Monday, May 25, 2009

Drivin' with the Top Down

Not long after I found a home in California the ultimate California roadster appeared. An early 60's pin tail Alpha Romero. From what I understand there are only a few of these ever made. The entire car is original and completely restored. An amazingly fun ride through the hills of coastal Cali!
One early morning I got the chance to take a quick trip in this machine out to the coast. It was quick and fun. This thing drives like a go cart. Direct connect steering, lots of power and great in the turns.
The time also afforded me the opportunity to get the owner some pics. It was a great way to start the day and we made it a point to go out at least once a week in the mornings for a coastal drive. Nothing but blue skies, enough chill in the air to wear a jacket and stunning scenery.
It's drives like these when words were never spoke. Just an occasional smile will do.

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1 comment:

carlton.h said...

The photo is excellent, but the text is so wrong that I'm not sure where to begin. First, it's an Alfa Romeo. Second, it's clearly not original, but is nicely presented. And it's not an early '60's car. Round tail Spiders(never heard of a "pin tail") were made from 1966 to 1969. These cars are beauties, but not particularly rare. has plenty more on ALFA ROMEO.