Alfa Romeo Alfasud Sprint
The Italians have always been great at turning innocuous-looking family saloons into great sporting coupés. So when Alfa Romeo turned the rather good ’Sud into a usable small sporting car, the results were predictably sparkling. Styling was handled by Giugiaro, and to many the Sprint successfully eclipsed the already desirable GTV. It was especially rapid in twin-carb Veloce form, but any example will reward the enthusiastic driver. An iffy 1980s facelift did it no favours, though, and fans prefer the crisp original.