1988 Alfa Romeo Milano 3.0 Verde RWD, 1 of 800 made, rare Italian car

Price: US $3,350.00 Item location: Willoughby, Ohio, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Alfa Romeo
  • Model: Milano
  • SubModel: Verde 3.0
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: Verde Sedan 4-Door
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 94,843
  • VIN: ZARDA1242J1051019
  • Color: Gray
  • Engine size: 3.0L 2959CC V6 GAS SOHC Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1988 Alfa Romeo Milano Verde 3.0

Questions, please call me at 440-339-4341.
This is a no reserve listing.
This is my 1988 Alfa Romeo Milano Quadrifoglio Verde 3.0 sedan with only 94,000 miles. This is a pretty rare car, as only about 800 of these were made and sent to the USA.
The Milano was Alfa's last RWD sedan sold in America. In Europe this car is known as the 75, celebrating Alfa Romeo's 75th anniversary. This is actually a transaxle car, as the transmission/differential and even the clutch are in the rear of the car to achieve a nearly perfect F/R weight balance.
The standard Milano had a sweet-sounding 2.5L V6 and was considered a very good performer. However, Alfa saw fit to give us Americans something even better, the Verde model. This car uses a 3.0L all-aluminum V6 with a manual transmission, limited-slip rear differential, inboard rear disc brakes, gorgeous factory Recaro sport seats among a whole host of upgrades. This was by far the top-of-the-line Alfa Romeo sold in the USA at the time. Unfortunately, the high price meant only a few hundred were sold.
This Milano Verde has an impressive (for 1988) list of luxury and technology equipment including power moonroof, ABS brakes, heated seats, power locks and windows, A/C, etc.
The sound of the Busso Alfa V6 engine in this car has been described by Jeremy Clarkson as "pure opera". Personally, I'd rate a few inline-6 and flat-6 engines fairly high as well, but regardless this is a beautiful-sounding engine.
The engine sound as well as the chassis balance, handling, seating position, steering, shifting, in fact nearly everything about this car was optimized for driving enjoyment and performance.
This particular example has been collector-owned for at least two decades. The car has always been garaged, and has been well-kept and well-serviced. It has most recently had the alternator replaced, starter rebuilt, various wiring/gauges repaired and replaced, oil changed and otherwise serviced and looked after by an Italian car specialty shop here in Ohio.
The previous owner recently rebuilt the engine with performance pistons, upgraded cams and rebuilt heads, etc at a cost of over $4000. The exhaust was upgraded to an ANSA system as well, and does not currently have catalytic converters fitted. The wheels are beautiful 16" Masitaly Italian wheels with very good tires.
The paint and body are very presentable and look quite nice. This car has zero exterior body panel rust- this is a super clean, very well-preserved and nice condition exterior. The underside is completely clean and solid. The paint quality is very good, it carries normal and expected minor nicks, marks, chips, scratches, and other minor flaws, but it looks very nice overall.
The interior of the car is in great shape. The Recaro seats have no wear or rips in the unique fabric. The carpets are in good condition and the plastics and upholstery are in good shape. The dash shows some very minor cracks and the headliner sags just a bit in the rear seat.
This car runs and drives very well. The engine, transmission, suspension, steering, etc are working very well. This is a reliable and dependable car. All of the gauges are working properly and the car runs and drives nicely. It holds temperature perfectly and shows great oil pressure. This is a nearly 30-year-old Italian car so it isn't absolutely perfect of course, it takes a few cranks to start sometimes, the windshield is cracked, the rear power windows do not work, the ABS light is on, the hydraulic brake assist is sometimes less powerful than I'd expect and the vehicle monitoring display in the center console doesn't really work. There is no radio installed.
This is a very rare, very fun and very unusual Italian sport sedan.
The title is clean and clear, ready to transfer.
Located in my heated warehouse in Willoughby, OH.
You can fly in to Cleveland (CLE) and drive this car home. You can also have the car shipped. Call Angels Transport at 530-245-0481 for a shipping quote.
Questions, email me or call/text me at 440-339-4341.