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I am very new to the Alfa game, having only had my 1979 Alfetta Sport Sedan a few days. It seems that most sites I go to for replacement parts do not robustly support my car. Is there something I’m missing in terms of component compatibility with another model, or what I should be searching for? Is there a more ubiquitous term for my car than ‘79 Sport Sedan?
Sorry if it’s a silly question or there is an obvious answer, and thanks in advance for your help!
 

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Hi AM, not a silly question as we all had to start somewhere - welcome to the forum , as you are from the US suggest you try here for more help, Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986) , my understanding of the Alfetta (model series 116) is that panels and interior parts are more difficult to come by than the 105 spider, if yours is the 2l engine it is very similar to the (Nord) engine used in several other models so parts not a problem for that - good luck
 

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They were sold under different names in different markets. Although, some parts will be specific for US market cars.

Not sure what sort of parts you are looking for. Basic service parts (filter etc)? Extended service parts (suspension etc), or special parts (body parts trim etc).

Are there specialist Alfa Romeo people, or specialist 'Italian' workshops/parts suppliers in the USA? Maybe they can supply specialist knowledge and parts for your car.
 

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These guys should be able to help:


And this will be a good source for help:


Please do keep in contact with us in the UK, its good to hear from fellow Alfa owners in the USA.
 

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this is a useful suppliers list:
(some will no longer be in business, but the core good suppliers are all there and still in business)
don't be put off by using UK or European suppliers
Sometimes they can get you parts quicker than USPS from State to State can! (and they can even be cheaper to buy in the first place)

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Thank you to everyone for your help!
I have seen my car called by Alfetta, Sport, and Sport Sedan. It’s good to know that it is a model 116! Is it also known by 2000?
I’m looking for interior parts, trim, headlights, etc, I’m not in desperate need of anything at the moment, I just have an insatiable urge to tinker and beautify!
Centerline is actually just a 45 min drive from me, so that will be a great resource! It’s amazing how scarce spare OEM equipment is for this car.
 

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Unfortunately, Alfettas have been unloved in the US since they were new. However, in the last few years interest in the cars has started to grow.

Many of these cars ended up as scrap. Even the largest Alfa Romeo recycler in the US crushed Alfettas pretty much after removing their engines and transaxles. So, used parts for these cars are really hard to find.

Centerline doesn't sell used parts anymore. So, the only thing they will be able to supply is tune up parts and filters.

Get a parts manual for your car. This will help you figure out what is missing.

I would shop eBay.it for some of the parts you're looking for. Alfettas are much more "common" and appreciated in Europe. Becomes a member of the AlfaBB and post an add. Just be careful for scammers. The community there will help you discern who is a scammer and who is not. Pay attention to the number of posts that a member has made. For instance, you've only made 4. So, I would not buy from you if you advertised. It's all about longevity in the community.
 
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