Lot 116 - 1984 Alfa Romeo Alfasud
|Odometer reading||64,420 miles|
|Result||Sold - £7,358|
- Upgraded to a 1.5 litre engine
- Low mileage with comprehensive history
When it went on sale in 1972, after first being launched the previous year at the Turin Motor Show, the Alfasud rewrote the book. Given that Alfa Romeo had no experience of small front-wheel drive cars, the sheer dynamic excellence of the flat-four powered Sud came as a shock, leaving the opposition grasping at straws in order to catch up. In 1976, Alfa Romeo trumped the standard Sud by reworking it into a gorgeous hatchback and the results were predictably fantastic. Styling was handled by Giugiaro who, of course, had penned Alfa Romeo's most praised design, the 105 Series and, who at the time was probably the best designer in the world in terms of drawing cars that were simply 'beautiful'. The Sprint, in many people's eyes, eclipsed the already desirable Alfetta GTV.
This Alfasud was originally sold by Amersham Motors Ltd on 14th April 1984 and is finished in Avorio (Ivory) with beige velour trim. Starting life as a 1.3 SC example, this Alfa Romeo benefits from a 1.5Ti engine upgrade together with Ti trim alterations. A comprehensive history folder accompanies this pretty five-door hatchback with receipts and MoT test certificates dating back to the point of registration and confirming the mileage of 64,420 to be correct. The original service books together with the handbooks are present. In 2001, with an odometer reading of 62,741, the car was put into storage; she was recommissioned in 2018 with the odometer being 62,982 at the point of the MoT test. Showing no signs of any accident damage or corrosion, this Alfasud appears to have completely original paintwork and is a very sound, solid example. Last serviced by Thorobred Cars in Laleham in February 2021, a complete set of Goodyear tyres were fitted at the same time. This Alfa Romeo Alfasud is supplied with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 7th February 2021 with no advisories.
Guide price £6,000-£8,000
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