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    Tony Ludovico’s is the only Alfa 6 2.0 6C in the UK

    Posted in Cars on Wednesday, 27 February 2019

    Tony Ludovico’s is the only Alfa-Romeo Alfa 6 2.0 6C in the UK. Words and photography Paul Hardiman.

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    FAVORITES Forza #Alfa-Romeo / #Alfa-Romeo-Alfa-6 / #Alfa-6 / #1979 / #Giuseppe-Busso /

    The upscale in all its splendor, able to compete with what was best in Germany in terms of performance (its V6 is a marvel), comfort and handling. He did not yet convinced, blamed a style mat that seriously dated back to the time of its release. And because the car had to be sold in 1973, but the oil crisis has delayed ... six!

    Under the hood, the V6 Busso is a marvel. Smooth, round, strong and quick, he vigorously propels a car that yet weighs nearly 1.5 tons.

    Alfa Romeo Alfa 6
    ENGINE, OR NOTHING?
    + V6 anthology - ion Ends - banal line
    - Banal line – Gluttony, Price of rooms, Parts prices

    In 1973, his discreet but sophisticated appearance had class. But the Yom Kippur War and OPEC embargo drove up oil prices, sending forgotten big fuel consumers. It was one and Alfa Romeo has preferred to delay its marketing, thinking they could put on the market a year later. She will be in spring 1979 without any aesthetic or mechanical editing. Strange decision, its online catch-all, its dual optical grille, large bumpers and headlamps its imposing AR terribly denoting the European automotive landscape. It's like if we had tried to pass you a Palm or BlackBerry instead of a latest generation smartphone. Result: a disastrous career.

    Still, (six in Italian) is worth a look. Built on a platform modified Alfetta, it benefits from its overall design, so links to the ground well studied. One notable difference: the gearbox is not contiguous to the bridge, but the motor. This leads to the choice piece of this car, the V6 signed Giuseppe Busso and make an outstanding career as remain valid until the end of 2005 in a special declination 3.2 liter, 24-valve, heart the attractive 147 GTA. Under the hood of the Alfa 6, its trunk is much more measured. But the displacement of 2.5 liters and 12 valves allow him to spit merrily 158 hp, a pretty horse in 1979. His nobility and musicality are unique, especially with the impressive battery of six carburetors stuck in the opening of the V. Faith music lover, it has rarely been more beautiful mechanical mass.


    Enjoying a good box 5, a limited slip, power steering and front brakes with ventilated discs, the Alfa 6 really was not ashamed of his technical background. It can also be proud of its equipment, the overall quality of its rules and even its finishes, which is rare, because the brand was then known for its cars finish with a trowel! The materials do what they can to seem meaningful, like the thick carpet and leather seats. The board mastoc edge is adorned with real fake wood inserts receiving square dials and steering wheel takes a shape rather curious, as a reinterpretation of cubism Milanese. The seats, as welcoming and comfortable are controlled electrically, as the windows. Serious!

    Unfortunately for her, the Alfa 6 never take off, penalized by the unmarked line. The 1983 facelift will not change, even if it will be accompanied by a version 2 the least expensive and a turbocharged diesel with interesting performances. The failure is so obvious that many Alfisti do not even know yet that this model offers the advantages of choice. And not just for its sumptuous V-6 Busso. Its handling is one such model, the accelerations, the safe braking and exceptional comfort for an Alfa Romeo, albeit a premium. Become very rare because scrapped amid general indifference for years, yet she hardly ever seduce the crowds. And although his rating has soared over the last decade, it seems to have peaked. I must say that the pieces do not run the streets and they cost terribly expensive. But the most enigmatic of Alfa can still surprise the world ...

    This was to be an outstanding car, but its outdated online flatly killed
    ALFA ALFA ROMEO 6 [04/1979 - 04/1987]
    • Rating in 2006: 2,000 euro (V6), 1.200 euro (turbodiesel)
    • Rating in 2016: 5,000 euros (2.5 V6), 4.000 euros (V6 2.0), 3.000 euros (turbodiesel).

    The 1983 facelift brought some strange aesthetic elements, like the rear quarter and side bands. Become Quadrifoglio d'Oro in 1983 by acquiring the injection, the Alfa 6 2.5 has kept this amazing interior design with some academic and flying intrusion square instruments. The stern is far from being a success with these huge light clusters.

    Great road, the Alfa 6 has a very interesting dynamic chassis that gives it a remarkable road holding and performance that are not the least.

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Fiscal power: 9 HP, 14 HP, 16 HP.
    Engine: #V6 -cylinder V-implanted longitudinally AV block and aluminum cylinder head, a shaft overhead cam per row cylinders, 1996 cm3 (135 hp DGM) 2.492 cm3 (DGM 158 hp); 5 cylinder inline (Diesel), block cast iron cylinder heads aluminum, lateral camshaft, 2,494 cm3 (DGM 105 hp). Ment cooled by water.
    Power supply: six single carburettors (2.5 V6), injection #Bosch #Bosch-L-Jetronic (2.5 V-6 in 1983), mechanical injection turbo + (2.5 turbodiesel).
    Transmission: driving rear wheels, clutch Single dry, synchronized or 5 box Automatic transmission #ZF3HP , differential Self blocking. Lever to the floor.
    Frame: monocoque body sheet steel, independent front wheels with bunk trapezoids and anti-roll bar, rear wheels semi-independent by #De-Dion-axle , parallelogram Watt, half-shafts and anti-roll bar, telescopic shock absorbers
    Front / rear, front torsion bars, coil springs AR, front / rear discs, support, management assisted rack wheels 14 "or 15".
    Cargo Capacity: 0.50 m3.
    Max speed: 170 and 200 kph
    Consumption: 37 MPG (TD, 90 kph) 18 MPG (V6, 90 kph)
    PERIOD TO FOLLOW April #1979 - April #1987 (12,288 all cars, 2,977 turbodiesel).
    TREND A trend that grand chose not mean,
    Exhibit leaving very low.
    The pace slows besides seriously, revolving around 3-4% per year on last two years.
    INDEX RARETE Very rare 0 1 2 3 4 5 Current
    PARTS AVAILABILITY Total for mechanics, almost zero for the rest. And at astronomical prices.
    POINTS TO WATCH Corrosion: endemic. Any rust we find no replacement.
    Engine: RAS.
    Weaknesses: soft windows knee synchro six carburettors, parts prices off mechanically.
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