Saturday, December 11, 2010

Weekend Quickies, December 11, 2010

1987 Alfa Romeo Milano - I'm usually not a huge fan of gold cars, but this Milano looks good in gold. (Or, maybe because I miss my Milano, all Milanos, not matter what color, look good to me.)

Based on the interior picture, this is a Silver Edition Milano. (A gold Silver Edition...) The seller says it runs and drives "perfect", but has a little rust. (Based on my experience, the rust is most likely around the wheel wells and is relatively easy to repair.) This would be a nice daily driver Milano. The asking price is a realistic $1500.00.

Located in Richmond, VA, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

1980 (Volkswagen) Ventura - This is an odd one. The Ventura was built in Brazil and uses air-cooled VW running gear.

In the early 1980s Fabrica L'Automobile, the company who built these, tried, and possibly succeeded, in selling a few of these in the US.

The concept was similar to the Puma. But, where the Puma was a fairly well built car, the Ventura's build quality apparently left a lot to be desired. (You can find an interesting 2003 VWVortex.com thread about the Ventura here.) As far as I can tell there is no connection between the Ventura and Puma.

As with most old cars that weren't very good to begin with, I would assume that the owner / owners of this car have created cures and fixes for most of its problems. This car is nice looking and very rare. It would be a cool car to bring to German car shows.

Located in Panama City, FL, click here to see the eBay listing.

"1958 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, Show Car" - There's not much I can say about this car. This has to be the nicest 1958 Alfa Spider in the world.

It also has to be the most expensive 1958 Alfa Spider in the world. The asking price is $89,000.00.

Located in Denver, CO, click here to see the Hemmings ad.

A big thanks to JaCG reader, Frank, for sending me the link to this car.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

lovely. I never found the correct air filter for mine.