I dunno - I started with an Alfetta sedan 15 years ago, and have owned one or more ever since. I think they're fantastic cars. I think I know the car you're looking at - red '78 sedan, with the aftermarket wheels on it. It looks nice, and I think the guy owns other Alfa's, so it should be at least as good as it looks. Can't help with the smog question - but the current owner should be know. Be critical when test driving - listen for strange/unusual noises or vibrations that seem odd. A tight car will be free of any noise other than engine/exhaust growl and possibly tire noise. Research knowledgeable mechanics in the area and see if you can't arrange to have it inspected (best money spent). Good luck and keep us posted - the car's been offered for a while now, so I'm not sure if it has any issues or just no one in the area is interested.