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Will the 147 be a classic?

  • Yes

    Votes: 14 21.9%
  • Never

    Votes: 8 12.5%
  • Maybe in a couple of years.

    Votes: 2 3.1%
  • Maybe in a dozen of years.

    Votes: 9 14.1%
  • Only the GTA

    Votes: 17 26.6%
  • The 156 and the GT are the only classics in current Alfa lineup.

    Votes: 4 6.3%
  • Only red ones will...

    Votes: 4 6.3%
  • The 147 already is a classic.

    Votes: 6 9.4%
  • Other (Pasi)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
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In it's class there are still no cars better looking than the 147.
 

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What's a 'classic'?

The Sud is because it was a benchmark for small hatchbacks.

The 156 will be because it's a gorgeous looking car that stands out from any of it's contempories.

I personally don't particularly like the 'van' look, but it's all a matter of individual opinion.

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Yes, it most certainly will be, but just the original. I think the facelift will be forgotten about by comparison.
 

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Any car, when it gets to a certain age, becomes a classic (take for example the Morris Marina :eek:) . However, some cars are more classic than others. The 147 will be a classic, but not in the same way as the MG Midget, Alfa 33 or GTV :D
 

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a modern day hatchback, confor,img to EU crash testing and all the dull regs,,,,,,but with a slightly prettier-yet-still-fairly-annonymous-to-those-that-don't-know-it body.

hardly grounds for classic status is it.

no. in other words. not a chance.
 

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Never. Agree with Tifosi1976.

I love it - we bought one as soon as we could afford to. We will buy another. It is the very best of the hot hatches in everything including looks - but just that - a family hatchback.

The GTV - that is an entirely different proposition. So classic it will not need a poll.
 

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I voted yes, but who knows? I enjoy driving a car that isn't "ten a penny" on the roads, and maybe this will contribute to it becoming a classic, but then. . . look at the original Volkswagon Beetle!
 

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Alfa78PP said:
It's an Alfa, of course it'll be a classic.
what, you mean like the Arna and the European Escort ie the 146 ??? :rolleyes:


even as an avid Afla fan I still sometimes glance at one and think "Hmmmm. B---w 1 series." Sorry. (GTA excepted. same goes for 156's. never be a classic GTA excepted)
 

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Only the GTA, in the same way as the Ford Escort Cosworth is, but other Escorts aren't, the Delta integrale is, but other Deltas aren't.

In maybe 20 years if you see one you'll think 'Oh wow, a 147' but like Gary says there's a difference between a classic and just a well looked after old car.
 
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In the Classic & Sportscar Magazine about five years ago they listed 20 cars that would probably feature on their front cover in about 20 years time. The 147 was one of them:)
 

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Yes.... :cool:

Not the "beancounters" facelifted version though :(


The original has the mark of a classic... trouble is.......


what about all the electronics :rolleyes: how do you maintain all that :confused:


But like all true classics..... someone will :cool:
 
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Mmm, not convinced it will...perhaps the GTA. same as 156s tbh, 2.5 and 3.2 but not the Twinsparks.

There will be some kicking about...look at the 75 for comparison but I think they're popular for the RWD and "quirky" styling.

155s are in the same stable....

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The GTA might stand a chance of classic status,though I wouldn't guarantee it due to there being so many other similar models from other manufacturers.

The normal versions are just another small hatch,without the kudos of the Arese V6 they've got nothing to offer in terms of "classic" potential.

:rolleyes: That doesn't make them bad cars,before the hate-mail starts :p
 
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