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AR 75 TS for sale (AKL)

I'm selling my 1987 Alfa Romeo 75 Twinspark as I've bought another car. I purchased it at 151083 km at which point it got a new clutch and new brake disks and pads. Was planning to part it out and keep the motor but I just don't have time to do that at the momnet. Fully registered and warranted.

I have a wad of receipts as I've spent a horrendous amount of money on it over 8 years.

New Bilsteins, front lower balljoints, Dobi lowering springs and polyurethane bushings throughout rear de-dion at 155083 km.

Full engine and gearbox overhaul at 157533 km. New rings, bearings, valve guides. Injectors cleaned and balanced. $608 labour on head, $1227 labour on block + lots of parts. Custom polyurethane engine mounts were installed. Engine runs fantastic.

Overhauled driveshaft (bearings and new guibos) at 168060 km.

New battery at 172197 km (July 09).

Current mileage 175600 km.

Comes with:
AC evaporator has new diaphram valve and was pressure tested (not yet gassed), cost $178.
Ronal A1 15 alloys with worn Dunlop FM901 tyres.
Brand new front clear indicators were installed by me when I bought it.
Will provide hardcopy of service manuals.
Car has a Panasonic cassette deck and 8 disk CD Changer.
Car alarm installed.
The ARC control works!
Nardi leather steering wheel
Towbar
Engine bay painted red during engine rebuild.

Problems:
Exhaust rattles like you wouldnt believe. I think the resonator has given way. I redid the rear half of the exhaust last year.
Bodywork is ratty. It wont win any concours. Paint isn't the prettiest.
Drivers window needs a push to close, just needs alignment.
Engine leaks a little oil. Whose dumb idea was it to use cardboard instead of decent rubber seals?
Gearbox has lost self centering. Easy fix once gearbox out.

I'm asking $1800 on the basis that it has had a large amount of expenditure (all receipts have been kept for last 8 years). At that price I'll throw in the following:
New unused AC drier.
Overhauled AC pump (not yet installed).
Spare tailights and headlights.
Spare radiator & fan.
Spare AC condensor.
Spare side window.
Number Plate "AR75TS".



This photo was taken when the body was tidier!

Some more photos of the engine work I did here:

Alfa 75 Rebuild

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Hi Richard

I have a set of 5 ,15" Campagnolo alloys with newish gt radial rubber (less than 5k) , would you consider a trade for the ronals ?

Let us know either way

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Would prefer to sell as a package.

Would make a great value spares car for you!!!

Will put it on trademe for visibility.

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Now on trademe.

Phone literally rang 5 minutes after I put the ad on!

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Hi Richard

I guess for all its many faults TradeMe is quite useful for getting attention when you are selling a car isn't it?

The TS looks very nice with the Ronals on, they really are a lovely style of alloy for the 75/GTV6/GTV series aren't they.

Best of luck with the sale mate. What has it been replaced with?

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Replaced with a 2000 model BMW 528i. Time to get a safe comfy car for wife and baby. Nice cruiser but no where near as fun to drive as Alfa.

Was keen on an Alfa 166 but they were a bit out of my price range.

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Replaced with a 2000 model BMW 528i. Time to get a safe comfy car for wife and baby. Nice cruiser but no where near as fun to drive as Alfa.

Was keen on an Alfa 166 but they were a bit out of my price range.
Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggh gone to the Germans
166s are priced pretty competitively these days though but yes I know what you mean and parts are far more plentiful/supported for German cars than Alfas I guess.

Alan from Te Atatu hasn't called about the TS has he?

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Now on trademe.

Phone literally rang 5 minutes after I put the ad on!
Good luck with the car

If it hasn't gone by May I will have the money

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Car is now sold, and so finishes my second bout of Alfa ownership. Don't know what will be next, but I'd like to think an SZ!

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Well done Richard, nice to see you weren't mucked around with selling the car.

I am in the process of acquiring a 1988 TS at the moment - red too, but no Ronals unfortunately.

All the best, Aaron.

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Well done Richard, nice to see you weren't mucked around with selling the car.

I am in the process of acquiring a 1988 TS at the moment - red too, but no Ronals unfortunately.

All the best, Aaron.
Are you starting a Alfa museum Aaron

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Seems like it sometimes But no the 90 has to go within the next week or so. Hopefully someone will buy it on TradeMe or I will pull it apart and keep the engine and anything of use for the TS. I've got until March so should all work out. How is England at the mo....chilly??

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Seems like it sometimes But no the 90 has to go within the next week or so. Hopefully someone will buy it on TradeMe or I will pull it apart and keep the engine and anything of use for the TS. I've got until March so should all work out. How is England at the mo....chilly??
Good luck with the 90 , hope the ts comes through

The English winter is pretty miserable , when its not raining its snowing but after spending a couple of weeks in Czech nothing England can through at you seems cold

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Hi Aaron , are there any other options for keeping the 90 viable , so few of them around , used one as a tow car for the race car a few times, possibly even that one ?? quite enjoyed it ....... would there be any interest out there in a reasonably good 3.0 75 ? , one seems to have joined my herd .

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Yeah it was really nice for the three months or so I drove it But no, I need the driveway space for the TS.

I know parts supply are pretty dire for 90s so the practicality of keeping one on the road is marginal even if I wanted to keep it live. Even in Aussie where they are far more common replacement headlight/tailights are beginning to dry up. I know that about three years ago there was only 1 NOS 90 windscreen available in NZ.

A pity though overall. Now a 3l 75 would be a much more attractive proposition for someone.

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