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Curved 147 rear wiper?

Last winter, when it first started snowing, my rear wiper broke. It used to be curved, but I couldn't find a curved one as a replacement so I got the standard one. It just looks like it doesn't fit the car at all, but even when I look at 147s for sale, both pre and post facelift, they all have this straight type of a wiper.

Why is this curved one so impossible to find? What trims did it come with? It's such a meaningless little thing but I prefer the way the curved one looked. I can't find it on any of the Alfa Romeo spares sites.
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I think it's probably the other way round, and your previous curved one was an aftermarket add-on ......
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Last winter, when it first started snowing, my rear wiper broke. It used to be curved, but I couldn't find a curved one as a replacement so I got the standard one. It just looks like it doesn't fit the car at all, but even when I look at 147s for sale, both pre and post facelift, they all have this straight type of a wiper.

Why is this curved one so impossible to find? What trims did it come with? It's such a meaningless little thing but I prefer the way the curved one looked. I can't find it on any of the Alfa Romeo spares sites.
My 2006 gt had aero blades on it. I had the opportunity to help myself to free spares of a early 2004 gt and it had curved front wipers on it.I fitted them on mine as I find the aero blades a bit tacky.
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My 2006 gt had aero blades on it. I had the opportunity to help myself to free spares of a early 2004 gt and it had curved front wipers on it.I fitted them on mine as I find the aero blades a bit tacky.
You mean you replaced the rear wiper with the front one? Does it look anything like in the picture?

And to the other guy, still I cant find it anywhere. Not online or on donor cars.
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You mean you replaced the rear wiper with the front one? Does it look anything like in the picture?
Surfwagon was posting only about front wipers, the GT doesn't have a rear wiper

As posted above, the wiper arm was straight on both the original & facelift 147.
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No, it doesn't look like it at all. It looks like the standard straight wiper. Look at the first picture I posted. Do you see how it's curved sort of like a banana? It's not even about it looking better anymore, I'm just really interested in it. Why do 99% of the cars have the straight one, and where can you even get that curved one?
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