1991 Alfa Romeo 164 S

The Alfa Romeo 164 lacks racing history. It isn't a sports car. It has considerable Swedish provenance. And yet, if we were to recommend a single Alfa Romeo model to someone seeking to experience the Alfa Romeo brand, it would be the 164 - the 164S in particular.

Competence in curves, great gear ratios in the 5-speed manual gearbox, and a fat power band that is rewarding no matter where the tach needle is pointed all combine for a sports sedan with undeniable Alfa Romeo DNA. The styling is of an era, but above all, it is intentional and deliberate like a true Alfa Romeo.

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Year: 1991
Model:  Alfa Romeo 164 S
Engine: 3.0L V6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage:  124,700
Price: No reserve auction
Location: Fountain Valley, CA

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CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 Alfa Romeo 164 S

-Rare Car In Mint Condition
-Superior Shiny Paint 
-Lots of Service records
-Runs Excellent
-Smooth strong engine & transmission
-Suspension settings work as they should
-No funny noises
-All glass is intact
-All light assembly's are in excellent condition
-Clean undercarriage
-Engine & Exhaust Sound great
-Everything works (windows, seats, sunroof, trunk release, power antenna) 
-No warning lights (except Intermittent Airbag light)
-Great Tires & brakes
-Tow attachment
-Nice condition leather interior (no rips or tares)
-Clean headliner
-Have to see it in person to appreciate condition
-Downsizing Fleet is reason for sale

Known Faults:
AC is not cold (I have not investigated the cause)
Overhead Unit has a couple of cracks in it. 
Head unit works but is old
Minor interior cosmetic flaws

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The 164 S features a higher compression V6 than the base models, delivering slightly more power without resorting to dual overhead camshafts. The benefit here is in both ease and cost of engine service, since the S model lacks the coil-on-plug ignition of the later 24V models, and has a simpler timing belt system. This particular model shows a very clean engine bay, and while the 164 is know for its excellent rust-proofing, a California car such as this example should be very clean underneath.

Between the red paint, the sport model exterior add-ons, and the unfamiliar (to most) manufacturer, this 164 S is sure to draw plenty of comments at the gas pump. It's quick enough to dust almost an (stock) Alfa Romeo to come before it, and it's a joy to drive. If you're looking to experience the Alfa Romeo brand, and don't need the wind in your hair or an older classic in the garage, this 164S is a great point of entry.

-Graham

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