Tom. Bit umm... underbuilt tho, compared to earlier GT's IMO.

Ask him if he wants a set of 2.5L heads! I have 'em stashed inna shed. :smirk:

bgbassplyr
05-27-2010, 08:45 PM
Doc, and others, this is close I think....

https://www.netcarshow.com/alfa_romeo/1976-alfetta_gtv_2.0/800x600/wallpaper_02.htm

JPSmit
05-27-2010, 09:28 PM
?

https://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles...QAdIdZ173280460 (https://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-classic-cars-1979-Alfa-Romeo-Alfetta-GTV-Hatchback-new-price-must-sell-W0QQAdIdZ173280460)

DrEntropy
05-28-2010, 02:57 PM
When they first came out, I was less-than impressed but now after thirty years they're lookin' better to me than more 'contemporary' cars do. I would like to have one.

NutmegCT
05-28-2010, 05:16 PM
Later GTV or GTV-6, methinks.

Those 164's aren't bad cars, Tom. Bit umm... underbuilt tho, compared to earlier GT's IMO.

Ask him if he wants a set of 2.5L heads! I have 'em stashed inna shed. :smirk:

My neighbor says his 164s are solid mechanically, with a few "weak" links (a/c and all that PLASTIC). But I'm just an old fogey: all those whiz-bang buttons and lights look like a low-budget mock-up of the Starship Enterprise. Without Spock.

I guess there's a genetic reason I'm into 1950s cars.

T.

texas_bugeye
05-28-2010, 05:27 PM
I like the looks of them too they remind me of my old VW Sirocco.Think the quality of the interior where about the same PaaHHH.

DrEntropy
05-28-2010, 06:34 PM
Tom nailed it. As time went on the interiors (and most other fitments) went to more plastic and "bling". I have a BIG box full of those 164 overhead consoles and various t-signal switches that failed inside the warranty... cheezy construction. Along with a collection of window switches, heater, wiper and suchlike. Fiat owned 'em by then and it shows.

:madder:

NutmegCT
05-28-2010, 07:05 PM
Take a look at this:

https://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd23/freemangarden/220S1958/DSC00463.jpg

The only "plastic" is Bakelite - the steering wheel, knob tops and radio housing. Everything else is wood, chromed steel and glass.

It's my 1958 MB 220S. And I'd bet most cars of the day were similar. I remember my 1955 Jaguar MkVII saloon. Lots of accessories: adjustable seats, sunroof, door-mounted toolkits, etc. But it was all "powered" by chromed buttons or cranks turned by hand.

An old fogey's rule of thumb: the more solenoids, motors and indicator lights, the more warranty claims.

"Power steering by Armstrong!"

T.

NutmegCT
05-28-2010, 07:08 PM
Compare to this 1992 Alfa 164S:

https://www.deathstar.org/~jmsaul/alfa10low.jpg

Can you say "overly blinged"?

OK - I'll calm down and crawl back under my rock now.

T.

DrEntropy
05-28-2010, 07:25 PM
No need to run off, Tom! I agree totally.

"Izzat OAK?" :devilgrin: :jester:

Looks like the original Becker in there too!! You really did do well with that buy. Congrats.

DNK
05-28-2010, 07:46 PM
Not a lot of plastic in Dave's MK1 either