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post #16 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-16-2015, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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I was just working on pics; I see a few things like the shift knob, radio, and what looks to be a missing seal along where the hood closes against the body...
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A few more.
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Is this a dealer car or a private sale?

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Dealer; they've serviced the car for the last fifteen years. Local Italian owner, clean Carfax...
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Does not have the correct exhaust manifold. Should find out why. The one on the car is more restrictive.

Wonder if that is in the history.

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Does not have the correct exhaust manifold. Should find out why. The one on the car is more restrictive.

Wonder if that is in the history.

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Will definitely find out...
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Also, what is that red thing beside the power mirror switch?

Beautiful looking car BTW.

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Also, what is that red thing beside the power mirror switch?

Beautiful looking car BTW.

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I thought that might be an alarm indicator?
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Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....a dealer car. Was he an Alfa dealer? Or what does he sell new?

You have a lot more room with a dealer. He wants to sell the car.

Find out the history of the car, if he's serviced it, you should be able to see all records. If not, raise an eyebrow but not much else.

Find out what the PO traded for and how much they gave him for the Alfa. He might not tell you, but it's the type of q that shows you're looking at this logically and not emotionally,. Emotions=impulse buy.

Repainted? Body work? Why wasn't the hood weather stripping replaced? Look at door jams and see if they're the same color and consistency as the body. A well kept 35k mile example should be wearing it's original paint. Check the body carefully.

Typically if the radio is changed, a good system is put in. If not, it says something about the owners willingness to spend. Frankly after you buy a Spider and take out the **** resonator you'll never listen to the radio anyways. But still.

Don't show your emotion. At best this is a $15k car, dealers always mark it up to negotiate down. See if they can add an extended warranty, which you should seriously consider demanding if the price stalls.

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I have a red 87 Quad with 36,000 documented miles that I am considering selling.
New soft top, new grey leather with red stitching, hardtop, new Pirellis, well maintained with records.
PM me if you have any interest. I can send you detailed pictures and info.
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well it does look a very nice clean S4!

From here it ticks a lot of boxes (fine Interior, super clean engine bay etc)

@ Vin: The exhaust manifold: I think that is just the photo making it look like the old one piece manifold.....notice the undrilled round protrusions/bumps...those only came on 2 piece manifolds.
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well it does look a very nice clean S4!

From here it ticks a lot of boxes (fine Interior, super clean engine bay etc)

@ Vin: The exhaust manifold: I think that is just the photo making it look like the old one piece manifold.....notice the undrilled round protrusions/bumps...those only came on 2 piece manifolds.
I checked the photos again; its definitely a two-piece manifold. Can barely see the line between the two pieces, but the bend and curvature also gives it away. Thanks.
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@ Vin: The exhaust manifold: I think that is just the photo making it look like the old one piece manifold.....notice the undrilled round protrusions/bumps...those only came on 2 piece manifolds.
I think it is still a one piece.

Here is a picture of the S4 two piece on mine at relatively the same angle.

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You can see between the #1 and the #2 right to the block.

On the car in question, you cannot.

Maybe its a one piece from another ALFA that fits or its from a different model year?

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