Archive for December, 2014

Details – 1977 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT

December 29, 2014

With the RustyButTrusty fleet manager recently missing out on an opportunity to pick up a 3-figure classic Italian coupe in decent shape, it’s time to feature one of the more readily available four-figure Italian coupes. While there are some 3-figure cars out there, it’s a good chance you’ll have to put in a fair amount of work to get them usable. And with this car, it looks to be a usable driver, but a detailed look will give you an idea of what you’re signing up for. Check out this 1977 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT for sale for $3500 in Astoria, OR.

1977 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT right front



Hybrid – 1974 Porsche 914 (plus bonus 1975 Porsche 914)

December 25, 2014

Even though the Germans offer several top-down roadster options nowadays (reality of the folding hardtop notwithstanding), they were not historically a producer of such cars. For quite a while, the only ragtop two-seater was the Mercedes SL line, and it’s a stretch to call that a sports car in the traditional sense. For the most part, those indulgences were left to the Italians and British, who foolishly chose to bungle their automotive industries with things like Spiders and roadsters. And now look what they’ve got… right? And the Germans have assumed the mantle for both luxury and sports cars. Anyhow, you could argue the genesis of the contemporary German roadster, ignoring the seminal BMW 328 and 507, might be the Porsche 914. Check out this 1974 Porsche 914 for sale for $4000 in Portland, OR.

1974 Porsche 914 yellow left front


RustyButTrusty on the Track – 1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT Goes To Laguna Seca

December 5, 2014

Forgive the repetition, but it’s no fun having old cars if you don’t use them – whether it’s for a car show, a track day, a cruising night or a backroads drive, or just a simple errand. So in spite of the ongoing relocation of RustyButTrusty HQ to a colder climate, and winter’s imminent arrival, there are still opportunities to get the cars out for some exercise. In this case, it was to use a gift certificate for a Hooked on Driving track day at the historic Laguna Seca race track in Salinas, CA.

1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT at Laguna Seca corkscrew normal size