Fiona’s parents have finally succumbed to the Alfa virus, and bought this very tidy 1965 Giulia Super. It belonged to a club member who took very good care of it while using it regularly so it’s really a perfect car for Bruce and Helen. I had a good run around in it last weekend, and wrote my impressions afterwards:
Wonderful note, very smooth the 1600 feels surprisingly strong (I’ve only driven 1750s or 2000s before). Lovely comfortable seats, and great pedal positioning with a proper foot rest! Body roll is severe and feels pretty dramatic but the car takes a set very quickly and feels very sure-footed. Steering is heavier than I expect, and the plastic steering wheel feels quite thin compared to the GTV wooden wheel. Very confidently placed in the corners. The trademark wiggle from the back-end over rough surfaces, been a while since I’ve felt that. Incredible visibility, very quiet really at 70mph on the freeway, lovely smooth gear change I’d forgotten what a pleasure a well sorted 105 gearbox is!Verdict: fantastic. I’m incredibly jealous.
November 29, 2013
G`day Evan, interesting read, more a Triumph person myself, two wheels preferably.