Saturday, April 2, 2011

And the winners are.........

Alfa Romeo, and Alfa Romeo.

Today was Coffee and Cars, the monthly 1st Saturday car event in Dallas. I usually find one car that stands out in my mind as the one that impressed me the most. Today there were two. In the classic car category, I liked this 1959 Alfa Romeo Montreal:

It was spectacular! Of interest to me was the fact I've never seen one in the flesh before. A bystander familiar with the car told me the paint job alone cost the owner $30K, and I believe it. WOW! I don't know enough about it to know if it had "all original parts" or matching serial numbers, but I do know I loved it. :)

In the new(ish) car category I was "smit" with this Alfa Romeo 8C:

There were only 500 of these ever made, and I doubt you could buy one today at a price even close to it's $200K original price. It was actually assembled on the (sister company) Maserati assembly line, and is powered by a (sister company) Ferrari-built engine. And with an Alfa Romeo badge, that makes for quite a pedigree!

The weather was absolutely perfect, and the organizer told me attendance of show cars easily set a record. I was expecting 300+, but he said there were closer to a thousand. Who knows the actual number, but the lot was totally overflowing. And the crowd was in the multi-thousands, too, so thick in fact that it was difficult to take a photograph. Oh well, the price was right. "Free" is always right!

Hope your day was as satisfying as mine. Regards....



  1. 30K for paint. Wow. I like these kinds of events. It was a perfect day yesterday wasn't it.

  2. Wow- I'm so not going to show these to Marcel haha.. although, I think it may give him the desire to move back 'home', so that may not be a bad thing :)

    Glad to have found you here!

  3. 30K for a paint job?! For that kind of money I could have a very nice sailboat and be living the good life somewhere in the Caribbean playing Captain Jack Sparrow.