Sell Keith Your Duetto

Last year I put out a call that I was looking for a 1967 Alfa Duetto and got several responses. Just as I was getting ready to pull the trigger, a tidy 1967 Giulia Super showed up on the radar. I couldn’t have both, so I took the four-door (to the delight of my six-year-old) and put the Duetto on hold.

But that was then, and this is now. With our Nova and Isetta sold in Scottsale, there’s room in the garage for a Duetto.

My thoughts have evolved from last year. What I am looking for now is a clean 1967 with its original engine and in original colors. You Alfisti know exactly what I mean — a nice, straight, correct car with no stories or excuses, but not a concours one. We drive our Alfas around here.

When we get the Duetto, it means our core five-Alfa collection will be complete. The Duetto will join the 1967 Super, the 1965 Giulia Spider Veloce, the 1967 GTV and the 1958 Sprint Veloce. Each is representative of a car that I owned or wanted to own during my formative years, when I spent many weekends working as a mechanic on the Alfas of Hilary Luginbuhl’s Rubber Chicken Racing Team in San Francisco.

All of these Alfas left an impression on me, and it will be good to have one of each of them, all together in the SCM garage.

Contact me directly at keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com, and let’s move your boattail from your garage into ours. Unlimited visitation rights granted, of course!

Keith Martin

Keith Martin has been involved with the collector car hobby for more than 30 years. As a writer, publisher, television commentator and enthusiast, he is constantly on the go, meeting collectors and getting involved in their activities throughout the world. He is the founder and publisher of the monthly Sports Car Market, now in its 33rd year. Keith has written for the New York Times, Automobile, AutoWeek, Road & Track and other publications, is an emcee for numerous concours, and had his own show, “What’s My Car Worth,” shown on Velocity. He has received many honors, including the Lee Iacocca Award, the Edward Herrman Award, was inducted into the Concorso Italiano Hall of Fame and more. He is on the boards of directors of The LeMay Museum and Oregon Ballet Theater, and was formerly the chair of the board of the Meguiar's Award.

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