Bodywise, it doesn't look to be in bad condition. What the drivetrain is like, who knows.
BTW, did notice the Jeepster in the picture background. Both my father and Barb's father had one of those. Actually, my father had one of the original design, one of the later early 50's design, and then one of the much later 70's? design with the automatic w/Hurst shifter and V engine.
All of them were absolutely terrible cars, total death traps.
I remember the first time we took that last one out into the wilds of Eastern Oregon, and a rear leaf spring hanger broke away from the frame rail, while just on paved roads. It had been very poorly welded, with almost no bead, and had just broken off. Local farmer welded it back up again for $20.
Had to laugh in a sad way, because my father had always said that my Alfas would fall apart within a few thousand miles, being Eyetalian junk, of course. I didn't rub it in, esp when the Sprint GT had 260k miles on it when I sold it.
Alas, he never did have a decent car as I was growing up. The 67 Olds 442 was junky, lots of stuff not working right, terrible handling, the Buick was a huge boat with more chrome on the inside than out, the Caddie kept losing seals in the tranny and the rear axle. the only cars he really liked were the Mazda 5 door 626 and the Merkur. He really liked that Merkur, as even with the automatic (20 less hp?), it ran very well, was solid, had lots of goodies, and handled pretty well. Plus, he could drive it downtown, being not that big a car.
As for myself, I stuck with Alfas, and haven't looked back in all these years.
1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Last edited by Del; 03-25-2015 at 10:04 AM.