The eternally pretty 105 series Alfas do things to us...

Friday Car Crush: Alfa 105

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All images Michael Fordham

Having recently landed from California and been saturated by the enduringly big, brash and bold car culture of the USA, we thought it would be good to share our Friday car crush live and direct from the good earth of Europe. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, so while we were cruising the highways of Los Angles, we began to ache for the understated charm of European auto culture. And no car epitomises this stylish aspect of Euroismius than the Alfa 105 series coupé.

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The cars featured here are the ones we photographed a couple of years ago: beautiful recreation of the track sepecced GTA put together by the expert and loving hands of Max and the crew at Alfaholics, in the Bristol area. The GTA was lighter, faster and mean looking than the standard 105 series Coupés – but their Bertone design speaks of a distinctly European, compact idea of speed and agility that is altogether absent from the multi laned highways of America.

It’s great to be home!

All factory GTAs were produced in either Red or White. The tricolor of this replica is strikingly unique.
All factory GTAs were produced in either Red or White. The tricolor of this replica is strikingly unique.
Classic Bertone lines are set off beautifully by the cloverleaf motif
Classic Bertone lines are set off beautifully by the cloverleaf motif
This is Max Banks's own GTA replica.
This is Max Banks’s own GTA replica.
This was the GTA replica Alfaholics used to launch the programme
This was the GTA replica Alfaholics used to launch the programme
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The mesh grille was unique to factory GTAs
The mesh grille was unique to factory GTAs

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