When Romeos Roamed The Streets

In the earlier years, especially before Proton was born, our mata-mata trafik used to cruise around in one of the most prestigious marques of the auto industry – no less than Alfa Romeo.

The earliest and most numerous model was the 1.3 Giulia – as shown in the photo.   It had all the unmistakable features of the glamour boy in town – the signature husky throaty roar of the engine, the high speed and acceleration, the ability to gulp down booze – petrol, that is – gallons at a time.

Alas, it also had the notorious reputation of being extremely prone to rusting.   Many a time, we could see the lower portions of the body panels partially eaten away by rust.

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