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poohbah

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Any Sandgropers after an easy 164 project?
« on: January 22, 2021, 11:04:17 PM »
Anyone in WA looking for a relatively easy 164 project?

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/st-james/cars-vans-utes/1989-alfa-romeo-164-3-0-v6-4-speed-automatic-sedan/1265498716

Went and had a look to see what condition it was in purely because it turned up in a normal used car lot.

Apart from faded paint on the roof, and the paint having completely cracked and deteriorated on bootlid, it was remarkably straight. Apparently traded by someone who inherited it from their father (who had it serviced by Cilebertis, so Leo would probably remember it).

Interior was in great shape for cloth trim and body was very straight, no dings, and only one visible spot of rust on rear RHS corner of roof. Seemed to run really well, and looked like had been well maintained prior to the owner passing away, though is due for belt change.

Apart from needing boot and roof repainted, the most obvious issue is the sunroof - clearly hasn't worked in a long time so had been bodge-sealed in place.

Without prompting, the dealer suggested I could take it for $3500.

All in all, it looks like a relatively affordable project for anyone after an unmolested standard 3.0L 164.

« Last Edit: January 23, 2021, 03:36:03 AM by poohbah »
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