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1988 Alfa Romeo 75 3.0 V6 America

With the Alfa Romeo 4C starting to trickle in to Fiat showrooms in the US, it's an opportune time to explore models of Alfa's past in preparation for a greater product onslaught of Italian machinery for the masses. The 75, or Milano as it was known in the US, perhaps wasn't appreciate enough in its day. Nowadays, however, this sedan is known as one of the last true Alfas, with rear-wheel drive, a rear mounted gearbox and in some cases, that sonorous V6 that the marque was known for. This 1988 75 3.0 V6 America for sale in Germany has the desirable V6/5-speed manual combination and with only 26,000 miles, looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor.

Year: 1988
Model: 75 3.0 V6 America
Engine: 3.0 liter V6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 42,700 km (~ 26,532 mi)
Price: €19,800 (~ $22,207 USD)

CLICK FOR DETAILS:1988 Alfa Romeo 75 3.0 V6 America

Very nice and well maintained vehicle from a museum! A vehicle with very high fun factor! Incredible condition! Hard to come by in this condition. Delivery status! Car is absolutely original and was always dry!
New timing belt!
Viewing by appointment

Sunroof
Radio/cassette
Electric front windows
Fog lights
Power steering
Mechanical side mirrors
Heated rear window
Rear-wheel drive
14 inch alloy wheels

Even though the dollar is gaining parity with the euro these days, this Alfa is still priced over the $20,000 mark, which is uncharted territory for these sedans this side of the Atlantic. We've seen a few low mileage examples crop up, but most struggle to reach the $10,000 to $12,000 mark. At most, I'd suspect this car might reach towards the $15,000 mark, simply due to its showroom condition. If you have the time and patience, there are still a few good Milanos to be had stateside, but it might take some time to source one. The price on this 75 might make it a bit prohibitive to import, but would certainly make for good conversation amongst the Alfisti. As the advertisement for the Milano aptly put it at the time: "driven to be different."

-Paul

1972 Fiat 130 Coupe

Fiat's rebirth in the United States with the 500 models and a partnership with Chrysler is a bit of a sad turn of events for the legendary company in my mind. True, it's great to see them back on U.S. shores, but when one considers some of the legendary Fiats that we've seen over their storied history, it's hard to get on board with the somewhat trendy but hardly classic new 500 and awful but strangely popular 500L. They've gone from a company tied to some of the most respected names in the automobile industry to making appliances for the masses. Where does an enthusiast turn for solace? One of my favorite Fiats has to be the handsome Pininfarina designed 130 Coupe:

Year: 1972
Model: 130 Coupe
Engine: 3.0 liter V6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 50,000 mi
Price: $23,000

CLICK FOR DETAILS:1972 Fiat 130 Coupe on Ebay

MAGNIFICENT AND ELEGANT AUTOMOBILE IN NEW LIKE CONDICTION

1972 MODEL

50,000 MILES

MANUAL TRASMISION 5 SPEED

LOOK LIKE NEW

NO DENT OR RUST

CAR IS READY TO DRIVE ANYWHERE

BODY AND INTERIOR ORIGINAL

A/C WORKING CONDICTION

ANY QUESTIONS : 3053054017469

It's hard to believe that the air conditioning works on this car considering some of the older Italian car's notoriety for nothing working at all. Yet, here is a pristine, claimed original condition 130 Coupe. It's just so pretty, so advanced for the time it looks like it could have been made a decade later. The 5-speed and solid color combination make this a particularly nice option. Asking price is a bit more than a fully optioned 500, but really, which would you rather have?

-Carter

1988 Alfa Romeo Milano Verde – REVISIT

The 1988 Alfa Romeo Milano Verde we featured in February is still for sale, with a lowered price of $12,500.

1988 Alfa Romeo Milano Verde - REVISIT

The below post originally appeared on our site February 18, 2013:

The Alfa Romeo Milano has been steadily gaining notoriety as one of those classic Italian cars that can offer a lot of motoring thrills for not much money. A favorite with our readers here at CICFS, I've tried to feature as many good examples of this sports sedan I can find. Today's Milano is another four door Alfa residing in Washington and comes from an owner with a familiarity of the marque.

