Purchase Price: $3,000
Final Cost: $5,212
Selling Price: $7,000
Work Completed: New clutch kit; flywheel resurfaced. Steering rack rebuilt. New timing belt, tensioner, water pump, power steering belt, and starter motor. Exhaust manifold repaired and gaskets replaced. New brakes and CV joint boots. New radiator hoses, fuel pump, and injector wiring.
Notes: Mike and Ant mentioned that the car was the last Alfa Romeo model sold in the U.S. before the company pulled out of the country in 1995. Ant referenced the car’s history as a taxi in Rome. Sold at asking price in exchange of another 164.
Mike doesn’t often pick a dud, but this one certainly fits that category. Sure, Alfas have a great reputation as a driver’s car, but they are also supposed to look the part – the 164 does not. Let’s be honest, it’s just a boring box of a car with no styling no matter how much work Ant puts into it.