Lot 853-1989 Alfa-Romero Milano Verde


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The 3.0 Litre version of the original Buso-based 12 Valve V6 Italian engine is legendary for it’s smooth power delivery and sultry sounds! With more power than the original 2.5 litre, the top of the line US-model Milano Verde 3.0 litre had it all – ABS brakes, Recaro seats, Veglia instruments, 15″ wheels and a 5-speed manual transmission!This was the LAST rear-wheel drive Alfa Romeo sold in the USA and the sport-performance characteristics are evident in it’s near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution! Production numbers were VERY low for this range-topping model (and many were converted to race cars, crashed, stripped, converted, or just otherwise neglected.)This is truly a driver’s car, that doubles well as a daily driver during the week with its 4-doors, but also as a fun car for the twisties or the track on the weekend.Engine was professionally rebuilt at 80,000 miles and the car now has 134,000 on the odo. Vehicle recently underwent a major service at Group 2 Motorsports including a new timing belt and tensioner, valve adjustment, brake system flush, oil service, water pump, thermostat, fuel injector and induction system cleaning, as well as a cooling system flush.The transaxle also had a fresh gear oil change with high-grade Redline oil.We sourced a roll of the replacement Recaro material for the seat inserts and had those recovered. The roofliner was removed and the material replaced. (The dash shows some cracks and that’s next on the list of aesthetics for a new owner to address.)It’s a great survivor and fun to drive. It runs sport springs, new Bilstein shocks and some other suspension upgrades that still offer a very compliant ride, but the car handles well in corners! A set of lightweight 15″TeamDynamics wheels and the stereo are the only two after-market visual modifications (beyond the mildly upgraded suspension and brakes.)The air conditioning pump was removed by the previous owner to save weight and because he didn’t use it, but can be reinstalled. Other than this, the car runs nicely and operates as it should.