Friday, December 7, 2012

Cutaway Friday - Giulietta

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  1. This is a Nuova Giulietta, '77-'85. It's not an Alfetta though in actuality, it was a new generation Alfetta, built on the same chassis.

    The AE82 series Corolla is a blatant copy of this car's design.

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    1. Thanks for the correction, Patrick.

      Besides being small, boxy, F/R sedans I don't see much similarity between the two, though, with the transaxle rear and independent rear of the Alfa and the more conventionally placed gearbox and solid axle rear of the AE82.

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    2. Oh of course not; I meant stylingwise. And the AE82 was the 1st generation FWD Corolla. The AE86 was the RWD coupe everyone's obsessed with.

      AE82 sedan design is a clear rip off of this; especially the C-pillar and taillights.

      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2b/1986-1989_Toyota_Corolla_%28AE82%29_CSX_sedan_03.jpg

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    3. Yes, I thought that might be what you were getting at - I agree completely.

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