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For sale my 72 Berlina 2000 Rosso Amaranto, original California blue plate. Owned and restored this car over the last two years. Mechanically very strong, smooth SPICA original 2 liter, it pulls extremely rapidly from 2K to 5K like twisting a tap, there is power above 5K, but I don't have any need to beat on it. Good oil pressure, solid exhaust, all hangers and mounts, very nice sound. Good SPICA complete system with good t/a, new Bosch blue coil, came with MSD type system. I have replaced the headgasket, bosch inline fuel pump, flex fuel hoses, waterpump, radiator has been boiled and rodded, no cooling system issues, cooling hoses, fan and shroud, both master cylinders, slave cylinder and braided clutch line, SPICA and fan belts, motor and trans mounts, guibo, center support and balanced driveshaft, shifts well, no driveline issues. Upgraded to 4:10 LS differential, better cruising and use of the power band through the gears. All fluids, pads, filters, etc. replaced and maintained.

Suspension has been rebuilt, front bushings, balljoints, tierod ends, rear trailing arm bushings and trunion at diff(poly). New shocks, front are NOS Monroe hydraulic, rear KYB gas; the combination with the stock springs (installed all good appropriate front and rear spring mounts) gives excellent handling and ride characteristics. Brand new Sumitomo 195x65x14 mounted on factory magnesium Turbinas.

Installed HD battery, good charging system, very reliable. I was out of commission for about a month so the car sat, then started right-up. Also has cut-off switch on battery, good operating signals/flashers, horn, gauges along with the blower and heater, good wipers, parking feature works! The clock is a nice decoration. Working/matching door and trunklocks. I have installed an isolated, relay controlled, circuit with a switch under the steering column for the cold start solenoid

The interior door panels are not cut, the seats are extremely comfortable and supportive, I have the redone headrest and all ancillary parts for installation, fresh headliner, very tight cabin, complete original seatbelt sets New inner and outer door seals, the doors panels have been linered. The body is very solid, good doors, original rockers, jack points. The car has good panel fit. I removed all crap under the carpets down to bare metal all corrosion was removed, where necessary new metal was welding in (mig) then treated and the entire floor was painted with POR15. The carpets were back with 1/4" closed cell foam for insulation, the main sections are removable (snaps) The interior firewall nasty insulation was replaced with new 1/2" closed cell foam. Personal steering wheel and Nardi shift knob, both wood, leather shift and e-brake boots. Dual AM-FM-CD with speakers externally mounted to the front kick panels. Has the parcel tray and front seat hinge covers (usually missing). Nice trunk, new filler boot, larger fuel tank (has been cleaned, new mounting gasket and trim) with locking fuel door. I have liberally used many stainless steel fasteners throughout.. Removed cleaned and reinstalled both inner fenders on both sides. Emblems are new, badges are nice. Has good original rear view mirror with removable panoramic clip-on attached

Car is very attractive, tight, clean, a great driver, a very nice example of arguably the best year and color for the Berlina blah, blah, blah. It is not perfect, there is a flaw in the new windshield, (windshield does not leak) lower right hand corner (passenger) it is not in the swept area, so its legal. doesn't appear to be going anywhere, except away from trouble, but a disappointment to me. The fuel gauge works, but drops off faster than the consumption. The paint is nice, even, bright and shinny, from some angles you can see waviness in the roof panel. Most folks won't notice unless pointed it out, but it's there. The rear defogger is not hooked up. Most of the trim is original, it cleaned very well but like the rest of the car is thirty-five years old. Comes with clear CA tittle, registered through April 2008, original owners manual and large sales brochure. I have changes coming into my life so unfortunately for me, my Berlina must move on. The pictures in this thread have all been taken in the last two days. Please come drive it away $11,500
Thank you

More restoration pix & info

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/showthread.php?t=39320

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/showthread.php?t=25621
 

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OOOOOOH, AAAAAAH...very nice. Is that the original grey rubber trunk liner? I've also been wondering how the jack mounts. Thanks for the pics. I really like it. I still have lots of work to do on my 73.
 

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OOOOOOH, AAAAAAH...very nice. Is that the original grey rubber trunk liner? I've also been wondering how the jack mounts. Thanks for the pics. I really like it. I still have lots of work to do on my 73.
Thank you for the compliment. The trunk lining pieces are original to the Berlina. I should mention that the photos were taken in very bright sunlight so there are quite a few sun reflections that show in the photos, also the restoration items I listed is only is onlyy a partial survey of the work done.
 

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Rogerspeed Berlina

Strikingly beautiful, well done Roger.
 

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Beautiful. These cars are very well built compared to many Alfa models. Friend of my had one of these, and put about 280k miles on it with no rust or engine rebuild, not even a repaint of the OEM silver grey. Still looked very nice when he finally sold it. Even the inside vinyl for the seats and dash was soft and undamaged (he used ArmorAll frequently).

Not quite as funky as the earlier Giulia Supers (IMHO a neater car), and not quite as good looking as the later Alfetta Sedans, but still, a cool car. Always liked the seats in these earlier Alfa sedans.
 

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72 Berlina

Dear Roger,

I Will Be In Orange County Tomorrow And Would Like To See Your Car. I Believe I May Have Spoken Toyou At The Rose Bowl.

What Is Your Phone Number?

Please Call Me.
Tom
626-483-2117
 

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I have seen the car and it is just as Roger says......NICE!
Randy
 

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value

If anyone is out there pondering the value of the price of an alfa such as described and viewed, all I can say is Buy IT. For this amount of money, in this day and time, the fun you will have with it is worth twice as much!! (you can reclaim almost all of the investment without too much pain if life heads south)

Just my opinion, but I took the plunge two years ago and its golden.

Respectfully,

JQ
 

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Rogerspeed,

The price that you are asking is bargain. You always get the best deal buying a restored car. I am in the process of restoring my Berlina, it will cost me at least 10K for restoration, and so far The car had cost me 9K, plus the aggrevation and your time, so someone can do the math.

My prediction is 1 week until this car is sold.

Goodluck and the lucky buyer will be very happy!!!

Giorgio
 

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Thank you for the compliemnts, right now I'm playing phone tag with some interested parties.The Private Message system (PM) is a good way to communicate, you just right click on my screen name above the post next to the avatar.
Several have asked, I should have mentioned in the intial post, the redone matching headrests and all the mounting trim and adjusters come with the car. I like the lowback euro look better, It is a simple install to put the headrest and adjuster in place, but once installed they can't be removed without leavinhg holes in the upholstery. Thank you
 

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last set of pix

last set of pix, got a new halogen bulb for illumination. Buy this Berlina now!
 

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