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Hello Alfa Fans!

Having never owned an Alfa before I am looking at taking the plunge on a 3.0 V6 75. I really like the look of these cars and appreciate the RWD format. However, I have little idea of what goes wrong with them, and don't want to buy another project car.

I have seen one on eBay that I want to go and look at. It seems to be in good condition from the pics, what should I be checking when I get there? I will obviously check the usual engine health items, but what about electrics, are they as bad as the jokes?

A little checklist of things to look for and some tools to take with me would be great.


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Seen this one before, looks like a good buy and pretty sorted.

Ive had a few now , look for -

A well used one! They do NOT like sitting!!

Rear caliper seize and are big pain to change and not cheap!

You want to visit this site for buyer guide - Alfa 75 - Index page

The guys are great and know EVERYTHING there is to know!

Rear arches rot under bodykit. Jacking points and under the rear lights and round the rear windscreen rot.

So check if they have been done or not.

You want to know the condition of the prop donuts and the rear engine mount and rear gearbox bushes as this will affect your drive with drive line shunt and vibration.

So get under (dont use the jacking points if they at all look crusty!) and check for cracking rubber in these places.

2nd gear syncro always goes but can be driven around with slow change, factor 500+ for rebuild if you decide to go that route. The gearbox does like to warm up so give it a good run to check properly.

Electrics on mine have always been ok to be fair. Fans stop working as water drips from above and corrodes the connections so simply needs cleaning up.

Fixing a rusty/worn out one is WAY more expensive than getting one done like the one you are looking at. Judging by the listing I would be looking for bodywork as he seems to have done the standard problem spots. Make sure new arches where put in or cater for doing this.

They are AWESOME fun and will make you grin everyday you drive it!
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Just get rid of that bloody awful rear spoiler if you do buy it
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Ditto on Spoiler!!! Does exactly what is says on the tin!
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