What We Saw – Italian Cars

As previously noted, Portland is a fantastic place to see old cars. Usually these older models are actively used but occasionally one can find show cars. Such was our luck last night as we walked down Johnson Street in the Pearl. Outside of Piazza Italia, a really good Italian restaurant we went to while visiting in January, was what looked like a charity dinner of some kind. There were long tables with red wines everywhere and the street was blocked off for an entire block. Next to all the food and vino were a half-dozen Italian cars on display. Some of them might have still been used but there were several that were clearly just for show. Because of the number of people around I could only snap a few quick shots and not even of everything that was there (I did not get one of a 1980ish GTV6). But here’s a really nice sampling of some old Alfa Romeos and a Fiat.

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Berlina.

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Berlina.

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider. This car predates Dustin Hoffman's version in The Graduate by ten years.

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider. This is the same car used by Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate but his was a 1969.

1962 Fiat 500. Kristina, I think you know this car very well. Or at least it's modern manifestation.

1962 Fiat 500. Kristina, I think you know this car very well. Or at least it's modern manifestation.

The most amazing car there, a 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750.

The most amazing car there, a 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750.

Here's the rear view of the 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750.

Here's the rear view of the 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750.

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2 responses to “What We Saw – Italian Cars

  1. The Fiat 500 is really great! Today I stood next to an old one in front of the traffic lights in Nuremberg. It’s so small and cute!

  2. I was thinking of Kristina’s new “baby” while reading the blog. How fun!

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