Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Since you're in Italy you can be your own agent, which can be fun. You'll find a lot more Supers in Italy than just about anywhere else in Europe (where there are still substantial numbers) and, while prices are going up in Europe, they are a still a bit cheaper in Italy. It's still possible to find the pristine example that's been in the same family for decades, but is now for sale . . .
That said, I don't at all recommend that you spend time looking for a good deal. Instead focus on buying the best car you can find. You'll pay a premium for a premium car but you'll appreciate that approach in the long run.
Before you get serious about buying a car, however, I suggest that you spend some time at the local US Consulate finding out about the ins and outs of shipping a car out of Italy to the States. Every country is different so it pays to talk to someone who knows the ropes. The commercial officer at the Consulate should be able to get you pointed in the right direction.
Once you find a car, it goes without saying that you should never buy on looks alone. Even if you're good with cars, it never hurts to have a 3rd party Alfa shop check the car out for you. Everytime I've done that some things were always discovered that, in my enthusiasm for the car, I'd overlooked.
Good luck on your search and keep us posted.
Jim . . . '72 Super 1300, '70, 1750GTV, 2nd series,
'62, Lancia Flaminia Zagato3c, 2nd series