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I've always liked Alfa Romeo Milanos. If fact i had an advertising poster of the Alfa Milano and the later 164's on my room as a teenager in the 1980's. When I worked in Philadelphia, there was probably the last independently owned AR dealer in the mid nineties. I use to walk in the dealership and still see pristine GTV6's, Milanos and 164s. I should have pulled the trigger then, but did not at the time. By the time I left Philadelpia in 2002,that dealership finally closed.
@MattC: You'll enjoy these pics of Rchen's GTV6.http://rchen.smugmug.com/Cars/1986-Alfa-Romeo-GTV6/12012590_4ZVqr#P-1-16
I loved my Milanos and haven't found any car as satisfying to drive. Can you imagine a transaxle equipped, rear drive family sedan with torsion bars and control arm suspension up front and a deDion out back being released even today? It must have seemed like lunacy when that chassis debuted in 1974.
@midelectric: Dang. Did everyone here either own or covet a Milano?
Hey! That's my blog. Though I don't think I update it enough to be a blog.I have a bad habit of having good intentions to keep a blog only to never create content.The Milano has been a wonderful car. I did the timing belt and water pump earlier this year and even got the a/c working.Of course, now that it is mechanically sorted, I'm trying to jump ship to a Biturbo. The Milano will stick around for awhile though. Once I am confident that it is good to go for a daily driver, I'll offer the Milano as a sacrifice to the Gods of Automotive Attention Deficit Disorder. Hopefully come spring I can find a La Forza as a beach/camping/tow vehicle.
Oh, thanks for linking to my blog, even if it does create embarrassment at my lack of posting.
@m4ff3w: I am impressed with your McGyver abilities with that Alfa. Now, a LaForza. Where are you going to find one?
Craigslist, of course!There was recently one in Seattle for $1000 and a rusty one in Buffalo, NY for $900.A fellow on the Grassroots Motorsports message board was selling one with with a 351W powered bronco (intention was to swap the 351 into the LaForza) for $2010. I Believe he still has it.LaForzas show up on eBay with regularity as well.
@m4ff3w: Keep us posted on the LaForza/BiTurbo quests!
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