Alfa Romeo Alfa Sud 1.5 Ti For Restoration Spares or Repairs
Sale price: £1,292.00 make an offer
Pending offersDate: 2019-05-06
Mrs Williams (from Tiverton, Devon) offered 1250 gbp
Car location: London, London, United KingdomSale type: Fixed price listing
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Alfa Romeo Alfa Sud 1.5 Ti For Restoration Spares or Repairs for sale
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They say you're not a true petrolhead until you've had the pleasure of owning an Alfa Romeo.
HISTORY OF THE ALFA ROMEO ALFASUD
Alfa Romeo is a world-renowned car marque that has been manufacturing cars since the formative years of the industry and have been in and out of public hands for over a century. These were times when it was fine for state-owned companies to produce goods ‘by the people. for the people' but unfortunately. the people tasked with putting together the new Alfasud had lots of experience producing olive oil but no experience producing cars.
Alfa's boss Guiseppe Luraghi wanted to build a small car but needed financial help from the Italian government. In return for their cash (the not inconsiderable sum of 360bn Lire). the government. in the interests of redistributing manufacturing into the poorer south of Italy (‘Sud' is Italian for ‘south'). stipulated that the cars needed to be built in Naples. a deprived region over 300 miles from Alfa's corporate HQ in Milan.
With no tradition whatsoever of manufacturing cars. 15. 00 unskilled workers were taken on to work in the state-sponsored Pomigliano d'Arco factory and amid wild accusations of corporate espionage. theft. poaching and treason. Austrian engineer Rudolf Hruska was taken on to oversee the project. Although Hruska's appointment was deemed highly controversial – he had previously worked for VW. Porsche and Alfa Romeo – it was seen by many as a masterstroke in the development of what was to become a very important car.
Alfa Romeo had a clear ethos that the very best automobiles are created not by committees of accountants and lawyers but by highly creative and talented individuals and by putting together the dream team of Hruska (engineering and design). Aldo Mantovani and Carlo Chiti (engineering). Carlo Bossaglia (engine development) and Federico Hoffman (suspension). they produced a spectacular car. on time and on budget.
The cherry on top of this particular cake was that the tech was cloaked in a beautiful suit by none other than Georgetto Giugiaro. With a brief to make a cheap small car that was easy to maintain yet still hold true the Alfa spirit and character of fun driving. the team literally re-wrote the Alfa rulebook.
The star of the 1971 Turin Motor Show – no mean feat since the prototype Lamborghini Countach was launched at the same event – the Alfasud was a four-door saloon with a flat-four 1. 2-litre Boxer water-cooled engine with 62bhp. Unusual for a car of this size was the addition of elaborate suspension. four-wheel disc brakes and rack and pinion steering. It also had excellent aerodynamic properties thanks to a low centre of gravity resulting in handling and performance that wouldn't be matched in similar-sized cars for 10 years.
Over the duration of the Alfasud's lifespan. a number of iterations were produced:
Alfa Romeo had explored building a smaller front wheel drive car in the 1950s but it was not until 1967 that firm plans were laid down for an all-new model to fit in below the existing Alfa Romeo range. It was developed by Austrian Rudolf Hruska. who created a unique engineering package. clothed in a body styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro of ItalDesign .
The car was built at a new factory at Pomigliano d'Arco in southern Italy. hence the car's name. Alfa Sud (Alfa South).
From 1980. all Alfasud models got a facelift that included new lights. instruments and bumpers and the ti was given a twin-carb version of the 1. 5-litre Sprint engine. In 1982 the four-doors were replaced by five-doors and to compete in the emerging hot hatch market led majestically by the Golf GTi. the last version of the ti was an uprated 1. 5-litre named Quadrifoglio Verde (‘Green Cloverleaf') which came equipped with 14” rims and low-profile tyres.
This Alfa Sud 1. 5 Ti
1983 Alfa Romeo AlfaSud Ti 1. 5
Found in storage. 98k miles. No history but logbook present.
We have put fuel straight to the engine and a battery and in turns over fine and wants to fire. but needs plugs and timing setting.
Ti interior is in good condition . But bodywork will need complete restoration inc welding.
This will need trailing and can be collected from Norfolk or Bromley South East London Kent .
Well worth restoring as prices are soaring good examples fetching £7500+ and immaculate ones £15. 00+. Note it does have the full set of alloys.
Winning bidder to leave a deposit of £250 within 1 hour of auction ending. by paypal and the balance on collection.
For further information please call me on 07481 865353
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Comments and questions to the seller:from Andy Turner, dated 18 august 2019
Bit confused by pictures.
Some show rear spoiler, bumper present, some don't. Which pictures are it's present state.
Same with alloys. Appreciate you say not all alloys present, but how many are.
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