Crunchy but Fun: 1978 Alfa Romeo Alfetta

Also known as the car Cameron Fry drove in Ferris Bueller’s day off, the Alfetta was a spirited Italian sedan in a time when pretty much everything in life sucked. Fun has since been the theme for this particular Alfa which now awaits its final owner. Find this 1978 Alfa Romeo Alfetta for sale in Seattle, WA for a hopefully negotiable $2,800 via craigslist.

Tip from Atemybuick


The purpose of DT is not to establish the market value of classics that have no market outside of our immediate readership. That being said, let’s go ahead and get this squared away: this is not a $2,800 car. It might be more fun than things costing more than one hundred times that, however, we must remember that the purchase price is what you stand to lose when something rusts in half.

The motor looks to be in brilliant shape, including wrapped headers, Dellorto carbs, and lumpy bump sticks that make the valves open more for longer, thereby creating happiness. I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one turning a blind eye to the most frequently ignored advice in hot-rodding about going with less cam than you want. Go big or go home with the bump stick. That’s what I always say, regret, then convince myself of again.

The interior matches the mission of the car as described by the seller, who really does a good job of making us want his car. This Alfetta promises to be a complete hoot, however, this might be an opportunity to organize a trade for something super fun of yours that you don’t have a lot of cash tied up in but have been wondering how to unload.

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Matt, a self-proclaimed bottom-feeder of the classic car market, spends half of his time buying cars, half of his time retrieving them, and the remaining third on keeping them on the road.