Alfa is the company that installs very early overhead camshafts in "normal" cars and even in vans, at the beginning however with durability problems. But driving with the engine leaves little to be desired for it is in spite of possible higher speeds even definitely present at low engine speed range. Thus also the excellent acoustics is meant. Provided, however, is a competent shop that has various adjustment experience.
The road handling also can satisfy sports requirements despite rigid axle rear and a certain comfort. This is probably because of the ingenious guidance of the rear axle, which has a mean wishbone in place of two of the four longitudinal arms and a Panhard rod.
The first TI has still 1300 cm³, is replacing the Giulietta and creates in fact the class of the sporty, not to large limousines. Typical later representatives are the BMW 2002 and the VW Golf GTI. While the BMW is derived of the 'New Class' and was rather smaller, the Golf maintains the not opulent measures of his conventional brothers, the Giulia compared to its predecessor will be significantly larger.
Nevertheless, the car has now more than ever, character, because it interconnect very early two worlds without making too great compromises or losing his own characteristics, on the contrary. But what Italian construction art special is the here reached cW-value of 0.34, the has no equal during this time. A VW Golf is 50 years later, still proud on its 0.30. And compare the overview out of both vehicles.
Justly, the Gulia represents with more than 0.5 million cars the beginning of a long friendship of Alfa Romeo with sporty family men ((women at that time more rarely).The space is especially for luggage more than sufficient and still are available at least 66 kW (90 hp) from the beginning, enough for 170 km/h, whereby at the time also as real sports car considered vehicles get into some difficulties.
Only for today's standards lightweight 1060 kg + driver also ensure good acceleration. And then the 1600. It is a diva, but if one dedicates to it as a mechanic a lot of time, then this is for those times the ultimate. Hardly any other engine with enough power is in the bottom so lively in the upper revs. The engine, together with the also very rare five-speed is the actual discovery. 01/12