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Pulling out from work this afternoon in downtown Austin, I found myself right behind an old Spider at the stop light. Nice view, and the guys in the classic seemed to appreciate the view to the rear. Wish I'd had the opportunity to get a shot of both cars from the sidewalk.

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That's pretty cool. I have yet to see another Spider of any era while driving mine. On my last drive for the year, I did have one guy honk and give a thumbs up though, so maybe I encountered a Spider owner.
 

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That's pretty cool. I have yet to see another Spider of any era while driving mine. On my last drive for the year, I did have one guy honk and give a thumbs up though, so maybe I encountered a Spider owner.
Last week Friday morning I crossed paths with a white 124 on a hillside, scenic 2 lane road along the Colorado river. The other 124 had the top up, so I could not tell if the driver recognized the other/my 124. Two days before that/Wednesday, I saw a black Abarth a couple of miles to the south (Westlake Village), waiting at a light. So there's a couple around, at least in Austin, and are being driven during the week. Still, 124s are far and inbetween. And stand out, much more than the seemingly ubiquitous imports multiple time its price (Porsche, BMW, Mercedes, etc). We are special =)
 

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Pulling out from work this afternoon in downtown Austin, I found myself right behind an old Spider at the stop light. Nice view, and the guys in the classic seemed to appreciate the view to the rear. Wish I'd had the opportunity to get a shot of both cars from the sidewalk.

Thx, S.
That's actually an Alfa spider. I've owned two of those over the years. Maybe that one was mine at some point. :)
 

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That's actually an Alfa spider. I've owned two of those over the years. Maybe that one was mine at some point. :)
This one is sitting in my garage right now.
 

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This one is sitting in my garage right now.
Nice car - I had the same series in the same blue, then traded it for a red quadrifoglio. Then my son was born and it turned into a mini-van. :)
 

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Nice car - I had the same series in the same blue, then traded it for a red quadrifoglio. Then my son was born and it turned into a mini-van. :)
I remember what a great feeling it was when my first daughter was born:D, then I realized that my 1958 MGA with the rebuilt engine, new carpet and upholstery and fresh 1967 Cadillac green paint would have to go.:crying:
 
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The Alfa Spider was a pretty good car! It's always nice to see one of the old Italian classics on the road.

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The Alfa Spider was a pretty good car! It's always nice to see one of the old Italian classics on the road.

Greg
I have had this one for 2 1/2 years and am in the process of repairing and replacing the 30 year old rubber and plastic that has become fragile, even though it has been garaged through most of its life. Sunday, I replaced the main fuel relay, again. Now I have a cold start valve issue, again. Those are two of the more expensive parts to replace. I think that may be a demand/supply issue, since they seem to be weak points in the fuel supply system. I runs great now, when it is warmed up. I took it for a road trip yesterday, out on I-25, got it up to 100. Then I took it to the vehicle emissions inspection station and it passed the emissions test with room to spare. Pretty good for a 30 year old car.

When it comes to comparisons to the Fiat, there is none other than nostalgia.:D
 
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