1988 Alfa Romeo Milano Verde

Excellent 1988 Milano Verde for sale. I purchased this car 8 years ago from Roberto P from Ferrari of Seattle. This was his personal car for the previous 5 or so years. He owned it since it had 50,000 miles and had it braugt up from California in early 2000. I have always had the car garaged in all 8 years that I have owned the vehicle and was always serviced by FOS as needed. I have been around Alfa Romeo's since I was a child and have had several Alfa cars restored and have always had the passion for these Italian dream cars. I am having to part with this car as I am trying to make room for another vehicle in my garage.

The pictures should show it all on how immaculate the car has been taken care of. I treat this like one of my babies along with my other cars. I get more thumbs ups and second looks at this car over any of my other sports cars.

So here are the details:
1988 Milano Verde
100,650 miles
17'' MAK wheels
Cross drilled rotors
Steel brake linings
Euro grill
European headligts
MOMO steering wheel and shift Knob
STebro Stainless steel exhaust
Wrinkle finish Red cam covers
DE -badged trunk lid
Stereo with subwoofer
Clifford Alarm
Lowered
164 S Cams
customized Red Calipers
Rear brakes were done a few years ago and proably have less then 1000 miles.
Alfa Romeo matching luggage
Recaro Seats
NO Rust
Asking price $13,900

This car is ready to drive and be pampered. It has a very few small blemishes such as normal chips, but nothing major. Back seat would need refinishing, but other then that you could drive it home. Please feel free to contact me with any other questions.

Thanks,
Enzo M
CBLC1@msn.com

The last Milano we featured here got a lot of attention but was priced a bit lower than this car, at $11,000. This car has a bit lower mileage but the Milano featured last week was just as nice. While this has some nice upgrades and is well documented, we're probably a little bit on the high side in terms of value on this one. Still, the Milano is an Italian sedan that is well loved and good ones are becoming harder to come by. For the right buyer, this car very well may be considered a bargain.

-Paul

1989 Alfa Romeo Milano Verde

With the fall weather arriving here on the East Coast, I've got visions of escaping the city and tackling some winding B roads covered with leaves. What better tool for the job than a rear-wheel drive Alfa Romeo sedan? This Milano Verde for sale in North Carolina represents the final year for this four-door Alfa before the 164 sedan superseded it in 1991.

1989 Alfa Romeo Milano Verde

This Car is For Sale By Owner & I am helping him with the Listing. It will be a Sale between you & him. This Auction is for a 1989 Alfa Romeo Milano Verde, 3.0L V6, RWD with 5-speed transaxle mated to Limited Slip Diff. DeDeion suspension in rear, 123820 original miles.

The following is a List of the recent work performed on this car:

Brand new Paint
Refurbished Borbet wheels with brand new Sumitomo 205/50/16 tires
Full mechanical service:
Timing belt was done 20K miles ago ( by previous owner)
New P/S, Alt and A/C belts
New plugs, plug wires. Distributor cap/rotor Synthetic oil and filter
Flush rad, new thermostat, new rad hoses and new fan temperature switch
New fuel pump and fuel filter New oil pressure sender unit
New Interstate 75 month battery New exhaust system
Replaced 1 CV boot, other 3 are solid
New yellow Koni Shocks all around New suspension bushings (front and rear sway bars, Watts linkage)
Replaced rear guibo (flex joint for driveshaft), other two were replaced by previous owner and in good shape

Car operation:

All electrics work (power windows, locks, sunroof)
Engine starts easily and revs to redline (6000 rpm) with no issue
No leaks (oil, water, etc.)…..does not appear to burn any oil…
Interior is intact….minimal wear on upholstery.
The Recaro fabric used was notoriously thin and most Verdes have really bad interiors

The Bad:

Slight tears on rear fabric
Wear/staining on front seats…but no through wear on fabric
Some under fender flare rust
Some carpet fading….dye job would fix. No tears or rips in carpet
Minor tear in dash

When they were new, I never was too attracted to the Milano/75 styling, but time has been kind to this car in my eyes. It's got an '80s edginess about it that is lacking in cars today. Anywhere between $5,000 to $10,000 seems to be the order of the day for clean, well kept Milanos, and this one's starting bid of $6,800 puts it right in the thick of that range.

-Paul

1988 Alfa Romeo Milano 3.0 Verde

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

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.

-Paul