Having owned Alfas since 1966, I know that the body structural condition is the primary consideration when buying one of these cars, as they can be very difficult and/or expensive to bring back, if at all. Mechanical problems can usually be fixed with much less hassle/trauma, even if it takes some money, since it is parts replacements, not extensive body re-fabrications and finishing.
Trouble is, wanting/adoring such a desirable Alfa can put multitudes of stars in one's eyes (alas, it's being human), thus ending up blind to existing faults, even when they might be relatively obvious. I feel for the guy, hope it turns ok in the end, for both him and the car.
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; 04-10-2019 at 02:45 PM.