Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT 1.8
It was left to Bertone to create a suitably handsome coupé from Alfetta underpinnings. Unsurprisingly, the Italian coachbuilder delivered the goods yet again, allowing buyers a taste of the exotic for a relatively modest outlay. It was originally launched as the Alfetta GT in 1779cc twin-cam form, and a 1.6GT joined the range in 1976 – along with the GTV 2000. Thanks to that transaxle and sophisticated suspension set-up, road manners were impeccable, and remain so today. As ever, rust and flimsy build quality are the main enemy.