February 27, 2009
Alfa Archeology

Look what I found!!!


We couldn't find a tire pressure placard on the car itself, so this morning I had Ellen fish the owners manual & paperwork out of its hidey-hole on the parcel shelf behind the rear seats. No, really, that's where Alfa put it! Anyway, this afternoon, waiting for Ellen to gather Olivia out of Tai Kwon Do, I got bored and started digging around, and found this! Yep, that's the Holy Grail of classic car nut-dom, the Original Window Sticker. And get this, the car was originally sold in Rapid City South Dakota!

In other news, there was once an Alfa Romeo dealership in Rapid City, South Dakota.

1988 Price: 21,150. Adjusted for inflation: $40,010.

I found a few other things that seem to indicate the car sat in a dealership for four years before being sold. Carfax's report was nothing like this, which makes me seriously call into question that service's accuracy, at least in the early years.

Ain't classic car ownership grand? :)

Posted by scott at February 27, 2009 08:47 PM

eMail this entry!

Ohhhh...Kayyyyyyyyy Scott...

**takes a couple of steps back**

Posted by: Mark on February 28, 2009 07:46 AM

On my Xterra forum, Carfax gets called into serious question for being crap. Apparently, it's very possible for your insurance agent to get a much more accurate (and potentially more expensive) report. The general consensus is that if you're serious about the car, call your insurance agent and the hell with Carfax.

That and you need help.

Posted by: ronaprhys on February 28, 2009 01:56 PM
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