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What Alfas of the last 30 odd years will be sought after in the future?

In order of most desirable. Maybe you think none?

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Brera
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939 Spider
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916 GTV TS
75 V6

Can't see the Mito or Guilietta getting there.
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159? Wouldn't have thought so, good car but no classic. Maybe Brera as it is Coupe.
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145 QV
156 and 147 GTA
164 QV
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South African GTV6
Brera
147 and 156 GTA
GTV Cup
Any Busso engined Alfa
 
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V6 versions Brera & GT have both been tagged as guaranteed future classics by most of the pundits who write for the classics press, surprisingly the Brera is seen as more of a sure fire winner.

Un-chavved GTA's yes, V6 GTV's too, especially the Cup.
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I still think the GT is destined to be equivalent to the standing
of the bertie today. Another Bertone classic in my view.



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I think they will all reach the top of the tree in their own merit, and lets face it...If an Allegro or a viva can gain classic status, anything can and will.
 
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South African GTV6
Brera
147 and 156 GTA
GTV Cup
Any Busso engined Alfa
This, with the variation of the Brera only in 'S' spec, and below the two GTAs (and possibly the Cup)

Personal favourite being that South African 3.0 litre GTV6, in red please
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I might just hang on to the Brera then

and before any of you say it, yes it is a real Alfa even with a tractor engine
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Will you be able to buy Accelera tyres in the Brera's size in 30 years time?
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I known Acceleras last but I should be re tyred by then
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I might just hang on to the Brera then

and before any of you say it, yes it is a real Alfa even with a tractor engine
I would not put any tractor engined Alfa as a possible classic except the Brera. Fortunately it is quite rare and it's the look and style of the car that makes it so unique rather than the performance. So I think the engine is less important than on other Alfas. Despite all the moans about it, the Brera is still a standout eyeturner IMO.
 
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I have to admit I do get a lot of folk asking "That's nice what is it" the five pot isn't a bad engine but as you say it's the shape and design that makes a classic

Even if it does make my bum look big
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I think the MiTo QV could be sought after, its a small fun nippy car that is great to drive. the Giullietta QV aswell because they are the Cloverleaf models & if Alfa's plans to drop FWD cars goes ahead they will be the last of the FWD cars they build
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GTV V6 or 156 or 147 GTA's .... the rest are just variations on a non german eurobox equivilent
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The transaxles (with the lovely Sei). 164 Q4. GTV V6. The GTAs. That's about all, I guess.
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GTV V6 or 156 or 147 GTA's .... the rest are just variations on a non german eurobox equivilent
Don't agree with that. No way is the Brera (and the Brera Spider) a Eurobox equivalent. They are unique and beautiful cars. Stunning to look at. Mitos and Gs are more conventional but still have more character than the usual alternatives IMO. Harder to say if they will become really desirable though, I think it depends what (if anything) Alfa comes up with next.
 
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Don't agree with that. No way is the Brera (and the Brera Spider) a Eurobox equivalent. They are unique and beautiful cars. Stunning to look at.
That's the point. You can only look at them. For driving you'd pick something else .
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Don't agree with that. No way is the Brera (and the Brera Spider) a Eurobox equivalent. They are unique and beautiful cars. Stunning to look at. Mitos and Gs are more conventional but still have more character than the usual alternatives IMO. Harder to say if they will become really desirable though, I think it depends what (if anything) Alfa comes up with next.
The Brera and spider are just a sportier version of the 159 and if you were to buy one to think it will be collectable in 30 years time I personally think you would be bitterly disappointed...they are not special enough....only IMHO dont like the rear end of the Brera but the spider is especially beautiful but not in a future classic way
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I actually prefer the shape of the 159 to the Brera. The Brera proportions don't seem as right as they should be to my eyes.

A 159 3.2 Q4 might make it as a classic one day. They are fairly rare now.
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I actually prefer the shape of the 159 to the Brera. The Brera proportions don't seem as right as they should be to my eyes.

A 159 3.2 Q4 might make it as a classic one day. They are fairly rare now.

Honestly? How many Alfa sedans turned to classics? Apart from very rare and old ones, like 2600, maybe the Giulia. The 90, the Sei, the Giulietta not much so. 75 just a slightly bit as it is the last mass transaxle Alfa.
I guess, that from the Fiat era only GTV stands the chance as it is a coupe and a quite distinctive one. And the GTAs as they were quite special versions. The GT? Don't think so...
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That's the point. You can only look at them. For driving you'd pick something else .
AH no... if you want something "good to drive", you'd buy a modern car. If you want something that's 30 years old, it stands to reason that you more want to own it (touch, feel, look, smell, lick) than you want to drive it. Otherwise people wouldn't buy an Austin Allegro (etc.) and cherish it.

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