1978 Alfa Romeo Alfasud 1.5Ti


  • Extremely rare and desirable unrestored 1.5 Ti Coupé
  • Amazing condition throughout
  • Family owned from new
  • Documented 44,194 miles
  • Ziebart Rust protected from new

The Appeal

The Giugiaro-styled Alfasud had been around in one form or another since 1971 but following some revisions, What Car’s Car of the Year awards declared the Alfasud Ti as their first winner of the best small saloon category in 1978.

Noted for it’s handling prowess, the Alfasud’s low-slung flat-four engine, in-board brakes, five-speed gearbox and raspy exhaust note offers an exciting and practical example of classic Italian motoring.

Rarely preserved in such fantastic condition, you’ll be hard pushed to find an unrestored Alfasud Coupé such as this one. It looks incredible from every angle, and being the 1.5 Ti, it is undoubtedly one you’ll want to own.
Driven sparingly and garaged all it’s life, the Rosso Red paintwork is gleaming and there are no immediate signs of corrosion anywhere. The external trim is also in great condition, and the original interior, highly presentable - a collectors dream.
Purchased locally, it has been lovingly cared for by just two family members, and having been dry stored since 2014, this rarity has now been recommissioned by the vendor and is also ready for the road once more.

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered on the 5th September 1978
  • RHD U.K. car
  • Supplied new from Alfa dealer’s Auto Service Garage Ltd, Bournemouth
  • Second family member acquired it in 2001
  • First and current V5’s present
  • Comes with original Instruction Book and Service Coupon Book
  • A couple of early service stamps
  • A few specialist servicing and parts invoices 
  • All MOT’s present and confirm the genuine mileage 
  • Last MOT was undertaken in 2013 at 44,121 (just 73 miles ago)
  • Tax status is Sorn
  • Stored in a dry garage for the last ten years until recently recommissioned


The Condition

  • Even glossy Rosso Red paintwork
  • Very straight body with no obvious scratches or dings
  • Common vulnerable areas appear extremely sound
  • Excellent external trim and badges
  • Brilliant headlights and presentable lighting all round
  • Undamaged window glass and mirrors
  • Superb and complete factory interior
  • Original Alfa 3-spoke steering wheel and Jaeger instrumentation
  • Period Philips Radio/cassette player
  • All electrical equipment is said to operate as it should
  • Great door cards, headlining and carpeting
  • Some minor fading/wear to driver’s cloth seat
  • Clean carpeted boot space with jack, tools and usable spare
  • No visible corrosion in boot floor
  • The chassis structure and components look solid and well protected 
  • Nicely painted steel wheels with Alfa Romeo centre caps
  • A set of four Goodyear GT70 165/70R13 tyres with plenty of tread


The Mechanics

  • Very clean original engine bay
  • Original 1,490 cc boxer flat-four engine
  • Twin-choke Weber carburettor
  • Light 5-speed transmission
  • Vin-plate/stamp in situ 
  • Recent recommissioning, oil and filter change
  • Cambelts also replaced on the 2nd February 2024
  • The direct steering and independent suspension are reportedly in fine fettle 
  • The all-round inboard disc brakes are also said to operate efficiently


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A non-refundable deposit will be payable if you are the winning bidder at auction or if your offer is accepted, refer to FAQs and T&Cs for details. 
This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is, Where Is’ basis and without warranty. A full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase and bidding is highly recommended. Photos and descriptions are for guidance purposes only. 
✓ VAT is included in the buyer's deposit. VAT may or may not be included in the final bid or offer price, as specified in the listing. 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1978
  • Make Alfa Romeo
  • Model Alfasud
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 44,194 Miles
  • Engine size 1490
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Location Dorset
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
22 bids
  • Ca•••• £17,750 07/03/24
  • Jo•••• £17,500 07/03/24
  • Ca•••• £17,250 07/03/24
  • Ca•••• £17,000 07/03/24
  • Jo•••• £16,750 07/03/24
  • Ca•••• £16,500 07/03/24
  • Jo•••• £16,250 07/03/24
  • Ca•••• £16,000 07/03/24
  • Jo•••• £15,750 07/03/24
  • Ca•••• £15,500 07/03/24
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