Its just different tastes
Kofteros already has a factory original S1 Sprint with chrome bumpers, which he very recently painted Alfa Red as the car was, and has the stock engine and interior.
Maybe he wanted another Sprint to do it up like his style.
I can honestly understand what Pavlos is saying about keeping it original, but I also know that the Sprint, apart from being a classic now, it also gives you that adrenaline rush while you drive it.
You want to give it a full boot when going up on the mountains, and the more you push it the more you love it !
I believe that loud noise from the engine and exhaust, as well as a little lowering and a bit wider if not bigger wheels (from that era), suit the Sprint
Kofteros loves the lines of the Sprint, so maybe he wanted a flashy colour to tone out the lines
Cant argue with that
Although I wouldnt paint it orange myself, I can understand why he did it, and its actually looking good !
Come on guys !
This is just my opinion here, but for me, just by looking at my Sprint, I want to jump in and give it FULL throttle and drive up to Palechori ! The car is agressive and inviting and once you've driven it, you want more !
I would definately lower it and put a stronger engine in it and I woudlnt care if its not a classic any more because its just SO MUCH FUN !!!
On the same note, I would never do that to my Sud Ti, not because its not a pleasure to drive, but because the adrenaline rush does not exceed the values of keeping it a classic.
I strongly believe that the only reason why you buy a car, is because it gives you some sort of pleasure and brings out a nice feeling in you
These are the feelings my cars bring out in me:
- Alfa 156 - safety, confidence, family car. Happy to know my wife is driving it.
- Alfasud Ti - romance, mountain road trips with my wife
- Sprint - itchy hands and nervous legs - Leave me alone on the mountains !
- Alfa 33 - longer trips including high way and twisty roads, can bring my wife if she can stand my suspension