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Here's an Alfa that took a bit of a bloody nose when launched, is often forgotten yet deserves a bit of a respect revival; the Giulietta 116. Its styling was marmite when new, when that sunken nose, rising wedge and short, stubby boot was a look too far for the times, yet was soon adopted by many saloons in the 80s and 90s (I can see a lot of the Giulietta in the 1986 Audi 80).

Anyway, I like them a lot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-suf4sqF8g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGu1rK8edaY

What do you think? Unfairly ignored, rightly ignored, a yes Alfa or a no thanks, Alfa?
 

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Not my favorite looking Alfa, but I suppose those sorts of looks were fashionable at the time.
 

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Not my favorite looking Alfa, but I suppose those sorts of looks were fashionable at the time.
I'm not sure it was fashionable at the time, Symon. I remember its looks getting a right old drubbing at launch. Maybe time has caught up with it? :thumbup:
 

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Here's an Alfa that took a bit of a bloody nose when launched, is often forgotten yet deserves a bit of a respect revival; the Giulietta 116. Its styling was marmite when new, when that sunken nose, rising wedge and short, stubby boot was a look too far for the times, yet was soon adopted by many saloons in the 80s and 90s (I can see a lot of the Giulietta in the 1986 Audi 80).

Anyway, I like them a lot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-suf4sqF8g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGu1rK8edaY

What do you think? Unfairly ignored, rightly ignored, a yes Alfa or a no thanks, Alfa?
My first (second hand) Alfa !
Very special trendsetting design, indead adopted by many.
 

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and more importantly, transaxle!

you could choose an alfetta, a gt/v/6, the giulietta and a bit later the 90 and 75, all with the same excellent chassis. decide on look or on space wanted/needed...
 

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I had one ... a 1.6 in dark blue... loved that car it handled brilliantly, in fact I've not had a car since that was better to drive round corners... I replaced it with a beige 33, which was an error of judgement. I should have gone for the 2.0 Version of the Giulietta that Fishers in Edinburgh were trying to sell me.
 

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My uncle had one.. Unfortunately it rusted (albeit it was getting on 20 years old) before I could persuade him to gis' it.. :D

The styling is tidy for its time. Comparing it today with it's contemporaries (Saab 900 and Beemer 2002/Audi NSU doodah) it looks "sharper" and definitely more stylish.

They need to be saved.. There can't be more than 3 left in the whole universe.. :eek:


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I'm going to vote the Giulietta as cooler than the 75. And that's already quite cool :)
 
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