A voguish wedge-shaped body finished with a high, stubby boot might have been as fashionable as flared jeans in 1977, but the underpinnings of the nuova Giulietta were classic Alfa. The compact saloon body sat on an Alfetta floorpan, but was offered with a much wider range of twin-cam engines than its larger cousin. Yet, like the Alfetta, the Giulietta flattered to deceive and proved troublesome for all but the most forgiving owners. And that’s a shame, as the Giuletta should have been a BMW basher – but instead it’s viewed as one of the company’s poorer efforts.
Price at launch:
Independent, wishbone, torsion bar, anti-roll bar
de Dion, trailing arms, Watt linkage, coil spring, anti-roll bar
rack and pinion