1993 Alfa Romeo 164L w/5-speed
My rehabbed 1993 164L is currently insured, tagged and with VA state inspection valid until May
2019. I have owned this 164 since March 2016 but I have known of this car and the three previous owners since 1996. I have many of PO’s service records. My old JAX, FL friend David bought it out of a lease sale in 1996, He had transmission replaced during his ownership. He sold to Joel in Orlando and my friend Michael who gave me the car in 2016 bought it in 2004 from Joel. It ended up in my garage in Feb 2004 for the first freshening up after he drove it up from FL to VA. So Michael and family had it 12 years.
I went through the complete car in 2016-2017 and put it back on the road in May 2017. I have a 5 page story board on my Alfisto Steve BB4 rehab process in the 164 section of the alfabb website. The car is now known as my BLACK BEAUTY IV (BB4).
Once I replaced a bad Bosch motronic engine ECU (computer), it returned to life and has been moving forward towards its current daily driver status in my stable along with my other black beauties - 91 BB1 164L automatic and 91 BB2 my 164S.
The complete interior sans re-dyed carpet has been replaced including all window regulators and necessary switches. It now has a later 1995 164 steering wheel an air bag.
The car was repainted all black in 2017. While not a concours paint job, it shows well. Hood was replaced before paint job.
The car has 5 newly painted 164S wheels with 205-65-15 tires.
The engine got new timing belt and tensioner in 2017 along with refaced flywheel and new clutch.
The fuel system has had cleaned and tested fuel injectors installed , fuel tank pump, hoses, check valve and filters replaced.
The A/C system has had condenser, compressor, evaporator, expansion valve and receiver dryer replaced and has been converted to R134a. It blows reasonably cold for a 164 model considering how the black paint soaks up the sun. I keep it in the garage which helps when starting off driving on a hot summer day.
The radiator, cooling fan, heater core, blower motor and cabin air filter have been replaced. It has PEX shut off valve to further isolate heater core heat from a/c in summertime to aid the a/c cooling.
The brake rotors, brake pads and some of the brake lines have been replaced as needed.
The front springs, struts, lower bearings, bump stops and boots have been replaced.
It has low mileage cat convertor new O2 sensor, new 164L mid muffler and Cisam 164S rear muffler.
It has the Euro Facelift Bosch H1 projector headlight upgrade which makes a whale of a difference for night time driving.
The odometer in the speedometer cluster failed shortly after I got car running and it has been replaced with a lower mileage unit with working trip odometer. Chassis mileage approximately 229K odometer currently 126377.
The sun roof still needs some work to be fully operational. It opens up and down fine but does not retract well. I never use it as I like to use air conditioning too much.
I am downsizing my Alfa collection as I am moving to Florida, so only keeping my 164S in FL (new house rules). My daughter is getting back my 164L w/AT to drive here in VA, henceforth the reason for the sale of this spare 93L.
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||ZAREA33L5P6269831||Mileage:||229,000|
|Transmission:||5 speed||Make:||Alfa Romeo|
|Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty||Trim:||LUSSO|
|Vehicle Title:||Clear||Engine:||12v V6|
|Options:||Cassette Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof||Drive Type:||FWD|
|Safety Features:||Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag||Power Options:||Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats|
|Exterior Color:||Black||Fuel Type:||Gasoline|
|Interior Color:||Black||For Sale By:||owner|
|Number of Cylinders:||6||Drive Side:||Left-hand drive|