Used Car of the Day: 1979 Alfetta Sedan

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Two Alfas in a row! That might not happen again for a long, long time. This Connecticut-based 1979 Alfetta sedan is for sale for $9,999.


The engine has 88K miles on the clock, and the owner has replaced key parts and claims it runs and drives well. The seats need stitching -- that's clear in the photos. The tires are new but the A/C doesn't work. Overall it seems like the car is in decent shape but will need a bit of work, mostly on cosmetic stuff.

Check it out here if you're so inclined -- and remember that this car has a "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" connection.

[Images: 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 Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. 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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  • Probert Probert on Jun 13, 2023

    N0t sure this was a good vintage. Alpha = Fix It Again Tony

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    • VoGhost VoGhost on Jun 14, 2023

      Akshully, Fiat bought Alfa in 1986, but your point remains valid.


  • John John on Jun 13, 2023

    Actually, I believe FIAT purchased Alfa in 1986, but agree that this would not be my Alfa of choice, even from that period. A Spider Veloce, GTV-6, or even the quirky 75/Milano - sign me up.

  • Irvingklaws Was a must have for my wife's new car. After years of windshield mounts, trying to keep the sun off the phone, wires running across the dash, etc...it's been a welcome upgrade. Don't have it in my current (old) car, just a stock stereo with the aforementioned windshield phone mount and wires...which is fine enough for me. But if I upgrade the radio with an aftermarket unit, the first thing I'm looking for, after separate volume and tuning KNOBS, is Carplay. Note, I've yet to find an aftermarket head unit meeting these basic qualifications. The infotainment in my '17 GTI had both of these and was near perfect, I'd be happy with that unit in any car.
  • Haze3 Near must have... car guy make car, software guy make software THAT I CAN USE EVERYWHERE and not just on some specific brand of truck/car/suv.
  • Wolfwagen If there is no Rust or rot this would be a good buy when MB craftsmanship and engineering meant something. While I prefer the 500 or 560 for the larger engine, this is good
  • Wolfwagen Tim, Now you should ask the B&B who we want to succeed and why. You could limit it to EV or non- North American MFGs.
  • TCowner I consider it mandatory for the navigation purpose - using a phone in a Weathertech cupholder in my old Town Car just doesn't compare. However, I don't use it for anything else (i.e. music, etc) and don't find that important.
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