Films: 1971 Alfa Romeo Spider 1300 Junior: The Family Car
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Made To Drive | S14 E28

1971 Alfa Romeo Spider 1300 Junior: The Family Car

A son sits down with his father to look back on the car that became part of the family.
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victor.triana@cox.netHarv FalkenstineSotirios BakaimisDennis WhiteRobert in LA Recent comment authors
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victor.triana@cox.net
victor.triana@cox.net

Una storia bellisima!
Grazie per avermelo portato noi amanti delle auto

Harv Falkenstine
Harv Falkenstine

great video and it makes you smile at the end – a pretty car with a great story and it is driven, not stashed away.

Sotirios Bakaimis
Sotirios Bakaimis

bella storia!!!

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

Lovely little car. And fun to see from the air, and again at the end of the film, one of Palladio’s signature works, the Villa Capra. Each, in its way, is icon of Italian design.

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

For detailed discussion of the differences between the Duetto and the various 105 / 115 Spiders produced between 1968 and 1994, here is one helpful source. See URL below. As Carlo Niero mentions, this 105 is not really a Duetto. This is a Series 2 Spider with the boat-tail truncated into the squared Kamm back that would be carried to the end of the series. While the chassis on all of these cars was known to be ‘floppy’, apparently the flexing was within the elastic range, and stress points were adequately reinforced. Rust has been a primary limit to longevity.… Read more »

Charles Gould
Charles Gould

Beautiful motorcar, gorgeous Italian countryside, beautiful story, wonderful photos and video!
But why does he drive this gorgeous Alfa Romeo like a Prius?
He is on the brakes more than he is on the throttle, and the entire video includes little, if any of that incredibly beautiful exhaust note!
What a shame to waste such a nice story and video without including these details. As an Alfa owner, I miss the sights and sounds of that beautiful motorcar run up towards it red line, which it where it really performs to the delight of its driver and passenger.

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

Maybe some serious Alfista will comment here, but my recollection is the steel used in these years, some of which is said to have been Russian, was not the best. And that both corrosion and fatigue cracking around suspension mounting points could be provoked through the loads and stone pecking of vigorous mountain driving. He is babying the car, and plainly that is a strategy that has worked for him. The car looks immaculate.

4rby
4rby

You don’t always have to drive a car like you stole it, put the roof back, enjoy the smells and sounds, relax a little…

Dennis White
Dennis White

He’s “driving tastefully”!

Joe Amoroso
Joe Amoroso

Nothing to say but “Bravo!”…

JB21
JB21

There still is no car that is more romantic than Alfa Romeo Spider. One will be in my garage someday once again before I die.

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

They are pretty magical. I understand the sentiment.

Dennis White
Dennis White

OK, it’s about an Alfa so I can’t be impartial, but a wonderful video in a number of ways, the little Duetto, the collection, the country, and loved the end. Thanks!