Quattroruote October 1976

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Quattroruote October 1976

Post by S10NPH » 16 Jan 2015 02:14 pm

I got this magazine for Christmas, which has a very long and detailed review of the new Volvo 343, with some great pictures and drawings. Unfortunately, I can't read Italian, so I have no idea whether it is a positive review or not!

Enjoy the pictures (click to enlarge) :)

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Re: Quattroruote October 1976

Post by trabitom99 » 19 Jan 2015 11:39 am

Very nice, thanks for sharing. Do you think those indicators are white, or is that just the glaring italian sun?

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Re: Quattroruote October 1976

Post by S10NPH » 19 Jan 2015 02:21 pm

Yes I know - the cover looks really strange with clear indicators, but the pictures on the inside are clearly orange. They also have side repeaters, which MY77 outside Italy don't have. I think it was an Italian requirement in those days, as there is a 1976 mk1 Fiesta from Italy for sale near me, with odd-looking side repeaters.

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Re: Quattroruote October 1976

Post by macplaxton » 19 Jan 2015 03:39 pm

trabitom99 wrote:Do you think those indicators are white, or is that just the glaring italian sun?
Can't really see it properly on the moby Tom, but weren't white front indicator lenses an Italian market requirement back in the day? I'm fairly certain they were, but when they harmonised with the rest of Europe I'm not sure.
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Re: Quattroruote October 1976

Post by 360beast » 19 Jan 2015 05:56 pm

They are white on the front cover but all the other photos show them as orange.

could you post photos of the Alfa Sprint review please?

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Re: Quattroruote October 1976

Post by macplaxton » 20 Jan 2015 03:48 am

360beast wrote:They are white on the front cover but all the other photos show them as orange.
You mean the car on the cover is a different one from the car in the rest of the pictures?

The one on the cover is Italian registered and spec. Front indicators are white facing forwards and amber to the side. Still no idea when they knocked that particular requirement on the head. :?
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Re: Quattroruote October 1976

Post by S10NPH » 20 Jan 2015 09:18 pm

360beast wrote: could you post photos of the Alfa Sprint review please?
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Re: Quattroruote October 1976

Post by Hell Driver » 21 Jan 2015 10:14 pm

I found that front cover on the web a while ago, looks like they are white, they must be the Holy Grail for Mk1 owners!!!

Nice to see the rest of the article.
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Re: Quattroruote October 1976

Post by macplaxton » 22 Jan 2015 12:29 pm

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Re: Quattroruote October 1976

Post by 360beast » 23 Jan 2015 12:22 am

S10NPH wrote:
360beast wrote: could you post photos of the Alfa Sprint review please?
Sure:
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Thanks :) I love a Sud/Sprint

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