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A New Caretaker

Howdy, from The Great State of Texas!

Up till now, we’ve all been following the life of this beloved jewel through the eyes and hands of her previous owner.  Sunny California is a perfect place to be for classic cars, rallies, and concours events, but it’s time to move on.

I’ve been blessed to be the next caretaker of this gorgeous 1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Veloce.  Her previous owner has done so much to extend her life and improve the driving experience that to be honest, she’s just ready to roll!  You can really feel her stretch out her legs and tell you she wants to go as she growls sweetly before shifting between 4500 and 5000 RPM.  What a sound that little inline four cylinder makes!  Don’t get me wrong, there’s still plenty to do, but just about all the major bits have been taken care of and what remains will be a perfect list of tasks to help me gain the experience and appreciation for the work that goes into the care and feeding of a beautiful classic Italian sports car.

So with that said… I hope you’ll stick with me and follow along as the 74Alfa spends time cruising the backroads and small towns of Texas.

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