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  1. WJHMH

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    I remember the Milano but this is the first time I've seen one of these in the US, let alone Dallas, TX. Very interesting to see these still on the road.

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  3. TheMayor

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    The owner likes to dress up in leather and chains for fun.

    "Thank you sir! Can I have another!" :)
     
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  4. JoeCab

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    IMHO that's a Milano that someone put European 75 badges on. Most likely a 2.5 liter Milano "Gold" edition based on the mirrors and red/amber tail lights.

    Very few 75s had the accordion bumpers the US spec. Milanos came with.
     
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  5. bjwhite

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    Yes, certainly a Milano, and not a Verde at that. Someone put the 75 QV badge on the back. Interesting that the trunk lid has the Verde spoiler, but still has the non-Verde upper fender trim that should blend into this spoiler.

    These are great cars and drive extremely well with one of the world's best engine notes.

    I had a Verde for 6-7 years? Maybe something like that. I ended up selling it last year.

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    5 will get you 10 that it has

    1) the ABS warning light on
    2) the airbag warning light on
    3) the check engine light on

    I'm an alfa fan but the torque steer and poor reliability really hurt these things.
     
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  8. bjwhite

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    What the heck are you talking about?
    Torque steer? They are RWD.
    Airbag? These things don't have airbags.
    ABS warning light? It's the same Teves system used on the 348/355. For mine above, you'll see the light on. I had recently replaced the rear calipers and didn't have everything buttoned up fully.

    Otherwise, with all due respect it doesn't sound like you have the slightest clue what you're talking about.
     
  9. TheMayor

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    My mistake: Alfa 164 has the torque steer problem.
     
  10. bjwhite

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    Ever driven one?
     
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    164? Sure.
     
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  13. JoeCab

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    These cars were pre-OBD, so there's not really a check engine light either. There are a variety of warning lights, such as low oil level, low oil pressure, low engine coolant, etc. but not a master CEL light per se. It's all attached to a large display called the "ARC" or Alfa Romeo Control unit - very 80s!

    They are actually pretty simple and reliable once sorted out, and being the last RWD chassis Alfa until the 4C and Giulia came along, they have quite a cult following.
     
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    Don't know why TheMayor is talking rot about the Milano.

    There were ABS issues, but it was down to the missing diagnostics. I wrote several articles on how to fix the Teves system very easily.

    http://www.geocities.ws/MotorCity/Downs/3837/absdebug.html

    DeDion rear suspension was excellent rear wheel drive handling, especially when using the Alfa SZ parts.
     
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    My only issue with these cars was not having enough power out the hole to beat an E36 BMW 325is
     
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    Looks like the car had its trunk replaced with one from a 75 somehow.
     
  17. Natkingcolebasket69

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    Ah The 75-my uncle has one growing up. (I’m
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  18. bjwhite

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    Unlikely. Rear trunk lid (including spoiler and red tail light blend piece) from a Verde and a 75 QV badge. And wheels from a GTV6.

    I still have that exact badge as NOS I was going to put on my car. My car had lots of 75 stuff on it--the center console logo, the tail lights (proper amber indicators--yet the clusters look red), the grille, the headlights, etc. Basically like a 75 3.0 America as sold in Europe. I wanted to do the side indicators as well, but I never got around to cutting the front fenders for them.
     
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    Where did you take these pictures? Looks like east side of the cascades somewhere. I would love to go for a drive wherever this is.
     
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    Leavenworth near and at my in-law's house.
     
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    Always had a soft spot in my heart for these cars and their funky styling. One of these days I've got to give one a try. (One buys old Alfas with the heart, not the head)
     
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    Love the V6 motors in these cars. To bad they never put a 3.0 in the GTV6 other than in South Africa as it's lighter and has better handling and a shorter wheelbase. The Milano was funky in alot of ways, until you got it set up(lowered). I had 5 of these cars over the years and all but one is in Alfa heaven now, but their motors live on. Still have spare 3.0 and 2.5 Milano motors in storage. I am a parts collector I guess
     
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  23. 71Satisfaction

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    LOL - I don't own a Milano, but indeed I have procured a 3.0 from a deceased Verde waiting for its time to be called up for duty in our GTV6..

    The Milano came out in the US right about the time I was graduating college. I was diving a 76 Alfetta Berlina 2.0Spica at the time and I remember the local Foreign Car dealer letting me take a 2.5 Milano out for a test drive (Silver, Gold or Platinum I don't recall, but I still have the sales brochures from that visit). Definitely no slouch for its time, and handling was great in a brand spanking new car. The e-brake was a little funky. So was the styling but it was an Alfa and that was enough for me to find reasons to love it. There have a loyal following. A going time admirer-but-before-owner Alfa friend in Boston just bought a beautiful Verde from the West Coast..

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