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Re: Alfa Romeo1900C Sprint Supergioiello
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2021, 08:17:53 PM »
Nice car but looks too ‘American’ IMO ….

Ghia was always a bit different but I could easily leave this one behind if I was searching for an exotic
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Re: Alfa Romeo1900C Sprint Supergioiello
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2021, 09:54:18 PM »
I think it would look so much better in any other colour than gold, or silver for that matter.

As cliche as it is, it would just be so much more appealing in a nice Alfa red.

Just my peasant two bit opinion.
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Re: Alfa Romeo1900C Sprint Supergioiello
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2021, 09:10:20 AM »
For something more classic you could try this one"

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1954-alfa-romeo-1900-coupe-2/
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Re: Alfa Romeo1900C Sprint Supergioiello
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2021, 09:44:42 AM »
For something more classic you could try this one"

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1954-alfa-romeo-1900-coupe-2/

Nice. Kind of looks the difference between the Ferrati 250 GT Europa by Pinninfarina and Vignale.

Pininfarina https://www.classicdriver.com/en/article/cars/ferrari-250-europa-gt-v12-patinated-perfection

Vignale
https://www.supercars.net/blog/1953-ferrari-250-europa-coupe-vignale/

One looks like it's going to the European market and one is going to the American market with the corvette stingray rear end. But a lot of the early American muscle cars took their design cues from Italian designers or cars like the fiat 130 which once again a pinninfarina design. Plus the early German cars were styled by the Italian designers such as giugiario.
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Re: Alfa Romeo1900C Sprint Supergioiello
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2021, 09:49:31 AM »
Nice car but looks too ‘American’ IMO ….

Ghia was always a bit different but I could easily leave this one behind if I was searching for an exotic
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I think it was the time when the Italians were trying to break into the American market.

As bazz said, could look better in alfa red but wouldn't surprise if it was inspired by Grigio Ingrid. Even this 375 looks the like the basis for the corvettes scallops.
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Re: Alfa Romeo1900C Sprint Supergioiello
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2021, 09:53:49 AM »
Which is probably a similar discussion that the Japanese designers have been having as around the r35 gtr they went to a "gundam" anime style design language that tried to make it distinctively Japanese but the new 86 and Civic type r will going back to a more European style design language. However it seems like bmw have lost the plot and are trying to make their car look like an old lexus with a 1920s ford hot rod front grill with their nostrils as after e46/e90 m3 they have gone down a weird trajectory.
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Re: Alfa Romeo1900C Sprint Supergioiello
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2021, 09:56:49 AM »
It wasnt only the Germans and Americans using the Italian designers but the English with the Aston Martin Db4 zagato that looks nothing like a 250 swb.

https://www.autoweek.com/car-life/classic-cars/g33808629/1961-aston-martin-db4-gt-zagato-could-go-for-dollar10m/
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Re: Alfa Romeo1900C Sprint Supergioiello
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2021, 09:59:39 AM »
And about 10 to 15 years later after the 250 swb, the 240z comes out looking kind of similar. So even the Japanese got in on copying the italians.
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Re: Alfa Romeo1900C Sprint Supergioiello
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2021, 01:38:47 PM »
Ahhh, when I was a young man I once offered to swap my stunning girlfriend for an equally stunning 240z . . . . . . the guy thought about it for a moment . . . . girlfriend could not see the logic of it and disapproved . . . . . greatly.

Hey, it was the 80s . . . . you understand.
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Re: Alfa Romeo1900C Sprint Supergioiello
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2021, 03:18:49 PM »
It never occurred to me till now but the 250 swb was named after the engine cylinder capacity or something similar whereas the 240z was name after 2.4l engine. So they copied the design and even naming convention  and in a weird round about the new 400z shape is essentially a part tribute to 250swb.
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