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33sportwagon

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Alfa Romeo 33 sportswagon
« on: July 24, 2018, 09:39:18 AM »
Hey guys, thought I'd sign up to this community and share my Alfa Romeo story!

My first experience with an alfa romeo was had when my dad purchased a mid 80s 33 for my brother and I to learn to drive in. This lasted until it died shortly into our p's period.

It wouldn't be until I turned 21 that I'd personally own my first Alfa Romeo.

This time it was an immaculately presented 1989 Alfa Romeo 33 sportwagon with the 1.7 twin Webber carb. I seen it and it had to be mine.

This was my daily driven car for 2 years. It had been babied whilst I owned it. But the time had to come to sell it on as it was time to buy a house. The money made from the sale kick started my savings.

I always considered it to be only 1 or 2 cars I had regretted selling.

However our story wasn't over with.

Early last month as I was trolling Facebook market place I seen an Ad for my old sportwagon! It's the first time I had seen it within the 6.5 years I had been without it.

Unfortantly it hasn't been cared for as much as when I had owned it, intact it had been sitting behind a house for almost 5 of those 6.5 years not running or moving.

I just had to have it.

I had gone and brought the car back within the same hour of the post being uploaded and trailered it out the next day.

Since then it has been given a new battery, points, spark plugs, oil and fuel and it now lives!

I have also purchased replacement front quarter panels and a new passenger side indicator. I have also straightened the lower radiator bracket.

Now I just have to do some fibre glassing to my front bar then it will be back on the road!

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Re: Alfa Romeo 33 sportswagon
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2018, 11:39:11 AM »
I had a silver one many moons ago , picked it up from a dealer in fishwick act , absolutely loved it , really neat the 4 wheel drive leaver , wish i still had her , i am envious that u have been able to re-join the experience .
forza lazio,viva l'alfa

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33x4 1985 wagon
33 ti 1985
156 sportswagon manual red
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33sportwagon

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Re: Alfa Romeo 33 sportswagon
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2018, 11:58:25 AM »
I had a silver one many moons ago , picked it up from a dealer in fishwick act , absolutely loved it , really neat the 4 wheel drive leaver , wish i still had her , i am envious that u have been able to re-join the experience .
Hey they would look good in silver. Mine is the fwd version.

Here a couple of pics. One is how it was when I owned it and how it looks now

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Re: Alfa Romeo 33 sportswagon
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2018, 08:00:56 PM »
I had a silver one in '96-'97. I Monte Carlo-ised it. Was a good little car. First wife sold it to a guy that despite my advice drove it on bitumen every day in AWD.... rooted the GB. I saw it out the back of a pub about ten years later in pretty poor shape.

They sold them in Europe with the series 3 front. They looked great!
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Re: Alfa Romeo 33 sportswagon
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2018, 11:38:42 AM »
Fantastic rescue, not a moment too soon A33. Not enough wagons on the road, I reckon I have only seen maybe one out and about in WA in the last few years.
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Before: 2001 156 V6 (sadly cremated)

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Re: Alfa Romeo 33 sportswagon
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2018, 12:06:09 PM »
Fantastic rescue, not a moment too soon A33. Not enough wagons on the road, I reckon I have only seen maybe one out and about in WA in the last few years.
Thank you guys. I'll post update as I go

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