Having always liked the funky way the Alfa Romeo Giulia Super looked it was always on my ever increasing want list but only after driving one was I sure I needed one. To the uninitiated, this boxy car may at first glance be thought of as poor performing family car sedan. But surprise – these are true sports cars. The shape of the body is actually very aerodynamic and was created in a wind tunnel. The engine is the famous Alfa 4 cylinder all alloy with over-head cams, hemispherical heads connected to a 5 speed gearbox and stops with 4 wheel disc breaks. Not bad for a car released in the late 1960s.
With plans to simply drive and eventually “fix-up”, I purchased a 1973 Super just outside of Amsterdam, Holland in August of 2006. It was not the prettiest or best condition Super but it was one I could afford and it drove and ran great. I gladly used it for transportation around the Netherlands for the 3 weeks I vacationed there. While in Holland, I attended the Dutch Alfa club’s fantastic Spettacolo Sportivo event held at the Zandvort race track. It was at this point I discovered the car once belonged to Theo Meinster ; editor of the Dutch Alfa club magazine and all around great Alfisti. When he noticed the car pulling into the paddock he was quite surprised. My Giulia was surely the worst condition of the collection that was parked in the paddock but you would have thought it was quite a special car with all the attention it got from the great Dutch Alfisti who congratulated me on my purchase.