the picture / pictures of the 6C 2500 SS will 'unite' when this
gets downloaded. Apologies for them not lining up properly. Since
the original ('borrowed' from Fantastic Alfa Romeo by Luciano
was on two pages and 19" long, it took some fiddling.
no doubt under who really cares. First, it's been a bit since
the 6C was built and the Brea is never slated to be produced.
The who cares part comes in that I especially enjoy long wheelbase,
narrow track cars. Also the wheels should be as near as possible
to the extreme ends and it should have a fast back with hatch
and two side doors.
have no real need for a rear seat except to carry the occasional
large item. However, since I like the long lean look, what would
have happened if the rear of the Brea sloped just a bit more
(and they got rid of the ridiculous dip in the lower portion
of the rear glass), they added about 15" to the wheelbase
allowing for a 'snug' back seat?
My first thought
was the scissor door opening wouldn't work, but when looking
at a shot of the door raised and with the extreme angle of the
rear edge of the door opening, it would be almost easy for reasonably
fit people to ingress and egress from the rear. Actually could
be a rather dramatic entrance all in itself.
Often it has been brilliant, occasionally bland, but as fun as
extreme contrasts are, since the end of WWII, there has been
little continuity in the design from model to model and especially
from model year to model year.
I believe this
is one reason BMW, especially, has been able to prosper. Their
cars enjoy relatively small 'hits' resale wise compared to trade-in
time when Alfa's new design director's designs hit the showroom
and girl, play a game with me. Just what if the suits in the
penthouse offices at GM central looked across the way and mumbled
(almost) in unison, "Unnnh, what if we actually do buy Fiat
and make Alfa one of our premium cars - not unlike how our 'friends'
at Ford did with Jaguar and Aston Martin?
What if they
not only 'made it so' but started with the Brea as the building
block, or to be a bit more dramatic, Rosetta Stone, for a new
generation of extremely exciting Alfa Romeos?
And then the
suits kept their hot little bean counter hands off until it really
had a chance to prove itself and every one eventually got even
richer and lived happily ever after.