1975 Alfa Romeo Barn Find

'75 Alfa front

The last Alfa Romeo we featured was a 1962, see it here, but that one was a lovely Giulietta Spider. This one isn’t as desirable, but it’s still interesting (well at least to some) barn find. This 1975 Alfa Romeo Alfetta Veloce is said to have been parked in the barn in the early ’80s and forgotten about. It is currently parked in Lincoln, Nebraska and listed here on craigslist. Lloyd, the seller, is asking $3K for his Alfetta.

'75 Alfa

This Alfa has a California title and has the factory all wheel power disc brakes. There appears to be some damage by the driver’s side headlamp. Other then that the body appears to be in good order.

'75 Alfa engine

The 2000 cc engine had a dual Weber conversion done by the dealer. Lloyd says this Alfa did run when it was parked in the 1980s. Other then that, we aren’t told if the engine is locked up or not. Since this information isn’t provided the changes are good that it is locked. The 2 liter 4 cylinder engine, spinning or not, is tied to a 5 speed gearbox.

'75 Alfa front seat

The next owner may wish to replace some of the foam and recover the toasted driver’s seat. It looks like there is damage to the passenger’s seat as well, but it would be easier to live with than this driver’s seat.

'75 Alfa dash

The total mileage is reported to be the 88,147 showing on the odometer. The center mounted gauges are one of the oddities of the Alfa.

'75 Alfa tack

That’s right folks the gauges are in the center except for one. The all important tachometer is right in front of the driver, for those that like to stay below the red-line.

'75 Alfa spare

The rear looks OK. We don’t know the details of the missing trim sections? There doesn’t appear to be any holes in the floor, but we would recommend having a look under the spare wheel.

'75 Alfa left rear

There are more images with the ad for your review. Many Alfas have rusted away, so if you want or “need” what appears to be a good example this maybe the one for you. This could be your ticket to the next Alfa or all Italian car show without having to spend huge amounts of money!

Motor-on,
Robert

Fast Finds

Comments

  1. maserati

    $ 500.00 sounds right on that one.

  2. John Holden

    Beautiful. Giugiaro.

  3. Kevin Harper

    These are fun cars and they are terrible rust buckets.
    Pictures are old, too much green grass for this time of year, and even these show some rust around windshield and other places. Unfortunately these are worth next to nothing 500 to 1000. For 3k you can buy a decent driver.

  4. Brakeservo

    88,000 miles shown – isn’t that about 880,000 in Toyota miles??

    • duke

      toyota engines may last many miles but their bodies are salt/rust magnets in the rest of the world -as in not in the sunbelt states

      • Brakeservo

        And Fiats and Alfas are better??

  5. Bobsmyuncle
    • Tirefriar

      Bobsmyuncle, thanks for finding the link. I’ve been thinking about returning to the Serpent and this would be my model of choice. Although these were launched in Europe initially in 1974 and produced along side the Guilia GT, they never intersected in the US. Guilia GT’s last year in the US was in 1974 and the Alfetta GT was launched here in 1975. The reason I like this MY is that it’s the only year of the official US 116 chassis that is not subject to California smog. The early style dash with the tach front and center of the driver is a total sport car inspiration where the speedometer was intended more for passenger entertainment. I believe Alfa switched to a more conventional binnacle set up in 1980 when these were redesigned.

      I prefer Alfetta GT for several reason including simplicity, the Nord engine and Better toss ability than their V6 younger siblings due to having less weight over the front wheels.

      • Veloceracer

        All US Alfettas had the separated tach from other gauges. It wasn’t until the GTV6 did we get to see the gauges all together. Having been an owner of a 76, 78, then 83 and now 85 (last two GTV-6’s) for the past 25 years, as well as a 115 Spider, I found the 116 chassis to fit me better. Can’t wait for my hot Milano coming soon!

  6. David J Skulstad

    I love Alfas, and I love the style of this one compared to the other cars of this time. Most others were like the boxy BMW’s. I would never buy one of these though. Parts are very difficult and worst of all, Alfa, for some weird reason, bought Russin made steel for many body and structural parts. That crappy steel rusts just looking at it. Costs and parts to replace the crappy Russian steel would be very hard to find. Italian union workers also did a initial crappy job of putting the car together. All and all, a crappy investment. Too bad.

    • Allis128

      Sad to say, my neighbor has a ’75 Maserati, also with Russian steel. Needless to say, he fights rust as bad as my lowly Fiats.

  7. Veloceracer

    Interesting 5 lug wheels on a normally 4 lug chassis. What all has been changed underneath? I’d like to hope the front hubs and brakes have been “upgraded” as well with those GTV6 bits.

  8. Marco S

    Alfa Romeo at its worst – those Alfetta things began rusting away whilst still under their 1 yr warranty ( I know, my Mom bought a ’79 Alfetta 4 dr automatic, big mistake) . Then there were those rubber-jointed propshafts spinning under you at engine RPM (and flying apart). And head gaskets. And upholstery that rotted in 2 yrs. And impossible-to-service inboard rear brakes. Did I mention rust?

    I have owned 2 Alfa Spiders (photo is of my very 1st car), 2 GTV’s, and a Montreal V8 … those were the good ones. What’s my fun car of choice now? A 1972 MGB GT … yeah for real :)

  9. Matt C

    I love Alfettas and will pick one up at some point, as I think the driving is more like my GTV 2000 than my GTV6. I think some of the others are spot on – this is a sub-1k car, especially since drivers are routinely in the 3-4k range. It has been on CL off and on for quite some time, a seller who thinks that because it is Italian and old it must be worth a lot.

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