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What a jewel. Love that body style. And that sound of the engine just superb.
A bow to this presentation .. in it’s whole absolutely perfect moments start to fin. I reran the section of the car running thru it’s paces,the owner’s firm yet surgeon like gloved hands fitting onto that most beautiful wood wheel like those of a grandfather steering his precious grandchild upon a new bike.. his elegant presentation from his heart,the pace of the narration,fine focused on just right parts for just the right amount of time .. revealing this perfect presentation
I watched this once without subtitles, and again with. What a great film, and inspiring to see someone driving a classic in winter. And the soundtrack! Big ups Petrolicious.
One of the best videos so far! In fact I would say you may have to go back to the July 2013 video ‘Live the Super 70s in a Ferrari 208 GT4’ to find a similar mix of raw engine music, un-gimmicked film footage, and driver introspection.
I’m sure your conversation with Signore Montini about his lovely Corsa build was quite revealing. Sounded fabulous. I just wish I could have understood it. The idea that providing subtitles for the benefit of your non-Italian speaking readers was considered unnecessary disappoints me.
huh ? i watched this vid on youtube, it has english subs.
Hi, Mark, I was able to see the closed captions, so hopefully they are generally available. Look for the CC button at the bottom right of the video. Now I’ll try watching the video without the subtitles, and just bask in the sights and sounds! Best.
If you go to the bottom right corner of your screen as you watch the video you will see the “settings” icon. It looks like a gear. Click on this and you will be able to add or subtract the subtitles. I just figured this out. Well worth it for the GTA. Great story. Enjoy.
Filippo, grazie per la “opportunità di ammirare questa vettura leggendaria !!!
Yes, in my opinion, this was one of the best yet. Thank you for sharing.
Gorgeous video! One of the best you have done, IMHO. Beautiful car, beautiful footage, beautiful sounds, and loved hearing the Italian dialogue… Thanks!!!
Thank you, Filippo Montini, for taking the time to show up your beautiful and rare GTA in the Corsa configuration.
Really nice little film, Petrolicious. One of your best. I especially like that you leave us the voice of the owner in his own language.
Petrolicious totally understands the love and lust for incredible cars like this Alfa. The beauty, exoticness, sound, and fury expertly captured on film. Thank you petrolicious. Thank you Alfa Romeo.
Another astounding video. Thanks very much and keep up the great work.
Being an Alfetta GT Afficianado I have to live with being overshadowed by the GTV and the Spider (of which I have a 1991). Both are recipients of undying love and devotion while the Alfetta is like the wallflower at the Sadie Hawkins dance. It’s ok though recognition of any Alfa is a good thing. Just when I thought your films couldn’t get any better for being not only about the cars people love; but a unique life story of the great people who have the passion for them with their wonderful personalities. This one in particular is a joy… Read more »
GTA’s aluminium body panels taught me an interesting thing, that there’s insulating filler (like a chalking, I think) between aluminium skin and steel bone, to protect from corrosion of dissimilar metals contacting each other. I was reading about this in a book when I was 9 or 10, and I was so fascinated by it even though I didn’t understand it at the time. It kind of inspired me, and now I work with metal as a part of my profession.
Are you familiar with “Superleggera” or super-lightweight coach building? Superleggera was a patented method that used hand-formed aluminum panels over a thin, tubular, steel cage, developed in Italy in vicinity of Milan during the mid 1930s. This was an excellent approach to building small volume, very light weight coach work. The potential for galvanic corrosion between the aluminum and the steel was under estimated in the early models. Later examples used an elastomer membrane just as you describe to separate the two metals. Over the years many chassis builders used this approach, but CTS is one of the places it… Read more »
Bango Slinger, I hope you crash your shed on wheels!
Beautiful car with a great sound. I like the sign on the brick wall towards the end of the video that says “respect silence”, haha, so much for the silence.
The saying goes: If you can’t improve on silence, don’t try”; so I say that engine note is a rightful opponent to bucolic tranquility.
Che bella machina from when Alfa Romeo’s were Alfa Romeos rather than tarted up FIATs SAABs , KTMs and Dodges masquerading as Alfa Romeos And ohhh that sound . For anyone still wondering after that ad posing as a video’s Spider exhaust note … THIS .. is what a well tuned hopped up factory or otherwise classic Alfa i4 sounds like . Suffice it to say … it aint music … but it sure is a glorious sound to behold And to all you hipster wanna be’s out there . The owner here … is the epitome of Italian style… Read more »