Alfa Romeo Al­fa­sud

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Drive-it Day Special The 50 Greatest Drives - Richard He­sel­tine

It’s hard to pin­point when Alfa Romeo made its last truly great car. The ’Sud isn’t a can­di­date, but it has cre­den­tials. First seen in 1971, with the Sprint vari­ant re­main­ing on sale as late as 1989, it looked crisp, had a char­ac­ter­ful ‘Boxer’ en­gine and chuck­able han­dling. It’s just that it dis­solved faster than Alka-Seltzer. Get past that, and it’s not hard to love this lit­tle buzz-bomb. It feels like an over­sized Mini Cooper, and the sound of the flat­four up front is bound to make you gig­gle. The shame is that Alfa hasn’t made any­thing re­motely like it since.

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