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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-26-2017, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Matt Farah Test Drives Some Alfa Romeo Classics



There’s plenty to see while we wait for more news about the upcoming Alfa Romeo Alfetta, including Matt Farah’s trio of test drive videos. Episodes one and two of the trilogy is already on YouTube and the third episode should follow shortly.

The lucky man had a chance to test drive three Alfas from Afshin Behnia’s own collection; an original 1967 Duetto, a 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 and the last one seems to be a classic coupe though we can’t be certain of the year and model.

In the first of three "One Takes", Matt takes the Duetto for a spin on Southern California's Pacific Coast Highway and the little roadster managed to convert him, someone who’s not a fan of old cars, into a fan. Sporting a 1.6-liter engine and cranking out 120 horsepower, the Duetto was not designed to be a performance car, but a fun top-down cruiser that’s eager to get going.

With a smile on his face Matt was eager to drive the GTV, which they had to point out is different from the GTA. With a bit more power at around 150 horsepower, the 2.0-liter engine does have a few modifications along with grippy tires and a roll cage. It’s ready for a nice cruise along the coast or even the track if that sporty exhaust sound is any indication. Compared to the Duetto, the GTV feels more like a sports car with direct steering and easy to find gears.

While we wait for more Alfetta news, we’ll have the third episode to look forward to.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-28-2017, 05:13 PM
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I definitely have a soft spot for those GTVs. This one is like a little resto-mod type of build and looks really cool. Not over the top, but done very well. Sounds darn good too!
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-30-2017, 03:59 PM
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The classics are always great but check out the difference with the reviews for the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione behind that 67' Duetto

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-03-2017, 11:46 AM
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It's always interesting to see how far we've come in terms of design over the last 50 or so years when it comes to cars. What I wouldn't give to drive that Duetto around those bends and 120 ponies will feel just fine for a cruiser, still better than some of those utility vehicles today.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-02-2017, 07:37 PM
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That GTV is gorgeous. Has anyone here actually gotten to drive around one of the older Alfas?? They're a blast!!
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-16-2017, 09:51 PM
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Matt Farah is definitely a great guy for reviews and I love seeing him take on these old Alfas! Has he done a Giulia review yet?
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