1986 Alfa Romeo Graduate
Purchased from an old friend. 57,000 original miles, excellent with just a few small ding/dents and scratches but barely noticeable, very very good original paint, no rust underneath on floor pans, inner sills, chassis, etc.
Engine pulls strongly, no smoke cold or hot, transmission works well with better than average synchromesh, we checked brakes and rotors and pads look good, we can see a new driveshaft center bearing, seems to have a new top, interior is very clean with no real signs of wear and test, spotless trunk, very clean engine bay, all gauges work, older stereo works, a/c works, overall a very nice car for the money.
And on the road, exceptional handling, great ride, has a far more solid feel that a comparable Fiat, and the 2 liter all aluminum twin cam fuel injected engine really pulls strongly. Top takes a few seconds to up or down and seals very well. These are great cars with wide parts availability (I didn't like the headlight chrome rings, a snap to find new ones), and from my experience (I have owned my Alfa for ten years) quite reliable.
Not much to add.........most of these cars are rusty, ripped apart, generally worn out as one might expect on ANY 34 year old car. But I suspect this example has led a charmed life, always garaged and babied since new. And ready to drive anywhere.Inventory Number: NE-1986-9