1980s / Alfa Romeo / Italian

Rust in peace: 1987 Alfa Romeo Milano Gold

alfa-romeo-milano-gold-8We photographed this 1987 Alfa Romeo Milano Gold in the same generic self-service junkyard as the Saab 96 V4 that we featured yesterday. While the 96 was in the vintage car section, the Milano was stuffed away at the far end of the lot with other European and Japanese imports.

At first glance, we thought this Milano’s front end had gotten its demonic appearance from an engine fire but we popped the hood and, much to our surprise, the 2.5-liter V6 engine was intact. Still, it appears to have been too close to an open flame as the passenger side tail lamp has started to melt from the outside.

A look through the paperwork in the glovebox revealed that this Milano was last registered in the state of Wyoming and that the 93,000 miles displayed on the odometer are most likely original. Just about every part was present when we took the photos (though we grabbed the emblems to add to our collection) so it has a massive amount of potential as a parts car. Milanos are rare on the road and even rarer in yards, if time allows we’ll go back in the following days and pull some parts for our own Milano. Need anything? Shoot us an email and we’ll see what we can do.

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2 thoughts on “Rust in peace: 1987 Alfa Romeo Milano Gold

  1. I see nothing that will help me- I don’t own a Milano- but the offer is appreciated. Thank you.

    It’s hotter than hell out there in the desert. Keep a cooler full with bottles of ice water, maybe some juices. Soda isn’t really all that refreshing on a day out in the sun like that.

    You didn’t happen to see any Citroen DS’ out there, did you? 🙂

    • Not in that yard, but I found a couple of DS’ in what was once the largest junkyard on this side of the Mississippi – stay tuned, I think I’ll get around to publishing the pictures next week. Also of interest, the man had a Renault Floride!

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