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I can't imagine how you throw that one past the Calif DMV, but I guess there are states that will accept it.
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I suspect Washington state might accept it, as it is more than 25 years old, pretty much anything goes, and as we no longer have smog or safety checks.
 

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I can't imagine how you throw that one past the Calif DMV, but I guess there are states that will accept it.
Right! Check out the license plates. It appears that it isn't registered here.



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I suspect Washington state might accept it, as it is more than 25 years old, pretty much anything goes, and as we no longer have smog or safety checks.
I suspect the phrase in the CL ad: "Imported by military Veteran" is shorthand for "the seller just rolled it onto the military transport bringing the rest of his household goods back to the States and US Customs doesn't know this thing is in the country".
 
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That happened a lot. A friend who was in the Navy talked about all the stuff they brought back from Japan, Korea in various transports, evading customs.

I'd still think, no matter what if you bring it legally into Calif, you still have to smog it if it's 76 or later. They won't have this in their database.
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The ad states "the car is all original." Are those polka-dot seats original?

Interesting, there are two of these for sale in the states at the same time: 1979 Alfa Romeo Sprint great every day driver! | eBay
Yeah the trim is original.
There used to be a lot of these on the road here. Pretty rare site these days. They suffered from rust more than any other alfa.
22k USD ? I think there should be a decimal point 2.2K
 

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Interestingly, most states have exceptions for cars brought back by Department of State individuals, or military servicemen. Not sure how much of an exemption they are are allowed, but it's better than "nope".
 

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Quite amazing.
So after the end of the Milano the only alfa available to you guys for a few years was the 164.
The last 2 years before Alfa left. 94 and 95. 164's only.

Still had the Spider until 93 after the Milano ended here.
 

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Interestingly, most states have exceptions for cars brought back by Department of State individuals, or military servicemen. Not sure how much of an exemption they are are allowed, but it's better than "nope".
And there may be such an exemption in California for a Department of State individual, or military serviceman who brings in his/her personal vehicle. But selling it to someone else, and passing along that exemption, is the issue.
 

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The feds might let State Dept folks and foreign dignitaries etc bring in special stuff, but I don't think most states had provisions for it. Again, smog checking is all-encompassing in Calif for 1976 and later with very few exceptions. If they don't have it in the database you can't smog it.
He mighta brought it in, but it has what, Portuguese papers?
In the 80s and 90s, the US got 115 spiders through 95, Milanos, GTV6s, 164s. That's it. We suffered, and still do.
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The feds might let State Dept folks and foreign dignitaries etc bring in special stuff, but I don't think most states had provisions for it. Again, smog checking is all-encompassing in Calif for 1976 and later with very few exceptions. If they don't have it in the database you can't smog it.
He mighta brought it in, but it has what, Portuguese papers?
In the 80s and 90s, the US got 115 spiders through 95, Milanos, GTV6s, 164s. That's it. We suffered, and still do.
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Some pictures showing Spanish (Madrid) plates on front and rear
 

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This is a Alfa(sud) Sprint Quadrifoglio Verde , seems to be the 1700 , 116hp version, quite scarce these days, and especially in this condition and with such low mileage. These were great little cars with very entertaining road holding for the time, better than most of the competitors of the era. $22k might be a little optimistic, but even in Italy the asking price is around the €15k mark.
 
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