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How far can you go?

Post by cdrewett » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:50 pm

If you want to laugh, or maybe cry, have a look at ebay Italy Alfa 164 "Alfa Tuning Unico Esemplare"
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Re: How far can you go?

Post by 164 TD » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:29 pm

Here is the direct link:

http://annunci.ebay.it/annunci/auto/ber ... e/10600129

I've seen this one before, many years ago.
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Re: How far can you go?

Post by alfa east » Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:02 am

I'm always a a bit miffed by the Italians and their design; how can a country that produces this:
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Get the idea to produce this:
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And more horrible examples can be found. So, I guess you get the odd one who thinks that he can improve upon Pininfarina's lines. Sadly, he (can't imagine a she)'s mistaken.

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Post by 164 TD » Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:43 am

same with this:

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One designer, one touch of the gods and one brainfarth....
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Re: How far can you go?

Post by alfa east » Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:09 pm

True, and that is from the same designer (unlike the lighting fixtures). I guess a man's got to eat...but by and large I think Pininfarina mostly gets it right. As you know I have also owned several Pugs (405 and 406) and although much more mundane and less passionate than the 164 I have always enjoyed their clean lines. Even that MPV you showed is not too hideous (I mean what are you gonna do to beautifully design a box), but I agree, he could have done a lot better. Maybe he was simply inspired when he got the job for the 164. Alfa needed a large sedan which they could sell at profitable prices (unlike the 33 of which they produced a lot but lost money on most of them). Nothing that gets the creative juices flowing as a good crisis.

Thankfully, Pininfarina certainly delivered!

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