Archive for February, 2014

Quattroporte – 1978 Alfa Romeo Alfetta Berlina

February 27, 2014

By now you’ve probably realized that any reasonably-priced Alfetta, as long as it’s not a complete non-running dog, will show up here. That means the clapped-out 1979 sedan with rust on every panel and four flat tires is out, as is the 1976 coupe with 20 years of dust on it, but the 1975 project car is in, as is the 1978 driver. And that’s what we have here in this 1978 Alfa Romeo Alfetta Berlina, also known as a Sports Sedan, for sale in Miami, FL with no bids, an opening bid of $500 and 9 1/2 days to go.

1978 Alfa Romeo Alfetta Berlina right front



Fair, Fat, and Wide – 1979 AMC Pacer DL Wagon

February 26, 2014

Everyone who grew up in the 1980s has at one time or another mocked the AMC Pacer, when they were just weird old used cars. Ignoring the ordinary old-tech engine, the AMC Pacer was a very innovative car when it was introduced. The fishbowl design allowed for great visibility, a perimeter frame and built-in rollover bar, along with a longer passenger door for ease of access, allowed for improved safety. It was equipped with rack and pinion steering and the engine and front suspension rode on a separate subframe, isolated by rubber bushings. The original plan was also to include a rotary engine, so the ancient engine was actually simply AMC’s Plan B. You can find this 1979 AMC Pacer DL wagon for sale for $3200 in Redmond, OR.

1979 AMC Pacer DL wagon left side


Small Bumpers – 1973 Mercedes 450 SEL

February 26, 2014

As a follow-up to the cheap-meat W116 Mercedes 280SE from late last year, there are other options out there for you if you’re put off by the questionable origin of that car, albeit at a much higher price. Incidentally, that car is now down to all of $450, with a bit more of a realistic description of the car’s needs. And that puts today’s feature car at a significant multiple of the cheap-meat one – you’ll pay 8.5 times the price to have a car you won’t have to smog that’s also said to be in good condition. Check out this 1973 Mercedes 450 SEL, for sale for $3800 in Sacramento, CA.

1973 Mercedes 450 SEL right front