Let's see your Alfa Romeos!

Let's see your Alfa Romeos!

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StescoG66

1,478 posts

110 months

Thursday 27th May
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That is lovely in Monte Carlo blue. How does the Veloce compare with the QF? I would imagine it’s 90% of the ability ( in the real world) at 70% of the cost. Never driven a Giulia but much, much want on my part

Webdunk

174 posts

214 months

Friday 28th May
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StescoG66 said:
That is lovely in Monte Carlo blue.
I'm partial to the blue myself smile



DrBrule

2,311 posts

98 months

Friday 28th May
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StescoG66 said:
That is lovely in Monte Carlo blue. How does the Veloce compare with the QF? I would imagine it’s 90% of the ability ( in the real world) at 70% of the cost. Never driven a Giulia but much, much want on my part
Pretty much exactly as you said. It’s more than fast enough and the low-down torque always surprises.

The QF is the hot but mental g/f - the Veloce is the saner but nearly as attractive girl next door.


Edited by DrBrule on Friday 28th May 11:08

DrBrule

2,311 posts

98 months

Friday 28th May
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Webdunk said:
I'm partial to the blue myself smile

I nearly went for gold wheels too - that looks great.

AC43

9,146 posts

175 months

Friday 28th May
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Webdunk said:
StescoG66 said:
That is lovely in Monte Carlo blue.
I'm partial to the blue myself smile

Beautiful. Is that on the road to Diabaig?

DRFC1879

1,389 posts

124 months

Friday 28th May
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I was tempted by the QF when I bought my Veloce but for the reasons above I thought for everyday use the Veloce was probably the right choice. I've always had a nagging feeling that I should've gone for the full-on madness of the QF so it's good to read that I've probably made a good choice.

I'm also a big fan of those gold wheels with the Montecarlo Blue. I've been toying with the idea of changing my wheels to a paler gold/champagne with the Misano Blue but can't make up my mind. I'll have to see if I can mock up some images on line.

DrBrule

2,311 posts

98 months

Friday 28th May
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You made the right choice. My QF would have been a daily driver as I’m moving out of walking distance to my office. After giving it some serious thought I knew that it would be overkill and I’d be racking up mileage & costs without being able to have fun on a relatively short and unexciting commute every day.

The Veloce is brilliant - don’t feel cheated smile

coetzeeh

2,341 posts

203 months

Saturday 29th May
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arguti said:
coetzeeh said:
Humble 105 saloon but much loved.
Beautiful car Meneer Coetzee!
Thank you sir! The saloons have a certain charm in my eyes.

200Plus Club

8,941 posts

245 months

Saturday 29th May
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Anyone on PH taking their pride and joy to Newby hall tomorrow for the Italian classic show?

Riff Raff

4,375 posts

162 months

Saturday 29th May
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DrBrule said:
You made the right choice. My QF would have been a daily driver as I’m moving out of walking distance to my office. After giving it some serious thought I knew that it would be overkill and I’d be racking up mileage & costs without being able to have fun on a relatively short and unexciting commute every day.

The Veloce is brilliant - don’t feel cheated smile
That’s good to hear about the Veloce. I have one due for delivery next month - it’s on a ferry ATM. Hope it lands soon.

I couldn’t resist the Alfa red.

Webdunk

174 posts

214 months

Monday 31st May
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DrBrule said:
I nearly went for gold wheels too - that looks great.
Thanks - took me a while to select the colour - Ferrari gold.

Webdunk

174 posts

214 months

Monday 31st May
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AC43 said:
Beautiful. Is that on the road to Diabaig?
It is indeed thumbup

AC43

9,146 posts

175 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Webdunk said:
AC43 said:
Beautiful. Is that on the road to Diabaig?
It is indeed thumbup
I thought I recognised that spot. I stopped in that exact place a couple of years ago :-)

What a great car/road combo.

AMGSee55

412 posts

69 months

Tuesday 1st June
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coetzeeh said:
arguti said:
coetzeeh said:
Humble 105 saloon but much loved.
Beautiful car Meneer Coetzee!
Thank you sir! The saloons have a certain charm in my eyes.
Fabulous!! [I may be biased wink]

sunbeam alpine

5,825 posts

155 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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This turned up on my FB today. A Sunday afternoon run out before Covid. The Alfas form part of my collection, the MGB (an original factory V8) belongs to another PH member.

arguti

1,432 posts

153 months

Thursday 3rd June
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sunbeam alpine said:


This turned up on my FB today. A Sunday afternoon run out before Covid. The Alfas form part of my collection, the MGB (an original factory V8) belongs to another PH member.
We have very similar taste in cars - I have a few Lancias to provide some form of balance.

kiseca

9,256 posts

186 months

Thursday 3rd June
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sunbeam alpine said:


This turned up on my FB today. A Sunday afternoon run out before Covid. The Alfas form part of my collection, the MGB (an original factory V8) belongs to another PH member.
That is a lovely collection!

Deefor62

259 posts

115 months

Friday 11th June
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coetzeeh said:
arguti said:
coetzeeh said:
Humble 105 saloon but much loved.
Beautiful car Meneer Coetzee!
Thank you sir! The saloons have a certain charm in my eyes.
I had part of one of those - namely the back axle with LSD in my 1750gtv,
The donor car was well beyond saving, so didn't feel so bad in having a part of it still live on.
The lower final drive made a noticeable difference in the GTV.

I too think that the Berlinas are underrated . Nice to see an original one in fine fettle.

Steve Campbell

1,654 posts

135 months

Tuesday 15th June
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Picked up on Friday and now the detailers magic wand wafted over it.

P5BNij

9,159 posts

73 months

Tuesday 15th June
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sunbeam alpine said:


This turned up on my FB today. A Sunday afternoon run out before Covid. The Alfas form part of my collection, the MGB (an original factory V8) belongs to another PH member.
Is that a Bertone Fiat 850 Spider next to the MGB?