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Must have been at least 25 Alfas around.
All with pans underneath to catch the oil!
It was a fun car to drive, but not the best to own. We hope to go to Tuscany next Spring. I'm tempted to pay the extra and instead of renting a Fix It Again Tony, renting an Alfa.
I'm having lots more fun with my mid life car, a 2002 Miata. Sadie has been very reliable. The nice thing about the Miata is you think you're tearing down the road and you're only doing 60. That helps keep me out of trouble.
On older Ferraris, they made the valve guides of very soft metal. Folks complained when they wore out fast. Ferrari's answer is that they expected their engines to be rebuilt every 20,000 miles, so it was no problem.
Also, Rolls Royce, at least in the 1920's, expected the owners of their cars to send them back to the factory at least every five years to be completely refurbished.