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17 Comments on "1972 Alfa Romeo Alfetta: Verde Pino"
B-E-A-U-Tiful…I have been thinking lately of tracking down an Alfetta. To some of the comments below:
I believe that the ‘berlina’ (Italian for sedan) referred to the original boxy sedan, the Giulia not the Alfetta
Verde Pin translates to Pine Green, not green pine
Giugiaro designed the GT Alfetta coupe..
Not an Alfa fan, still, nice story 🙂
Btw “Verde Pino” means “Green Pine “
As said below: this is a charming film about a true classic and owner who has a an intense passion for this wonderful coupe.
Not sure the sponsor would be too happy about the Monaco though !
I noticed that, too, and laughed out loud!
One of the better videos I’ve seen recently, kudos!
I have a 116-chassis GTV 2.0, and just love it to death. Far more than I should. There is something so charming about all Alfetta models, and maybe it’s my age, or the fact that I’m an avowed Guigiaro fan, but the Alfetta coupes have always been the sexiest GTV’s to my eyes, and these sedans have a wonderful line to them also.
So cool that they are still among the most affordable classic Alfas anywhere.
Apparently the designer of this 1972 berlina was Giuseppe Scarniti. If Wikipedia is to be believed Guigiaro starts with these in 1974. I am a big fan of Giugiaro. Any thoughts from someone with deep year by year knowledge of the carrosserie of these cars? Either way, I this to be right around the apex of the Alfa sport sedans and coupes. This and the next half decade.
Apparently Scarnati was an internal designer at Alfa, and the designer of this specific 1972 berlina. Interestingly Scarnati does not have his own Wikipedia page. Here is another link: https://www.flickr.com/groups/giuseppe_scarnati/
“Giuseppe Scarnati was Head of Alfa Romeo Centro Stile (1957-1975) and designer of the Alfa Romeo Giulia (1961) and the Alfa Romeo Alfetta berlina (1972).”
Giugiaro is said to pick up just two years later, with the Alfetta GT.
To my eye both are iconic cars.
Here is an image of the torsion bar front suspension on this car. The torsion bars are longitudinal and sit in parallel to the frame rails of the car. This moves weight inboard, and reduces the unsprung weight of the spring itself, effectively to nothing.
Ah, sweet! I had a chocolate brown version of this car, It remains one of my favorite cars. Alas I traded it for a newer Alfa that was not one of my favorites.
It is so marvelous that some of f these are kept running. Historically, very underrated.
Thanks for another great video. I always look forward to these tasty diversions at the middle of each week.
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