Giulietta and Romeo, a Love Affair

I always wanted an Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider for several reasons.  First and foremost it’s an Alfa and if you had an Alfa you know the magic only an Alfa Romeo owner knows… these cars have a soul and are true pleasure to drive, there is no comparison with no other make including Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche, etc. of this world. Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear once said, “Alfa Romeo makes cars to be as good as a car can be; BRIEFLY”… Hahahaha, but that’s why we love the Alfa Romeo Racing Spirit. Another reason I wanted a Giulietta is for the beautiful Pininfarina lines that are still sexy and contemporary in this day and age.  I bought the car in 2004 and used it for about 8 years before deciding to proceed with a full restoration that lasted three long years, but it was worth the wait!  The car was taken down to bare metal and surprisingly enough we found very little rust on the floorboard by the wheel panel. I kept the car as original as possible with the imperfections that a 50+ year car shows, but that’s the way a restoration should be.  We painted the car with a single stage original Alfa red and took her back to the streets where she belongs.  The car is used regularly for Sunday drives and I receive a great deal of compliments wherever I go.  Every time I drive the car I experience a new sensation, and what I experience is my Racing Spirit… embrace with us the Racing Spirit!

Before you leave you might be interested to read another of our Garage Journal article about the rebirth of an icon.