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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-18-2019, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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1986 Alfa Spider Quadrifoglio Oppurtunity

Hello all fairly new to this sight but it seems like the best out there. I have an opportunity to buy a 1986 Alfa Quadrifoglio for under 7k. Has 128k miles no rust so they say? Going to look at it this Saturday. Is there anything I should look for or hear when I take it for a road test. What would be the most important Red flags of concern? Any suggestions would all be welcomed.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-18-2019, 06:20 PM
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This is a good start:
Alfa Romeo Spider FAQ - Things to look for when buying a Spider

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-19-2019, 07:11 PM
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Put it on a lift..rust..leaks...damage..ect
At that mileage, they should have a place which will do a compression check
Service records?? at least annual oil&filter receipts
Use a magnet across nose, fenders, ect for body filler
tires not older than 6 years (8 years is Max service life regardless of tread depth!!)
Give us pictures if you get her!!
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Park the park with one wheel at a kerb. Doors should open and shut.
Lift the car on the front corners (one by one). If you hear something like mouses knibbling: rust
Bad oil pressure on the meter? Ignore it, most off the time a faulty sender, but you can use it as a price argument.
No lift at your disposal? Just take some pictures with your phone. Hold it near the ground slighly canted upwards. This will give quite good results.
Is the radiatorvan positioned in the middle off the shroud? If not, bad engine mounts.
Position of the gearlever? Transmission mounts.
Does the suspension bottoms out? Too tired springs.
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An Interesting parallel post..
Just ahead of yours
"Buyers checklist?
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Palermo"
Buona fortuna!
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Thanks for all the input. Going to see it today with my trusty magnet,cell phone camera along with a list of other check points. Will report back with results.
Thanks All!!
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