Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Quickies - Monday, May 31, 2010

1977 Alfa Romeo Alfetta Sedan - My first Alfa Romeo was an Alfetta sedan. I have a soft spot for them.

For many years these cars were ignored by the Alfa crowd. Not that there's anything wrong with them, it's just that in the US lineup they took the place of the legendary GTV coupe and Berlina (sedan). Those were tough acts to follow.

Finally, it appears that people are recognizing these cars for what they are; well balanced, fun to drive cars.

This car is a nice "driver". It appears to have been well maintained.

Being offered without a reserve, click here to see the eBay listing.

1961 Renault Jolly - So, you have this need for attention. You've already taken off all your clothes, painted yourself lime green and directed traffic in a busy intersection, but that didn't do the trick.

This car may be your last best hope...

Until today I had no idea that there was a Renault 4CV based Jolly. Apparently, this was someones answer (was there a question?) to the Fiat Jolly.

If you don't draw attention to yourself in this 12,000 mile, salmon colored Jolly, you'll just haven't face the fact that you're destined for a life of anonymity.

Located in Costa Mesa, CA, click here to see the eBay listing.

"Cool Beach Cars" is a website dedicated to the Renault Jolly, Fiat Jolly, Mini Moke and a few other "beach cars". You can find the site here.

1966 Humber Super Snipe - Think of this as a British Buick. It is large (by British standards), comfortable and semi-luxurious. It's not a sports-sedan.

In the 1960s, the Rootes Group sold quite a few Sunbeams and Hillmans in the US, but very few Humbers. This is not a common car in North America.

This car has an interesting history. The restoration was started in 1996. Some assembly is still required.

If you're looking for an easy project and a car that would be unique at almost any car show, this Humber might be worth checking out.

Located in Beaver Dam, WI, click here to see the eBay listing.

2 comments:

m4ff3w said...

I'd really love an Alfetta sedan with a V6 swap.

While I love my Milano, I think the Alfetta is a prettier car. It looks much more, "classic Alfa"

Just A Car Geek said...

I am right there with you on that.

A 3 liter Alfetta would be the coolest sleeper ever.

Dave