116 Giulietta

zagatoes30

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#23
Its a lickle 75 but slower
After driving it I think you might be wrong on the slower bit.

It has a lot less weight and nearly as much power, the suspension is well sorted allowing immediate turn in and flat cornering, drive through the close ratio box and LSD is superb, uprated brakes and the lack of weight mean that you can brake later and harder. I suspect on a track it will be more than a match for a 75 TS and will give a V6 a hard time too.
 

vantastic

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#25
After driving it I think you might be wrong on the slower bit.

It has a lot less weight and nearly as much power, the suspension is well sorted allowing immediate turn in and flat cornering, drive through the close ratio box and LSD is superb, uprated brakes and the lack of weight mean that you can brake later and harder. I suspect on a track it will be more than a match for a 75 TS and will give a V6 a hard time too.
In your dreams ;)
 

zagatoes30

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#28
A few people have asked about the Silver Giulietta and what I am doing with her. She will probably be up for sale so I thought I would share a few photos of how she looks and also the restoration that went into her a couple of years back

Giulietta Photos

The work was down by Ian Ellis who is a well known 105 specialist and as you can see every piece of corrosion was cut out and new metal work welded in, they is no doubting the standard of his work.

The only bit that wasn't touched was the roof. The car has a typical 80s after market glass roof fitted in which the seals have failed (now siliconed up) and there is one bubble of rot where the roof meets the glass. This bubble has not changed in size or appearance in the 5 years I have had the car. I have always been in two minds what to do, options from full Webasto roof, removing the sunroof and welding up the hole and finding a similar size or larger replacement roof have been considered but none have been done.

She has 84k on the clock and we are the 4th owner, the interior is mint with very little wear on any of the seats Mechanical she is a standard 1.8 on Dellortos with K&N filters. She sits on 14" Ronal alloys with Dunlop tyres.

Let me know if there is anything else you need to know.
 

zagatoes30

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#32
So just over 4 years ago the Silver Giulietta was sold to a guy in Dublin. Last weekend I visited a local car club event in Dalkey and guess what was there looking at me, the same car I sold 4 years ago. New owner is more than happy with her and thinks she is the best Giulietta in Ireland, he wasn't too pleased when i suggested we might be moving over next year and I would be bringing the black one with me ;)