Used Car of the Day: 1979 Alfetta Sedan

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

used car of the day 1979 alfetta sedan

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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  • Probert Probert on Jun 13, 2023

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

  • 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.

  • Dusterdude The "fire them all" is looking a little less unreasonable the longer the union sticks to the totally ridiculous demands ( or maybe the members should fire theit leadership ! )
  • Thehyundaigarage Yes, Canadian market vehicles have had immobilizers mandated by transport Canada since around 2001.In the US market, some key start Toyotas and Nissans still don’t have immobilizers. The US doesn’t mandate immobilizers or daytime running lights, but they mandate TPMS, yet canada mandates both, but couldn’t care less about TPMS. You’d think we’d have universal standards in North America.
  • Alan I think this vehicle is aimed more at the dedicated offroad traveller. It costs around the same a 300 Series, so its quite an investment. It would be a waste to own as a daily driver, unless you want to be seen in a 'wank' vehicle like many Wrangler and Can Hardly Davidson types.The diesel would be the choice for off roading as its quite torquey down low and would return far superior mileage than a petrol vehicle.I would think this is more reliable than the Land Rovers, BMW make good engines.
  • Lorenzo I'll go with Stellantis. Last into the folly, first to bail out. Their European business won't fly with the German market being squeezed on electricity. Anybody can see the loss of Russian natural gas and closing their nuclear plants means high cost electricity. They're now buying electrons from French nuclear plants, as are the British after shutting down their coal industry. As for the American market, the American grid isn't in great shape either, but the US has shale oil and natural gas. Stellantis has profits from ICE Ram trucks and Jeeps, and they won't give that up.
  • Inside Looking Out Chinese will take over EV market and Tesla will become the richest and largest car company in the world. Forget about Japanese.