When he bought his 1969 Alfa Romeo Giulia, Dorian Valenzuela often got stopped on the street by people asking how he liked his Datsun.
That was seven years ago. These days, onlookers are more likely to ask where they can find an Alfa of their own.
“Popularity-wise, they are higher than ever,” Valenzuela said this week near his restoration shop in Los Angeles. “They’re really nimble to drive. They’re peppy. People are starting to realise that they’re a blast.”