The Alfa Romeo Alfasud – An Insight On A Rare Italian Classic

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. Despite their sophisticated engineering, Alfasuds had an ominous reputation for suffering from corrosion, predominantly due to the poor-quality steel used in their manufacture. As result, it is believed fewer than 100 registered ‘Suds are left in the UK.

 

Our Alfa Romeo Alfasud For Sale

Our Alfasud for sale was originally sold by Amersham Motors Ltd on 14th April 1984 and is finished in Avorio (Ivory) with beige velour trim. Starting life as a 1.3 SC example, this Alfa Romeo benefits from a 1.5Ti (105hp) engine upgrade together with Ti trim alterations.

A comprehensive history folder accompanies this attractive hatchback with receipts and MoT test certificates dating back to the point of registration and confirming the mileage of 64,420 to be correct. The original service books together with the handbooks are present. In 2001, with an odometer reading of 62,741, the car was put into storage; she was recommissioned in 2018 with the odometer being 62,982 at the point of the MoT test. Showing no signs of any accident damage, this Alfasud appears to have completely original paintwork and is a remarkably sound, solid example.

Last serviced by Thorobred Cars in Laleham in February 2021, a complete set of reconditioned Speedline wheels and Goodyear tyres were fitted around the same time. This Alfa Romeo Alfasud is supplied with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 7th February 2022 with no advisories. A rare survivor.

 

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