Used Car of the Day: 1984 Alfa Romeo S3

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Looking to either work on a classic or give yourself a lot of headaches while also watching your money slip away at a high rate of speed? Well, have we got the used car for -- a 1984 Alfa Romeo S3 convertible.

This car has A/C and electric windows and the seller was in the process of restoring it when he or she lost access to a garage. The car has a rebuilt alternator, rebuilt starter, and new vacuum hoses. But it also has some rust.

It won't cost you a mint, though -- the seller wants just four grand.

Check it out here if you dare.

[Image: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Inside Looking Out Inside Looking Out on Mar 09, 2023

    No, no, no, no.

  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Mar 10, 2023

    I do love a good convertible. Except there *are* no good convertibles.

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    • MaintenanceCosts MaintenanceCosts on Mar 13, 2023

      You're not wrong. All convertibles, including mine, suck. They're too heavy, they sacrifice a lot of interior and trunk room, they are going to leak later if they don't now, and they require more maintenance.

      But they are the only way to cruise in the open air on that perfect warm evening right after sunset, and so we deal with it.

  • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Mar 10, 2023

    You're getting warmer. I'm a sucker for rusty Italian cars named "Fiat".

  • Goatshadow Goatshadow on Mar 12, 2023

    Remember the magazine ads for Alfas back in the 80s. They never showed the cars, just a set of keys with the Alfa badge laying amongst some suggestive luxury goods. They probably couldn't get a working car to the photoshoots, so just went with that idea instead.