In spite of what is generally believed, these Alfa are solid cars: of course we are referring to everything that does not concern the bodywork.
In fact, the generation of engines that pushed us these cars was the most solid we could ask for, especially if we consider that by the standards of the time these were quite “hot” engines: to find an alpha from the 50s and early 60s with its engine matching number is in fact quite usual, while the same thing cannot be said of Porsche.
The Achilles heel of these cars was the bodywork, for two reasons. The first was a design reason: try to observe the naked bodies of a Giulietta Spider, a Porsche 356 Cabriolet and a Mercedes 190 SL, and you will realize how much “metal” is missing on the Italian. Second, the quality of the material used for the frame: in practice, when you bought a new Giulietta / Giulia, it began to rust as soon as you collected it from the dealer. Yet some still have the original metal like this one which, in addition, also has a rare aftermarket hardtop. No, this car will not win any beauty contests but with a little attention it can be driven for years without investing a lot of money. Find it for sale at $49,500 here in Astoria, NY.