Go Back  Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums > Air/Oil Cooled Technical Discussion Areas > 964 Forum
Reload this Page >

New toy arrives tomorrow and it's not a porsche!

Notices
964 Forum
Sponsored By:
Sponsored By:

New toy arrives tomorrow and it's not a porsche!

 
Old 08-23-2016, 10:08 AM
  #1  
porsche mania
User
Thread Starter
 
porsche mania's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: lincolnshire uk
Posts: 555
Default New toy arrives tomorrow and it's not a porsche!

In a moment of madness and under the delusion that my reliable 964 has given me that all old cars are fine I've bought a alfa romeo that is being shipped from south africa to the UK. A friend of a friend checked the car over and confirmed all the info that the seller had given was correct. This was a few months ago now and the girlfriend banned me from going on about it a couple of months ago. I just had to tell someone about it or I'll go nuts! I'm already smitten and I haven't even sat in one yet. No intention of getting rid of the 964 just felt like treating myself! just seen them racing at various classic races over the last couple of years and promised myself one if I got the chance. The car is a 1972 gt junior 1300 with 2ltr gtv engine and brakes and alfaholics suspension and cams. Should be around 140bhp but only around 900kg so should be a lot of fun! Anyway, enough rambling. On to pictures!
Name:  IMG_15511_zps04kyygiv.jpg
Views: 84
Size:  189.4 KB
Name:  IMG_1557_zpsxexeo83l.jpg
Views: 77
Size:  181.8 KB
Name:  IMG_1557_zpsxexeo83l.jpg
Views: 77
Size:  181.8 KB
Sorry the pics are crap, I will post some more when I get it out of the container tomorrow. Jim.
Attached Images  
porsche mania is offline  
Old 08-23-2016, 10:09 AM
  #2  
porsche mania
User
Thread Starter
 
porsche mania's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: lincolnshire uk
Posts: 555
Default

Name:  IMG_15541_zpso9jdup79.jpg
Views: 98
Size:  183.9 KB
porsche mania is offline  
Old 08-23-2016, 11:14 AM
  #3  
tfitch03
User
 
tfitch03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 287
Default

that's awesome! i love that car.
tfitch03 is offline  
Old 08-23-2016, 11:31 AM
  #4  
Earlydays
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Earlydays's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: McKinney, Texas
Posts: 1,267
Default

I've always loved the GTV......early Alfa's have a "very connected" driver feel, much like air-cooled Porsches. I used to own a 1971 1750 Spider.
Earlydays is offline  
Old 08-23-2016, 12:04 PM
  #5  
Lensey
User
 
Lensey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Essex
Posts: 45
Default

Love these! My Dad bought one, had it for a day before some drunk driver hit us head on and wrote it off
Lensey is offline  
Old 08-23-2016, 12:33 PM
  #6  
freedman
User
 
freedman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bromley, Kent
Posts: 1,770
Default

My, that is beautiful
freedman is online now  
Old 08-23-2016, 12:40 PM
  #7  
porsche mania
User
Thread Starter
 
porsche mania's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: lincolnshire uk
Posts: 555
Default

Originally Posted by Lensey View Post
Love these! My Dad bought one, had it for a day before some drunk driver hit us head on and wrote it off
Gutted! Did you have enough time with it to get an idea how they drive?
porsche mania is offline  
Old 08-23-2016, 01:52 PM
  #8  
abarthguy
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
abarthguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Sunny SoCal
Posts: 974
Default Fun cars !

Had my '67 Stepnose almost 40 years and still love it !

Blasting up a winding mountain road is a blast. Join the local Alfa Club. They are a fun bunch!

And it will leak a little oil just like your 964 !

All of my Alfas......
Attached Images    
abarthguy is offline  
Old 08-23-2016, 02:54 PM
  #9  
porsche mania
User
Thread Starter
 
porsche mania's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: lincolnshire uk
Posts: 555
Default

Double post.
porsche mania is offline  
Old 08-23-2016, 02:57 PM
  #10  
porsche mania
User
Thread Starter
 
porsche mania's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: lincolnshire uk
Posts: 555
Default

Love the blue of your step nose alfa. Tomorrow can't come quick enough, feel like a kid at Christmas! 40 years is a long time to own any car, that was nearly new!

Last edited by porsche mania; 08-23-2016 at 07:38 PM.
porsche mania is offline  
Old 08-23-2016, 03:12 PM
  #11  
platas
User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Spain-Houston
Posts: 7
Default alfa

Congrats on your scalino, there great cars, plus you have one of the best out fits in alfas in the uk for preparation.
platas is offline  
Old 08-23-2016, 07:26 PM
  #12  
Lensey
User
 
Lensey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Essex
Posts: 45
Default

Originally Posted by porsche mania View Post
Gutted! Did you have enough time with it to get an idea how they drive?
It was back in the seventies, I think the car was just under a year old, I was about five, we we're all in the car, Dad, Mum, sister and me, there was only half a car left after the accident, it was horrific and Police and Ambulance guy's couldn't believe how we all got out alive? I know in the short time he had it he loved it, he did think about getting another but after the six months in rehabilitation Mum talked him out of it
Lensey is offline  
Old 08-24-2016, 02:59 AM
  #13  
cool whip
User
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 301
Default

Congrats, thank-you for sharing.
cool whip is offline  
Old 08-25-2016, 08:23 AM
  #14  
porsche mania
User
Thread Starter
 
porsche mania's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: lincolnshire uk
Posts: 555
Default

Originally Posted by Lensey View Post
It was back in the seventies, I think the car was just under a year old, I was about five, we we're all in the car, Dad, Mum, sister and me, there was only half a car left after the accident, it was horrific and Police and Ambulance guy's couldn't believe how we all got out alive? I know in the short time he had it he loved it, he did think about getting another but after the six months in rehabilitation Mum talked him out of it
You can't really blame her for not wanting to get back in one after that, now that I've had a good look over the car I don't think they built these with safety in mind. I think they were more concerned with keeping the weight down. The boot lid is so thin and flexible that I got excited thinking someone had fitted me an alloy one but it's just that it's such thin guage steel!
porsche mania is offline  
Old 08-25-2016, 08:54 AM
  #15  
porsche mania
User
Thread Starter
 
porsche mania's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: lincolnshire uk
Posts: 555
Default

Well the car arrived safe and sound, no damage in transit. So far it seems that the car was exactly as described, the motor, gearbox and brake have obviously been rebuilt. All the alfaholics suspension looks a couple of hundred miles old. Lots of tatty interior bits to sort, gonna need to do the headlining which I'm not looking forward to after doing one in the 964. I managed to borrow some trade plates from a friend so I could go for a quick blast. Obviously it needs setting up properly but ran surprisingly well once warmed up. The speedo and rev counter are all over the place so very hard to guage how well the car goes but the engine certainly likes to rev and it sounds awesome! Most importantly the car isn't a rot box, it was supposedly bare metalled ten years ago and so far have no reason to doubt it, I'll get the magnet out later....
Enough waffling, pictures! Hopefully the car in the background justifies me posting this in a porsche forum!
Name:  20160824_152730_zpsn7scvbi6.jpg
Views: 95
Size:  267.2 KB
Name:  20160824_155946_zps7ofsbrbj.jpg
Views: 100
Size:  260.4 KB
porsche mania is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: New toy arrives tomorrow and it's not a porsche!


Contact Us - About Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: