Crapwagon Outtake: You Don't Have To Wait For A $30k Alfa Giulia

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
crapwagon outtake you dont have to wait for a 30k alfa giulia

Why wait to pay $30,000 for Alfa’s new, long-rumored, often-postponed rear-drive Giulia when you can have one right now?

Bring A Trailer has this example, lovingly cared for by Automobile Magazine’s Jamie Kitman, for as much as an Audi A3. Like all of Kitman’s vintage motors, this one is in tip-top shape and has an interesting history to go along with it, having made the trip from Rome to New York via London. If anyone is interested, you can contact Jamie through the BaT ad.

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  • SoCalMikester SoCalMikester on Jul 07, 2014

    looking at those work orders it appears that being a magazine editor paid pretty well, considering he could afford to pay $95/hr to replace light bulbs and pop hubcaps on. spray the bottom of the car with truck bedliner. a lot of shadetree stuff, most people that liked cars could do on their own

  • Flybrian Flybrian on Jul 07, 2014

    The nose looks repainted. Maybe its the lighting, but it really REALLY looks resprayed.

  • Wmba Wmba on Jul 08, 2014

    Hell, way back when you could buy these things new, I thought they looked gawky and ill-proportioned. Five years living in the UK in the early 1970s did not improve my opinion. The only decent looking Alfas were the 1750 GTVs and their predecessors. Nice drive as well, yes indeed. That droopy-arsed Alfa in the Graduate movie was awkward looking as well. Never looked desirable to me. Of all the cars you could restore, why on earth would you pick this underachiever sedan, mostly used as an Italian cop car or taxi? Utterly forgettable.

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    • Heavy handle Heavy handle on Jul 08, 2014

      @Morea A big part of the charm of driving a classic is hearing from those who hate that particular car (usually as an affectation, but sometimes because someone they know had a poor experience with the model/brand). "Why would you pick brand X when I prefer brand Y?" As if there's only one valid choice for hobby cars. "Why do you collect colonial stamps when I'm into first-day covers?" Always cracks me up.

  • Rday Rday on Jul 08, 2014

    why would any car nut even consider an italian car. their track record over the years speak for itself. great looks but all kinds of problems. if you thought engish cars were bad, you hadn't tried an italian car. Starting to sound like GM, huh?

    • JuniperBug JuniperBug on Jul 09, 2014

      An awful lot of people collect GMs of various vintages, too. If we were all about getting reliable cars for reasonable prices, car collectors would buy new Yarises. But there's more to life - and cars - than that.