Used Car of the Day: 1991 Alfa Romeo 164S Show Car

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

used car of the day 1991 alfa romeo 164s show car

Here's your chance to own a car that has a small part in car-show history. This 1991 Alfa Romeo 164S was once stolen from a Concurs.

Apparently, it was found/returned with no damage.

The owner says the car is in great shape and has lived its life in California and Colorado, and he or she wants $12,500. The mileage is a bit unclear but it's around 124,500.

The seller says that about $2K in maintenance has been done recently and the tires have less than 400 miles on them, but the A/C needs a recharge. He or she says the car was involved in one crash at some point, and there is a damaged sunroof header panel. The seller also points out that the car seems to have been resprayed at some point and the airbag light is on.

So, it seems like the mechanicals are in good shape and the car runs well with some minor cosmetic issues.

If that strikes your fancy, click here.

[Images: The seller]

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  • RHD RHD on Jan 19, 2023

    Nice looking car, except for the black windows. It's not a good daily driver, but will find a home with someone who loves Alfa Romeos and is willing to fix all its faults.

    They did a great job detailing the wheels - it looks practically new - too bad they didn't detail the engine equally well!

  • Wjtinfwb Wjtinfwb on Feb 24, 2023

    I once owned a late '90s Suburban that had perpetual A/C issues. I bought it new and about every 7 months it needed A/C service, which the Chevy dealer always did under the 3 year warranty. Until 3 years was up. Then they came clean, said continuing to recharge the system was illegal because refrigerant was leaking into the atmosphere and, that the reason for the leak was a defective compressor that slowly self-destructed and contaminated the entire Front & Rear A/C systems. Would be about $3k to overhaul the entire system. Much screaming and legal wrangling later, the dealer agreed to cover the labr and I paid for the parts, still cost me about $1700. Recharging an A/C is like putting a band-aid on a bullet wound. You're only buying a few days before a much more painful and expensive procedure.

  • ToolGuy Seems pretty reasonable to me. (Sorry)
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