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Alfa Package Deal: Two Alfettas for $1,500?

This pair of Alfa Romeo Alfettas seems like a possible bargain for an Alfa enthusiast, with the listing seemingly indicating both cars are available for just $1,500. Now, there’s an outside chance that’s $1,500 each, but it’s certainly worth a call to find out if you can snag the pair of them for under $2,000. These aren’t the most desirable versions of the classic Alfetta model, but the fastback will always be a car worth taking on as a project given the passionate following for them. As California cars, they are rust-free but have plenty of sun damage. Find the pair here on craigslist in Sun Valley, California.

Thanks to Barn Finds reader Rex M. for the find. As I was saying: the sun has had its way with the interior, resulting in completely destroyed seating surfaces and cracked dashboards. The shame of it is that this cockpit looked nicely preserved before obviously being parked outside for eons, with the aftermarket woodgrain steering wheel a favorite among enthusiasts. The door panels look to be suffering from years of sun exposure as well, so the sedan’s interior will need a complete gut, most likely. The shame of it is that the four-doors aren’t super desirable, so this will be a labor of love for the next owner.

I believe the sedan is powered by the more powerful 2.0L introduced in 1977, as the fake wood trim inside the cabin would denote the late ’70s production. These four-cylinders produced very good power for the era, with just a tick under 130 b.h.p. on tap for fans of this driver-centric brand. Obviously, handling was always an Alfa Romeo strong suit, so that would be a feature that transcended model year updates. The engine bay on this example isn’t as bad as I would expect in terms of nests and pilfered parts, but with such little information offered by the seller, one has to wonder what sort of ailments the next owner will find. But if both cars can be bought for $1,500, who cares?

The fastback is the car of choice here, and seemingly worth the purchase price by itself if the drivetrain isn’t terminal. I love the stickers in the window that clue you into the car’s past, both of them from UCLA – one a parking sticker, and the other denoting membership in the school’s band. I wonder if the individual that put them there has any idea his former pride and joy are residing in what looks like a wrecker’s yard at the moment. These Alfa Romeos will not be cheap to restore even by the proficient DIYer, but there’s a treasure trove of parts and possible driver euphoria awaiting the next caretaker of this forgotten pair.


  1. Luki

    They don’t run but you should.

    Like 6
  2. Jim

    Interior looks like someone let a wolverine loose in the car.

    Like 4
  3. Stangalang

    Freaking tasmanian devil at full spin🌀

    Like 1
  4. JudoJohn

    Must have sold, listing deleted.

  5. Willowen

    Painful to look at; I certainly hope they get a good home. However, as California cars neither would have the stated horsepower; my Alfetta GT was pushing out maybe 85 hp or so on a good day. The only full-powered GT I’ve seen here was owned by a friend who will go unnamed; he managed to register it as a ’74, and promptly converted it to Webers! Mine was also rescued when its new owner had it completely rebuilt into 49-state specs and took it to Colorado. Upside for everyone: it’s the only car deal I ever made any money on!

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  6. t-bone bob

    Looks like a good deal even at $1500 each

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