I can blame my middle school bus route past the import auto shop for the recent deluge of Alfa in my life. Our dad‘s 73 BMW 3.0 CS sometimes sat outside of the shop there, so in between sightings of the classic E9 coupe began a steady exposure to Alfa Romeo. It’s necessary to note that the school bus never broke down, which at that point would have been the only opportunity, short of breaking down in an Alfa, for me to associate Alfas with a disregard for forward progress.
One Saturday in 2004, we stopped at the import shop to check out a meet-up underway. Some classic British, BMW M, and other Euro noteworthies occupied the lot out front. Taylor and I made our way to the Alfas near the fence and made the following observations:
1. The Spider shift lever position is exceptional
2. The 164 dash is a vast expanse of buttons
3. The Milano Verde has the coolest seats on earth