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. The Alfasud was immediately commended by the media for its styling. In 1976, Alfa Romeo trumped the standard ‘Sud by reworking it into a gorgeous coupé and the results were predictably fantastic. Designing 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 Alfasud is considered one of Alfa Romeo’s most successful models, with over a million examples manufactured between 1972 and 1989. It is believed fewer than 100 registered ‘Suds are left in the UK.

This Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti Quadrifoglio Verde was first registered on 28th January 1983 and has been under the same family ownership since 1993. She is presented in Rosso red with a vinyl and cloth interior trim and boasts a raspy 1.5 boxer engine producing 105bhp through a five-speed manual transmission. The Quadrifoglio Verde (Green Cloverleaf) was Alfa Romeo’s performance-topping Alfasud and, at the time of its release, was considered Italy’s rival to the Golf GTI. In addition to its uprated engine, the Alfasud QV bares several distinctive features to signify its sporty status, including 14-inch Speedline alloy wheels, twin-headlights, spot lights, a rear spoiler and ‘Ti’ flecked seat covers in black and red. This example also has a fitted sunroof – a factory option at the time of production.

Spending its first twelve years as a daily driver, the car later retired to life as a classic toy, with recurring periods spent in storage. The Alfasud was restored circa 1995 and in 2009, with an odometer reading of 91,987, was put into dry storage. She was recommissioned earlier this year with the odometer being 92,015 at the point of the MoT test.

Showing no signs of accident damage, this Alfasud is a remarkably sound, solid example. Nearly £4,000 has recently been spent on recommissioning works to include new Weber 40IDF carburettors and cambelts, a reconditioned driveshaft and alloy wheels, rolling road assessments and a comprehensive service carried out by classic Alfa Romeo specialist Thorobred Cars. As result of these works, the 1.5 boxer engine performs impeccably with a current power output of 114.2hp – some 8.8% more than factory specified. A comprehensive history folder accompanies this Italian hot-hatch with receipts and MoT test certificates dating back to the point of registration and confirming the mileage to be correct.

MoT certificate timeline:

  • 29,049 Miles (14/01/1986)
  • 37,649 Miles (17/12/1986)
  • 47,804 Miles (13/01/1988)
  • 52,969 Miles (22/11/1988)
  • 55,576 Miles (19/01/1990)
  • 56,907 Miles (17/01/1991)
  • 57,916 Miles (31/12/1991)
  • 65,792 Miles (01/02/1994)
  • 73,216 Miles (14/04/1995)
  • 89,907 Miles (17/04/2002)
  • 90,232 Miles (19/06/2003)
  • 90,477 Miles (14/07/2004)
  • 90,563 Miles (08/07/2006)
  • 90,730 Miles (28/08/2007)
  • 91,987 Miles (27/04/2009)
  • 92,015 Miles (30/04/2021)

The Alfasud is considered one of Alfa Romeo’s most successful models with over a million examples produced between 1972 and 1989. It is believed that there are fewer that 100 registered ‘Suds left in the UK, making this QV a rare and highly sought-after survivor.

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