More fine Spiders and hard tops
for your viewing pleasure
This 1967 Duetto just looks right, doesn’t it? It belongs to Rod McNae, who lives on the scenic Whidbey Island, Washington. Having enjoyed the island several times in my GTV, I can’t imagine a finer place for top down cruising.
Rod’s Duetto is an attention getter. I realize some people like seeing skinny little tires on these cars, as were original, but I love how the fatter wheels and tires look on this car.
Bob Mouck, of Texas, (lokki on AlfaBB) writes that his 1971 Spider was “in pretty sad condition” when he bought it. Only one caliper worked, it had dirty, faded white velour upholstry and green shag carpet. He’s now worked on the entire car and it shows. I like the earlier bumpers and lowered stance of the car, named “Lola.” As Bob notes, “What Lola wants, Lola gets.”
Alex Jordan, from Berkeley, California owns this 1974 GTV.
Alex painted his engine compartment black, realizing that in doing so SNO may be the only car club that will now accept him. Don’t worry Alex, you don’t need another car club … unless, of course, you want tours, meetings, newsletters, dues, and all that sort of stuff.
Bob Hoye’s gorgeous 101 “Spider Abnormale” lives in vancouver, British Columbia.
Bob’s Spider wears a decal for the Monte Shelton Northwest Classic Rally.
Bob Hoye’s Spider has a 2L motor with 10.4:1 compression ratio, modified head with 7L cams and DCOE 45 Webers.
The interior of Bob’s Spider.
And one last shot of Bob’s Spider.
Sandor (Alex) Csank’s GTV6, like Alex, has at least two names: Tramontana (North wind in Italian) and Monty (as in “Python” or “full”). I kinda like the flexibility in the name department, as you know if you’ve found me on Facebook.
Nice juxtaposition of logos, which Sandor says generate a lot of questions.
Alex Csank’s fine looking Milano is known as “Trogdor.” Note that it sports a SNO sticker for that all important extra kick when being chased by the Originale Police. Trogdor has a Milano Verde 3.0L motor with 164S cams, Euro custom exhaust (no cat), BMW AFM and “all kinds of cool suspension tweaks.”
The Csank 1982 Spider, known as Desideria.
Australian Luke Wreyford gives us a look at his very nice 1981 Alfetta.
Luke Wreyford’s Alfetta has a hopped up 2L with performance cams and a modified cylinder head, larger exhaust system, and more.
How can anyone look at a Giulietta Spider and not fall in love? This one, belonging to Jon Burningham of California (and those of other SNO members) has me longing for my first Alfa, a 1959 Giulietta Spider.
Jon writes that his Giulietta Spider has a “warm+ 1750 engine with aluminum flywheel.” The head is by Richard Jemison. Weber DCOE 40’s were tuned by Gordon Raymond to match the head. There’s also an aluminum flywheel.
The interor of Jon Burningham’s Spider.
Another view of Jon’s Spider.
Washington’s Wes Greydanus has a fleet of fine project cars, not to mention a wonderful view of Gig Harbor. He says he cars include: “…two future Vivo Verde Spiders and a running ’66 Dueto formerly owned by Ted Bluechel, then my brother Lee, a saxophonist in a ’70’s rock group that never went bigtime. Now the car is owned by little old me.”