The history of my 1984 Alfa Romeo Alfetta QO
when I purchased this car in 2000 it was all standard, with the 2 liter 4 cylinder North engine complete with Bosch Motronic electronic fuel injection, and variator timing developing 130 bhp (96 kW) @ 5400 min-1 and 182 Nm @ 4800 min-1. Supplied with trip computer (not working of cause), 4 electric powered windows (three out of four working)air condition (still working perfectly!), internal lights everywhere (works occasionally), single disconnected electric powered mirror (which in fact is the only one, as I intent to keep the exterior of the car as original as possible). 172000 km on the clock, and counting...
Color : Metallic Electric Blue (Metallic blue), with pale gray interior trim (prior to changing)
Note the license plate, this is not quite according the Danish traffic legislation... but hey, It came more or less directly from Italy, where rules are for guidance only. The car looks tired and sad (especially without the fabulous Alfa Romeo logo), but only until you start up that magnificent 2 liter fuel injected engine of hers - I just can't get enough of that crispy sound!
The tires which was mounted on the car when I received it, must have been the original ones from 1984. They were totally dried out and it felt almost like driving on wet ice, even on dry road...
I have had my hands everywhere on the car numerous times. I know every bit and piece of it and barely need a light to find my way around the in- and outside of the car. This doesn't mean that it is in perfect condition, but it's definitely VERY healthy. This is the type of car where there is always an excuse to spend a Sunday below it or inside somewhere... Laughing But hey isn't that WHAT LIFE'S ALL ABOUT???
As the car looked in 2005 prior to repairing the front wings and mounting of the front spoiler (note the rust on the lower front left wing below the front bumper).
Finally with the front wings repaired, the lower front spoiler on its right position - and the logo in it's right position NEAT!!!
Spring 2007 with the "new" 7*16" Speedline look a like rims and 205/50 mm TOYO Proxess T1R tires.
This link will bring you to pictures and description of the work I have done so far to the car.
Since the car is imported from Italy, I needed to pay a visit to the Danish ministry of Taxation (not a particular pleasant visit, as you can read if you follow the link below). This is a scanned copy of an article I had in "Alfa Romeo nyt" magazine in 2005.
My experiences with the Danish Ministry of Taxation (in Danish, sorry).
Home

Alfa Romeo Alfetta   (Modified text from Wikipedia)

The Alfa Romeo Alfetta is a rear-wheel driven sports saloon (Berlina). It was produced from 1972 until 1985 by Alfa Romeo. It was popular due to its combination of a modest design with powerful engines, selling over 400,000 units until the end of its production run, but in the final years its sales were down due to Alfa Romeo's reliability problems that plagued the company through the late 1970s and early 1980s. The Sedan is designed by Centro Stile Alfa Romeo.

The Alfetta introduced a new drive train layout to the marquee. Clutch and transmission were housed at the rear of the car, together with the differential for a more balanced weight distribution, as used on the Alfetta 158/159 Grand Prix cars.
The suspension relied on double wishbones and torsion bars at the front and a de Dion beam at the rear. The Alfetta was renewed in 1979 with a revised front end, new wheel rims and new lights, as well as a diesel version. It was available with two four-cylinder DOHC engines with two valves per cylinder and a turbo diesel engine supplied by VM Motori.

The 1.6 and 1.8 L base models had two double-barrel carburetors, while the 2.0 DOHC received fuel injection in 1979. The diesel initially had 2.0 L, but was increased to 2.4 L in 1982

The four-door Alfetta was sold in the USA from 1975 through 1977 under the name Alfetta Sedan. From 1978 to 1979 a mildly restyled version was sold under the name Sport Sedan.

 

Alfa Romeo Alfetta
Manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Production 19721985
Assembly Arese, Milan, Italy
Rosslyn plant, South Africa
Brits, South Africa
Body style 4-door sedan (Berlina)
Engine's 1.6 L I4
1.8 L I4
2.0 L I4
2.0 L I4 turbo diesel
2.4 L I4 turbo diesel
Transmission 5-speed manual
3-speed ZF automatic
Wheelbase 2510 mm (98.8 in.)
Curb weight 1000 kg - 1180 kg (depending on model and accessories)
Designer Giuseppe Scarnati (Centro Stilo)

Version

Years

Produced

Alfetta 1972-74 approx. 105.000
Alfetta (RHD) 1972-78  approx. 2.000
Alfetta 1.8 1975-83 approx. 68.000
Alfetta 1.6 1975-83 approx. 77.000
Alfetta 2000 1976-77 approx. 35.000
Alfetta 2000 (RHD) 1977 approx. 1.500
Alfetta 2000 L 1978-80 approx. 60.000
Alfetta 2.0 1981-84 approx. 49.000
Alfetta 2000 LI America 1978-81 approx. 1.000
Alfetta 2000 Turbo Diesel 1979-84 approx. 23.500
Alfetta Quadrifoglio d'Oro 1982-85 approx. 20.000
Alfetta CEM 1983 approx. 1.000
Alfetta 2.4 Turbo Diesel 1983-85 approx. 7.000
Note: Unofficial figures approx. 450.000 - 475.000