1987 Alfa Romeo Milano - Silver Edition, RUNS AND DRIVES OUT GREAT!!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Alfa Romeo
- Model: Milano
- SubModel: Silver
- Type: Sedan
- Year: 1987
- Mileage: 95,904
- VIN: ZARDA1146H1076419
- Color: Alfa Red
- Engine size: 2.5 Liter V6
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Dove Tweed
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1987 Alfa Romeo Milano Silver
Here’s another rare, nice running Alfa we’ve acquired for our eBay customers. This Milano represents the zenith (and one of the final years) of what many of us consider the last “true” Alfa Romeo i.e. a balanced, rear wheel drive sports machine. Milanos were considered to be one of the best handling sport sedans of their time. Because of the rather unique configuration of engine in front and transmission in the rear of the car, a near perfect balance and neutral road handling was achieved. These are the perfect rally car! With Alfa returning shortly to the U.S. market, you’ve gotta wonder if the new cars will live up to the past. You’re welcome to contact me with any questions during the auction. My name is Mark and my direct number is 206/914-1173. You’re welcome and encouraged to make an appointment during business hours to inspect and test-drive as well. As a respected Ebay seller with many satisfied online buyers, I want you to bid with confidence knowing that this Milano runs and drives as it should and that it is being properly represented to you!
This car sold new back on July 8, 1987 at Exotic Motor Imports LTD. here in the Seattle Suburb of Bellevue, Washington. Along with the free and clear, unbranded title we received the original window sticker, owner’s manual, maintenance booklet and dealer directory in their factory folio to pass along to the next caretaker (the previous long-term owner also supplied a complete work shop manual I’ll be sure to include).
The un-retouched photos really do tell the story. The exterior wears excellent bright red factory-color paint. Vehicles here in the Pacific Northwest hate body rust and we find no evidence of any here! Yes, we get a bit of drizzly rain, but hardly ever any snow so our winter roads are never salted. Please free to climb over, under and around the Milano - I know you’ll come up smiling!
Take another good look at the interior pictures. The carpets front and rear are absolutely like new. There is fabric breakdown on the driver’s front bucket, hence the seat covers. The passenger bucket is near perfect. Both are very comfortable with no perceived broken seat springs or dissolving bolster foam. From my photos you’ll see the 160 MPH speedo/odometer reads just 95,900 miles. Because of the cars age and short time it’s been in our possession, I have no idea if they are accurate or correct.
Mechanically the Alfa appears strong and in good shape. Even after sitting in our storage warehouse for a few days at a time it’s never failed to start right up literally at the first crank – you just can’t beat these high-revving fuel-injected V-6s! The five-speed transmission shifts between gears as it should, although one must be gentle to avoid gear grinding. I usually pump up the clutch several times before going into gear from a stop. The brakes feel just fine to me.
The matching radials appear to have at least 80-90% tread wear remaining all around. Having owned a number of Alfa’s over three decades, I’ve developed a great appreciation for their style and overall driving experience. I KNOW you’ll be proud to own and drive this great sedan.
In total, this is a clean, smoke-free car. I take pride in the vehicles we sell and feel that you should know as much about them as possible. Accordingly, here is a list of the good and also things needing attention: The car idles, runs and drives as I feel it should: strong battery and charging system, no overheating, and no brake pull or alignment issues! I had my mechanic do a quick once over last and all that was needed was a fresh set of sparkplugs. The only real issues I find are: The ignition cylinder locked up a few years ago so the last owner removed it and installed a starter button and ignition toggle switch hidden below the dash. The key is still used for the electric door locks, which work great. The factory A/C system wants to blow warm. A portion of the headliner fabric sag just a bit (I think it could easily be re-glued into place). A number of the gauges read inaccurately. On the good side, the radio is fine as is the steering is tight. The Ferrari red paint is in great overall condition and still holds quite a shine, having been re-sprayed to the factory color in the recent past. You won’t find rust bubbles in any of the usual spots under the paint. The entire undercarriage is in great, solid condition for a 28-year-old car! Portions of the exhaust system have also been replaced. Still needing to be done: a new windshield.
Please BID WITH CONFIDENCE and know that you are purchasing a nice car from a respected Ebay seller. I want you to be happy with your purchase (and with me) and that’s the main goal! Please don’t be upset if I miss other minor flaws or an unforeseen problem! No used car is perfect. Having said that, I have every confidence in this Alfa and the way it drives!
Because of the amount of money involved in buying a vehicle, I require that Ebay members with a feedback history of five (5) or fewer transactions call or email before placing a bid. If I don’t have this initial contact, your bid may be cancelled. The phone number to talk directly to me, as outlined above, is 206/914-1173. Please feel free to call any time during the auction. My name is MARK.
A Few Additional Terms and Conditions:
A nonrefundable $500 deposit is due within 48 hours of the auction’s conclusion. The balance is due by cash or certified funds within seven business days unless prior arrangements have been made with me. I can accept bank cards, but I’ll first need to invoice you and ask that you cover the 3.5% fee our processer charges. Please remember you are bidding to buy and I fully expect the winning bidder to fulfill their Ebay contract! You’re not bidding to hold or then come inspect and test-drive the vehicle later -- You’re more than welcome to do this before the auction ends.
If you decide to have theMilano transported home, there are scores of companies to choose from. We ship vehicles regularly and I'd suggest that you get a transport bid from Dependable Auto Shippers (DAS). They're Ebay's preferred transporter and will give you a fair quote. Call them directly at (888) 817-6203. Give the phone rep my affiliate number (2362642) and they can pull up all our information for a station-to-station or even door-to-door quote.
For west coast bidders, we have a great hauler that delivers quickly to Washington, Oregon and California at reasonable rates.
As another alternative, you might get bids from the U-Ship.com website. You’ll be able to choose a transport broker from multiple offers. The zip code for pick-up would be 98002 (Auburn, Washington). The shipping of the vehicle and company chosen are the responsibility of the BUYER.
TheAlfa can be stored free of charge at my location for up to two weeks after the auction ends assuming full payment has been received. After that period storage is $20 per day.