5k: LeMons/Chump/AER Ready: 1987 Alfa Romeo Milano

The Alfa Romeo Milano will be forever remembered as Alfa’s last
true rear-drive executive sedan.  It was called the 75 in other markets (reference
to the 75th anniversary of the Milanese born Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica
Automobili), but the Milano name was chosen for the US buyer for its 1985-1992 lifespan.  They are cheap enough to buy that some have been turned into mildly successful $500 crapcan racers…like this 1987 Alfa Romeo Milano racer offered here on eBay offered for$3,750 buy-it-now or make-offer on eBay, located in San Francisco, CA.

This car won’t be useable for taking the kids to school or picking up groceries from your local megamart, but it’ll tackle the next 24 Hrs of LeMons, Chumpcar, World Racing League, Silver Cup East Race Series, Star Productions Rat Race, Roll-X, or American Endurance Racing (AER) race event.  Even with the worst pile of parts, you won’t find a better way to spend a weekend than at one of these races, but budget at least $1000 for entry fees, consumables, and fuel, per person, per race — after you build the car.

Under the hood is Alfa’s V6 that displaces 2.5 liters and puts out 154 horsepower — into
a 5-speed manual gearbox that is connected to a de Dion tube suspended
rear end.  The seller says the car is smogged and registered for the street — he even drove it to/from the last race in Sonoma.

The interior has been fully gutted for racing and sports a full cage with racing seat and racing harness — all required stuff for your favorite junker racing series.  All of the electronics zip-tied to the dash might seem a bit ridiculous, but the ability to quickly replace fuses/flaky electronic boxes is important when you are in a 24 hour race with a pile of parts.

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