Alfa Romeo 75/Twin Spark
Comprehensive facelift of the Giulietta, but one that you didn’t need to squint to see the shared parts. The flat roof and anglular side doors from its forebear didn’t gel too well with the 33-aping front and rear. Despite some amiable eccentricities, such as a U-shaped handbrake and roof-mounted switchgear, there was a good car struggling to escape. Early models hid their talents under a bushel, but the good times were just around the corner. Not as rare today as you’d think, and that means that prices for the twin-cams and Twin Sparks remain temptingly cheap.