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15 April 2017

Saturday matinees long ago let us escape from the ordinary world to the island of the Swiss Family Robinson or the mutinous decks of the Bounty. Why not, we thought, escape the usual fare here with Saturday matinees of our favorite photography films?

So we're pleased to present the 183rd in our series of Saturday matinees today: 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia.

In the spirit of spring renewal, we're delighted to bring you this short video documenting the restoration of a junkyard Alfa into a pristine show piece that, instead of appreciating on blocks in some garage, is out there fighting for road space with all the Priuses and Lexi and Beamers and SUVs.

And to top it all off, it's owned by a photographer. Automotive photographer Evan Klein found this project car in San Diego (on eBay, no less).

"Everything in this car was broken," he says.

"Everything in this car was broken," he says.

But he knew just where to take it. To Benny at Alfa Romance in Los Angeles. The ground-up restoration led to a world-wide quest for parts and craftsmen. Ukraine, eBay in England, Germany, you name it. Oh and Autozone.

He's as sucker for classics, now on his third Alfa after two MGBs and a TR6. But we're right with him. We've had two Alfas (the Rumbalino is actually a 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Veloce) and the rest of the family has pitched in with a 1949 Triumph, a 1949 MG TC (featured in last week's slide show) and a TR6, among others.

"If everyone had a little sportscar you can only imagine the smiles in the morning on the way to work," Klein writes on his site.

Oh, but who'd go to work if they had a sportscar?

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