Do keep in mind that the Alfetta drivetrain is a little more complicated, with foibles unique to that setup. Mainly the drive line from engine to transaxle, with it's rubber donut couplings, and the inboard rear brakes. Same as with the later Milano/GTV6, but at least, with the lower power of the Alfetta engine, the driveline generally has a longer lifetime than those V6 versions, the Milano and GTV6.
Clearly, the 79 would be the best of the Alfetta series, but still, you are looking at a very old car, so keep that in mind. You don't say where you are, but if the car has seen salty roads, be aware that Alfettas in general were not all that rust resistant. Look for rust around the front shock towers, for instance.
Our 75 sedan rusted like there was no tomorrow when we had it back east in DC, but the 78 didn't at all when we had it in the NW, with no salt worth talking about, the rain washing it all away quickly. Supposedly the 78/79 were better protected but still, well, you get the idea.
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; 02-23-2016 at 10:02 PM.