When the Alfa Romeo Milano was new, I was never really drawn to its styling. There were notable design tweaks between US and European models. The crash bumpers on the US models weren't the worst we saw in the era, but certainly didn't help aesthetic matters. Also, the only engines available in the US market were the 2.5 and 3.0 V6 engines driving the rear wheels through a rear mounted gearbox. Four cylinder engine options were available abroad in 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0 liter capacities. I've grown to like these cars over the years and appreciate their period looks. They are renowned for their performance and make a good Italian performance bargain, if purchased properly. This example is on its third owner with almost 140,000 miles, but looks to have held up reasonably well.
1988 Alfa Romeo Milano 3.0 (Verde). One of the few without a sunroof. Excellent Daily Driver or full restore. Nothing missing. 137,000 + miles! Color is Alfa RED (Code 555). Good paint, but not show quality (door dings). Recaro interior is excellent One stain on small area of driver seat back. Have fabric for repair. This car drives great with no engine or transmission issues. No leaks. Brakes are good with ABS functioning. Car has a great Nakamachi radio, trunk mounted disc changer, McIntosh Amplifier and remote control. All speakers mounted in original Alfa positions so no new cut outs were made. Aftermarket 17" wheels with brand new low profile tires.
New since purchased: Fuel Pump and Filter, Thermostat, Fan Switch, Recaro interior repairs, Battery, tires, water temp gage sender. Car has passed smog (last time for Washington) and is registered. Clear Title. Third owner, always in Washington state. Car driven very little for last 7 years:
133,683: New Clutch, master cylinder, etc.
130,525: Timing Belt, tensioner, lambda sensor, axle boots, ignition cable, valve cover gaskets
126,946: Drive shaft, flex joints, bearings, water pump, alternator, timing belt & tensioner.
This car isn't the most mint condition example we've seen here at CICFS, but it looks fairly straight and has certainly benefitted from a comprehensive amount of maintenance, which is important for any Alfa with over 100,000 miles. The asking price of $7,500 is not unreasonable for a Milano, but is a little high for an example with this kind of mileage. Realistically, a Milano of this caliber would more than likely bring between $5,000 to $6,000.