1978 Alfa Romeo Alfasud 1.3 Super
Only 15,850 miles from new; 5-speed manual; few owners; Ziebart protected from new; incredible rust-free condition; find another!
The Alfa Sud was a brilliant car – innovative, unburstable and dynamically excellent. As everyone knows though, it suffered terribly from dodgy steel syndrome and as a consequence, the Sud had the ability to crumble into dust before one’s very eyes.
How remarkable then, to find one that has survived in such amazing condition – no doubt aided by the fact that it has been Ziebart protected from new, has spent much of its life tucked away in private collections and has only covered 15,856 miles from new since December 1978.
In fact, it has had just four owners to date, the first keeping it until his death in 1984 at which point it was put into storage until being rescued by Veloce of London in 2000. They lightly restored it before selling it to the second owner who kept it for two years before it was sold to an Irish collector who kept it in Carcoon storage until our vendor acquired it to join his own collection of highly original cars in 2018.
Treated to a thorough recommissioning with many new parts and a new cambelt by WAD Developments, it drives beautifully as we can confirm after a lengthy test drive across the Welsh Marches when we first went to see the car. Finished in original Bianco Capodimonte and with the desirable 5-speed gearbox, it comes with two sets of keys and a good history file including many invoices, six old MOTs (the last of which expired in March 2020 with no advisories recorded), the original handbooks, a workshop manual, Brooklands Alfasud book, period sales brochure plus much else besides.
Quite possibly the most original and low mileage Sud surviving, it is eminently worthy of joining yet another collection but that seems a shame because it is just so much fun to drive!
For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email [email protected]
Reg No: PWL369T
Chassis Number: 5030630
Engine Size: 1286CC
Docs: Old style V5; 6 old MOTs; invoices; owner's handbook; workshop manual; Brooklands Alfasud book; period brochure; photographs etc
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