It is St Patrick’s Day, so I thought I’d see if we could get one of the late model Alfa Romeo Giulia Quattroformaggio…wait…that’s not right…Quadrifoglio models offered for something in the DT price range — after all, they have 4-doors and are made in Italy, so they should depreciate like a used COVID nose swab. But no such luck, the QuattroFormuluotto…errr…4-leaf-clover versions are still in the $40k range because they were expensive when new and have a 500 horsepower twin-turbo V6. The base model Giulia with the 280 horsepower turbo-4 on the other hand…that’s doable on a budget comparable to a new Honda Accord. Find this 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia bidding for $12,749 reserve-not-met with $25,500 buy-it-now located in Orlando, FL.
St Patrick’s Day
It is St Patrick’s Day, so time to share some Irish built cars…which is pretty much the 1960 Shamrock (10 built…8 are still known to exist) or the DeLorean DMC-12…which YOWZA the prices have been batapulted into silly zone…so now we are stuck with the not-so-Irish…but connected to Mr John Z DeLorean, who is a […]
Happy St Patrick’s Day to everyone, lets kick of this festival of drinking, driving (but not at the same time please!), and singing with a tip from reader Andy L who writes: Dear Staff at Daily Turismo, Here is a selection for your St. Patty’s Day. I can’t think of a more well-known Irish-produced car […]
Every year around St Patrick’s Day, we start scouring the web for odd ball cars from the Emerald Isle, but are always end up with a collection of DeLoreans and other assorted junk to feature. There are certain oddball rare Irish built cars that just aren’t for sale on a regular basis, like the Shamrock, […]
The cost to build one of many available Lotus/Caterham Seven style kit cars can be prohibitive to the budget tinkerer, and finding one that is already assembled is typically the way to go. The market is better in the British Isles where used examples in various shape are offered for pence on the original pound. […]
The DeLorean DMC-12 is certainly the most recognized car to be built in Ireland, closely followed by the 1960’s Shamrock and the 1980s TMC Costin. That isn’t to say that various manufacturers haven’t built cars in 20th largest island in the world, including the first VW Beetle to be assembled outside Germany (in 1950) and […]
Saint Patrick was born somewhere in 5th century Roman occupied Britian (England or Scotland based on various sources) and spent a few years in captivity as a young man to Irish pirates, before returning as an adult and missionary to the emerald isle. It is ironic, therefore, that the patron saint of Ireland isn’t even […]