Limited editions from Japan part 2

Limited editions from Japan, part 2
Alfa 145 Serie Speciale, based on 2.0 QV, probably 500 examples
Colours: silver and Alfa red.
Years: 2001

Alfa 145 serie speciale n.446 for sale on goo-net-exchange.com
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Alfa 145 serie speciale n.090 for sale on carsensor.net
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Alfa 145 serie speciale for sale on carsensor.net
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Alfa 145 serie speciale n.457 for sale on carsensor.net
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Alfa 145 serie speciale n.226 for sale on carsensor.net
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Limited editions from Japan, part 1

Limited editions from Japan, part 1
Alfa 155; V6 250 examples, 2.0 TS 500 examples.
Colours: dark blue and Alfa red.
Years: 1998

Alfa 155 V6 speciale versione 006/250 for sale on carsensor.net
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Alfa 155 V6 speciale versione 126/250 for sale on carsensor.net
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Alfa 155 V6 speciale versione 147/250 for sale on carsensor.net
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Alfa 155 TS speciale versione 035/500 for sale on carsensor.net
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Alfa 155 speciale versione 104/500 for sale on carsensor.net
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Alfa 155 TS speciale versione 129/500 for sale on carsensor.net
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4C/8C unrelated

Reply from Alfa Romeo:

Szanowny Panie.
Odpowiadając na przesłany e-mail, zgodnie z informacjami otrzymanymi ze służb handlowych FCA Poland S.A. informujemy, ze modele ALFA ROMEO 8C i modele ALFA ROMEO 4C to 2 różne samochody.
Dziękujemy za kontakt i łączymy pozdrowienia.
Z wyrazami szacunku.

Translation:

Sir.
Responding to the sent email, according to information received from commercial services FCA Poland SA We inform the ALFA ROMEO 8C models and models of Alfa Romeo 4C are two different cars.
Thank you for contacting and connect greetings.
Yours faithfully.

GTV/Spider phase 2a

First major facelift for GTV/Spider range. Some call it phase 2 I named it phase 2a to differentiate it from later Euro3 oriented phase 2b.

Introduced in April 1998 phase 2a brought many changes to the range, cosmetic, mechanical and even more options to choose from. Presentation took place at 67th Turin International Motor Show. This phase also reffered to as M.Y 1998 spanned 04/1998-07/2000.

What was introduced?
144 bhp-106 kW 1.8 T. Spark 16V engine
200 bhp-147 kW 2.0 V6 turbo engine for Spider on italian market
aerodynamic kitfor GTV (black front spoiler and body-coloured rear spoiler with built-in third brake light)
six-speed gearbox for Alfa Gtv 3.0 V6 24V
17″ wheels for GTV
new black strip has been added between hood cover and boot
Blue Style and Red Style interiors
electrically-controlled heated tilting front seats for GTV
wiring for a car phone
Tyrekit, an alternative to the conventional spare wheel
New pastel colour Bianco Polare
New metallic colours: Eclipse Grey, Blu Vela, Zoe Yellow, Victoria Blue
Iridescent paint: Azzurro Nuvola for GTV and Verde Oasi for Spider

What was changed?
2.0 T. Spark 16V engine got variable lenght intake manifold and power increase from 150 bhp-110 kW to 155 bhp-114 kW and plastic cover
sideskirts, car-coloured bumpers and side strips
wheel rim design and a new 16″ wheel design
exhaust tailpipe: chrome-plated stainless steel on the Alfa Spider and black for the Alfa Gtv
front shield is now framed by a chrome-plated moulding
A black, scored door sill plate bears the wording Alfa Romeo in aluminium-grey
modified instrument and control facia and central console
climate control system is now automatic
brand new cloth trim for the seats and door panels
gear knob, mats and boot lining
previously white Momo leather seats were replaced with black Momo leather seats
plastic (nylon strengthened with fibreglass) intake manifold for a t.spark engines
blue instead of beige Spider hood option
electronic throttle body on 3.0 V6 24v

What was taken away?
spare wheel and nothing else!

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Alfa Romeo GTV and Spider Production Numbers

Alfa Romeo GTV and Spider Production Numbers

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Following table is updated with my original research.
And so years: 1993, 1994, 2002, 2003 ad 2004 are different from those based on other sources and are most up-to-date.
Currently year 2001 is being researched as up to this point it was only done selectively in search of limited editions only.
Rest of the table is still based on current publications and therefore will be subjected to change when and if there are any differences in results.
With selective 2001 year and complete 2002-2004 years researched, I was able to compile limited editions numbers and phase 3 register so far.

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last update: 4-02-2014

Total count: 41,992 GTV and 38,764 Spider produced.
Phase 3 total count: 4,705 units.

Giugiaro Alfa 156 contribution

For some time there was a rumour that Mr Giugiaro had something to do with the Alfa 156 design (pre-His-facelift of course)
And I did found something:
“In actual fact, Giugiaro contributed to the 156 during the initial stage of the project.”
Maybe it was a bit like an initial design of Gallardo, later finished by Mr Donckerwolke; or a wind-tunnel contribution to MC 12 project?
http://www.alfaromeopress.com/press/article/2997

And more
“Eng. Bandiera also touched upon the styling contribution driven through by Giugiaro in the realization of the ongoing 156 model.”
http://www.motorsportscenter.com/printer_36.shtml
http://www.alfacentro.com/features/news/

Both from december 2002, so pre-Giugiaro-2003-156-facelift

8C relation to 4C

Someone was constantly trying to ‘update’ wikipedia with his opinion that an Alfa 4C is a successor to an Alfa 8C Competizione. After a long struggle to keep the vandal away, person in question tried even to find a ‘half-pint’ source to his ‘half-pint’ factual opinion.
Just because some journalist called a 4C half-pint successor to 8C Competizione does not make it so. Also an argument that some car is indirectly related to other just because they are both Alfa Romeo’s is a bit too weak.
My reply on wikipedia’s corresponding talk pages:

“Alfa 8C Competizione is not a predecessor to the 4C, directly nor indirectly. 8C is a V8 front engined, 2 seater, gran turismo, limited production. 4C is a carbon-tub, mid engined, 4 cyl, 2 seater sports car, mass produced. No reltion. And ‘indirectly’ every car is related to every other car. Please don’t change it again. ”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Alfa_Romeo_8C_Competizione
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Alfa_Romeo_4C

Hope You all agree with this, factual, opinion