Posts Tagged ‘gtv6’

RustyButTrusty on the Street – Catch-Up Edition

October 18, 2015

When it comes down to it, there’s nothing like a move out of the city into the suburbs that will complicate spotting cars on the street that are there long enough to whip out a camera (phone) and grab a snapshot, but in spite of that, your trusty photographer has prevailed to capture the following cars. First up is a Land Rover that is technically not on the street. What’s more is, it probably hasn’t seen a street for a while. It looks to be a Series 1, and sports a pre-1963 British plate with county code TD, indicating it started life in Manchester. Being in Portland’s Pearl District, it wouldn’t be surprising if it was used as a display for one of the trendy shops there, and has since been stored and forgotten.




Asta Caldo – 1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT V6

January 14, 2014

As has been discussed exhaustively right here, the Alfetta GT is a pretty good weekend touring car. However, there were complaints from when it was new about the level of power. And the Alfa Romeo GTV6 has some styling updates that were modern in the 1980s, but some now find those choices questionable. So you prefer the aesthetics of the earlier car, but the power of the later car? Well, there’s a solution for you – this 1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT V6, for sale in Wethersfield, CT for $2500.

1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT V6 front


RustyButTrusty on the Street – Mercedes, Alfa, and a VW on Street View

November 26, 2013

Today’s theme is that sometimes the cool cars are close by, and sometimes they are far away. But the key is that people are out there using them, and even if they get dirty or chipped, they’re not half as much fun sitting in the garage. The first car is in an office development fairly close to RustyButTrusty world headquarters. R107 Mercedes SLs are not such a rare find, and would not ordinarily show up in this context, but this small-bumper SL is probably a 1972 or 1973 model. Complete with personalized blue California plates, it looks the part of the executive from one of those newfangled chip manufacturers. Can you imagine, some people were born and made it nearly through high school without Mercedes revealing a new SL?