1991 Alfa Romeo 164 S - 48k miles - $7900 - Santa Clara, CA

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Less than eight grand seems like a really good buy for a well-maintained Alfa 164 in S trim, especially with the desirable 5-speed manual gearbox. The worry with these is getting one that’s behind on maintenance, but this example has been well looked after, with prior owners springing for new axles, brakes, and belts, plus a water pump and timing belt, all within the last year.

There are a few minor cosmetic issues, including wear marks on the driver’s seat and a scuffed passenger mirror, but not much to worry about if you’re planning to drive the car.

It’s offered on craigslist HERE by a private seller (and apparent Alfa enthusiast) in the Bay Area for $7900.



These are so cool. More 90’s cool than even that Saab 9000.

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Agreed! Fun fact: the 9000, the 164, and also the Fiat Croma and the Lancia Thema all share the same basic chassis, called the Type Four platform.

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Wasn’t the Thema the car that came with the 3 liter Ferrari engine?



Yes! They’re pretty rare, with only about 4000 produced. I posted one here a while back that I found for sale a few years ago. Haven’t seen another one listed since…



Wow, I didn’t know we actually got those here. I think I first heard of them on Top Gear or something so I just assumed they were Euro only.

Really cool background on the engine. That’s the kind of car you go flying around in just to hear that motor scream.

Nice sound indeed.

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Great video – the sound is nuts!