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Hi there,
I dont usually venture into this lounge but i have recently been feeling the need to get myself a classic Alfa. It wont be for a while yet proberbly next year all going well.

I was wondering if anyone knows of any good websites for information on 1960-early 70's Alfas ( apart from here of course, i am looking for model history and information on model variants and hopefully some nice pictures.

Many thanks in advance
Rod
 

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Hi Rod,

Have a look at my Spider, just listed in the For Sale section. Pictures are also there. I can't wait until next year though.....
 

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Presumably that would therefore be a 105 series car you'd be looking for. You should definitely join the owners club if you are not already and then subscribe to the 105 series forums.

The owners club web site also flags up ads for good cars before they hit the magazines.

There's also a US website which I personally find a bit perfectionist in its approach.

And also check out the specialists websites who also have a good selection of cars, alfaholics, classicalfa, ian ellis.

But actually this is not a bad forum for Q&A. So hang around here too.
 

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What kind of budget do you have in mind as it has a real influence on the car you can buy.
I love my Alfa '93 very last series spider but will have to sell within a year or two as just doesn't make economical sense anymore. I'm paying a heated garage for 1000kms per year....
I'm gutted, but hope things will pick up.
LHD drive, all options and a very well cared for car with 85000kms on the clock. second owner heated garage, absolutely no rust etc etc.
I'd love a drive to the UK to see the cousins and deliver the car.
 

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If you are after a Spider then the small but very informative "The Essential Buyer's Guide - Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider" is very useful. I have an extra copy after a Christmas present mix up, PM me if you are interested.
 

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Hello Guys,
Many thanks for all your help so far. It is a 105 series car i am most interested in and preferably a pre 1971 one. I will check out the websites that have been mentioned and start keeping my eye out in the classifieds.
cheers
Rod
 

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I was looking for a 105 coupe a couple of years ago, and bought a couple of books to help - can't remember if it was ebay or amazon, but I didn't exactly have to hunt for them. The books are:

Essential Buyer's Guide - Alfa Romeo Giulia GT Coupe (By Keith Booker) (http://www.veloce.co.uk/shop/products/search.php)
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Alfa Giulia-Spider Owners Workshop Manual (Brooklands Books)

Both well worth buying if you're serious about it. I didn't buy a car at that time, but I will someday!
 

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I was looking for a 105 coupe a couple of years ago, and bought a couple of books to help - can't remember if it was ebay or amazon, but I didn't exactly have to hunt for them. The books are:

Essential Buyer's Guide - Alfa Romeo Giulia GT Coupe (By Keith Booker) (Veloce Publishing)
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Alfa Giulia-Spider Owners Workshop Manual (Brooklands Books)

Both well worth buying if you're serious about it. I didn't buy a car at that time, but I will someday!

When I bought mine, the Keith Booker book hadn't been written, but through the Alfa Owners club, I was put in touch with a local chap (who owned a GT Junior) who was willing to come and look at the car I'd found with me, he was very useful, and I got to knock nearly £1000 of the price, on his advice.......


Oh the chap was called Keith Booker:D maybe after my experience he decided to write the book!!
 

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I always wanted a 105 GT Junior,problem is that I am 6FT 1.No matter how I adjusted the seat my head rubbed on the ceiling.I opted for the 105 Spider instead.:)
 

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I always wanted a 105 GT Junior,problem is that I am 6FT 1.No matter how I adjusted the seat my head rubbed on the ceiling.I opted for the 105 Spider instead.:)
It is possible to lower the seat with different mounts. Mine has had this done on one seat and although only 5'10'' I can happily wear a fedora while driving with no shortage of headroom.
 

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I always wanted a 105 GT Junior,problem is that I am 6FT 1.No matter how I adjusted the seat my head rubbed on the ceiling.I opted for the 105 Spider instead.:)
Strange, my mate who is 6ft6 has driven mine with no problems in the headroom department, did have the wheel between his legs go-kart style, but thats how he has to drive most cars anyway. Maybe the car you tried didn't have a standard seat, mines only about 7 inches above floor level.
 

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Thanks for all the help guys,some food for thought there :)
 

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I always wanted a 105 GT Junior,problem is that I am 6FT 1.No matter how I adjusted the seat my head rubbed on the ceiling.I opted for the 105 Spider instead.:)

My son has a 71 GT Junior and he's 6'2", he fits in her fine. I'm not sure if he lowered the seats or not.
 

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Not on t'internet but I can heartily recommend "Alfa Romeo Spiders and Coupes" by Richard Bremner.

It's a bloody good read and tells you all you need to know about the 105 seies cars (with a little background on Alfa before then).

Worth every penny.

Amazon should be able to get a copy.
 
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