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Old 22nd November 2019, 05:11 PM   #31
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Fantastic! If the office was a little more quiet, I could close my eyes and hear it.
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Old 22nd November 2019, 05:33 PM   #32
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Don't you think it looks better in black?
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Old 22nd November 2019, 06:01 PM   #33
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Galu, do I sense some prejudice towards the one on the right?

Personally, I think the loudest one looks better!
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Old 22nd November 2019, 06:08 PM   #34
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Red cars go faster.
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Old 22nd November 2019, 06:59 PM   #35
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Galu, do I sense some prejudice towards the one on the right?
Ignore me, I'm just green with envy!
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Old 22nd November 2019, 07:08 PM   #36
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Don't you think it looks better in black?
Actually, yes I do. the first couple of cars I looked at were dark blue and dark green and I would have definitely bought them in preference to resale red. But they both had "some issues", certainly for the price being asked. My example was relatively cheap in comparison, but needed quite a lot of work. Fortunately I could do it all myself so I was only paying for parts. And it also means you can throw in some upgrades, like a full Alfaholics uprated suspension kit. Those later model Cromodora wheels were a bitch though. It does now need a respray but the cost of changing colour from red to black, which I would love to do, may be prohibitive.
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Personally I think alfas should be red. Although I very very very nearly bought a very tatty LHD black one in about 2002 and got a basket case caterham instead. Hindsight I shold have got the alfa.
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Ignore me, I'm just green with envy!
Jealousy never looked so good!

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needed quite a lot of work. Fortunately I could do it all myself so I was only paying for parts.
Nice work, it looks even better than the thread topic!

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Personally I think alfas should be red.
And my beat up, dusty old '75 agrees.
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Old 23rd November 2019, 10:53 PM   #39
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Personally I think alfas should be red.
The national car colour thing started in the very early 1900s with USA being given red as its national colour in the Gordon Bennett Cup of that period. Italy adopted red later in the 1920s. Ferrari have done very well with it, but I would choose a modern Ferrari in yellow, given a free choice (yeah right). Lamborghini have been good at slaying the Italy=red car myth, I'd go with something bonkers in livid green or orange.
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I had some spare space in a small garage and helped a mate build a Caterham in it (yes we did check it would get out of the door) but he was an idiot, and crashed it after only a couple of months, without even giving me a ride in it.
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