Sunday, March 2, 2014

Weekend Quickies, March 2, 2014 - Alfa, Alfa, Alfa...

1978 Alfa Romeo Alfetta Sedan - This has to be the Alfetta sedan I posted in April, 2012. (You can see the post here.) Somehow it made its way from Michigan to Florida, where nothing seems to have been done to it.

The current owner leaves very little info in his ad (but he does leave a phone number). Back in 2012 I wrote, "This Alfa is in good, but not perfect condition. The seller has some history on it and it seems to have been owned by Alfa enthusiasts. A lot of work has been done to it and many of the parts that commonly wear out have been replaced." I assume that all of those parts are still with the car and it still appears to be in good, but not perfect condition.

I concluded the original post with, "While Alfa prices have been escalating recently, the Alfetta sedan is still a relative bargain. Who knows how long that will last. If you've been thinking about buying an Alfetta, this might be the time and this car might be worth checking out." That still holds true.

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

1976 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT - Mechanically, there are no differences between the Alfetta sedan and Alfetta GT. The GT has the same great chassis and drive train as the sedan.

Rust, more than anything else, was the Alfetta's biggest enemy. (My first Alfetta, a sedan, had rust spots on its roof. Not surface rust, but real live rust. I've owned a lot of cars built by a lot of automakers in a lot of different countries, and I never before saw - or have seen since - a rusting roof.) This Alfetta GT is said to be rust free.

This car is in overall very good condition. The asking price is $8500.00. That's a ton of money for an Alfetta. But, with older Alfas starting to sell for insane prices, this car may seem like a genuine bargain in a few years.

Located in Grass Valley, CA, click here to see the eBay listing.

A big thanks to Jeff for sending me the link to this car.

1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6 - Alfa had the beautiful Alfetta GT body and they had their incredible V6 engine. Someone at Alfa decided to combine the two. If there was a Nobel Prize for brilliant automotive ideas, that guy should have one.

Although any year GTV6 is a great car to own, I like the later ones (1986 was the last year in North America) for their refinement and great front seats.

This car needs some minor work, but looks to be in good condition.

Located in San Carlos, CA, click here to see the eBay listing.

1 comment:

bluetoes591 said...

The body kit on that yellow car is most unfortunate. Might work better on a darker car, but on the yellow it just looks tacky.