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Post by xbarnesx Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:09 am

made by a friend of a friend (Guy Harrison)
http://www.harrisonguitars.co.uk/the-alfa-romeo-guitar

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not my cup of tea but don't know if this appeals to any petrol heads on here
and even if your feeling flush I'm told all 11 are now sold!
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Post by The Chad Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:43 am

Very cool, love concepts like this.  Thanks for sharing this!
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Post by Westbone Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:36 pm

Yes, saw that recently, very pricey..£4000.  affraid 

Been driving Alfa's for years(luckily able  to do all my own repairs) and wouldn't mind one but not at that price.Anyway they've gone.. Laughing

The Charlatans made it sound pretty crap... Sad



Here's another. Wall art!
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Post by Sgt. Vimes Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:29 pm

Awful cars, ugly guitars....go figure
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Post by Barry Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:44 pm

Man, that first one is u-g-l-y!
The one in the poster is more palatable.
But...still looks like he bin' wopped upside the head wif a ugly stick. Alfa Romeo guitar Ani_evilsmile_razz

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Post by Westbone Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:35 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:Awful cars, ugly guitars....go figure
Far from a good looking guitar.

As for the cars, ever owned one? Probably not!
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Post by Sgt. Vimes Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:00 am

Westbone wrote:As for the cars, ever owned one? Probably not!


Yep, very early 90's I had a 10 year old Sud, or should I say it had me!
went like poop off a stick, if it went anywhere that is. spent most of its time off the road.
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Post by corsair Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:38 am

Guitars are pretty hideous to my eyes, but I'm sure someone will love 'em to bits!!

I had an Alfetta GTV 6 for awhile years ago and, when it was going and on song, it was sex on wheels; just outrageously good fun but it did have "issues" especially with rust which, in a coastal country like New Zealand, is a death sentence.
That said, I love Alfas to bits and would have another in a heartbeat, especially a JTS Spyder...
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Post by Westbone Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:43 am

Best v6 engine out there, by far.
A lot of cars from that era suffered from rust, not just Alfas

Having been a grease monkey for the majority of my working life  cars  are now just filthy things... Laughing  but I love 'em. Especially Alfas.
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Post by punkyjam67 Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:49 am

Aesthetics aside, they look like uncomfortable things to play - where's the bridge on that second one, by the way? Smile
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Post by Westbone Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:54 am

Don't like the £4000. one at all as an instrument.

The other one is just wall art, hence the lack of bridge.
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Post by punkyjam67 Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:12 am

Chocolate fireguard, then... Wink
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Post by corsair Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:35 am

Alfa sheet metal did seem to be a little thinner than most and with no underseal etc. the poor bloody things suffered terribly.

That engine and transaxle were just sublime, though, and the road manners were nothing short of astonishing...

However, when all is said and done, having being lucky enough to sample Astons, Maseratis etc. in Jersey, it's a TVR Chimaera I lust after these days...

... talk about loving a challenge!!  Laughing
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Post by xbarnesx Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:31 am

The Charlatans made it sound pretty crap... Sad

not difficult for them IMO
could even make a prestige 250 sound bad I reckon
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Post by Catalyst Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:46 am

Someones gotta say it...... I saw this Alfa Romeo driving round the cemetery, then I saw another Alfa Romeo driving round the same cemetery....someones obviously lost the f***ing plot. 
Ah, the old uns are always the best uns  Laughing
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Post by Sgt. Vimes Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:50 am

ba dum bum  Coffee Drinker
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Post by Adey Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:52 am

I loved my Alfa 166 3.0V6. It never went wrong, looked like sex-on-a-stick and guzzled fuel like it was going out of fashion. It had the Alfa Romeo symbol embroidered into the leather back rest on the seat and was really well equipped.

Oooh, I've come over all unnecessary now....
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