Finished in black, the exterior condition of this 1989 Milano Verde is good overall with repainted trim and a handful of touched-up spots. Per the owner, there are several scrapes that could use a refresh including the front bumper and no rust is present. The condition is carefully documented in the gallery, including a dent in the front passenger-side door.
The car features gray bodyside molding that wraps around the back into a spoiler, which was unique to the Verde. Other trim-exclusive touches include fender flares, side skirts, and green four-leaf clover badges. Known as Quadrifoglio in Italian, this badge denotes the Verde as the top trim level.
The body color bumpers feature accordion sections and side marker lights, which were unique to the North American market. Other features include integrated foglamps, retractable antenna, Sirius satellite radio antenna, and aftermarket Stebro exhaust system.
The 16” 10-spoke Sparco wheels were added under current ownership and look to be in like-new condition. They are wrapped in BFGoodrich G-Force Sport rubber, sized 205/45 all around.
Also fitted by the current owner are the slotted rotors at all four corners with red-finished GiroDisc calipers up front. An interesting aspect of the Milano is the rear brakes. Alfa designed them to be centrally mounted, on either side of the differential, in order to reduce un-sprung mass.
The original glass is retained, and the current New York state safety inspection sticker can be seen in the gallery. Undercarriage photos depict clean condition and upgraded suspension components from Ron Simmons Racing. There is also an exterior walk-around video in the gallery.
A special feature of the Milano Verde is the four Recaro seats, with deep bolsters up front, finished in a killer scheme of patterned fabrics. Wear can be seen on the driver’s seat thigh cushion and side bolster as well as on the rear driver-side seat cushion.
This patterned fabric theme continues to the doors, featuring a simple design and clean condition. An aftermarket leather-wrapped Momo steering wheel has been fitted. It frames Veglia instrumentation with orange dials, another Verde-exclusive feature.
They consist of a 7,000-rpm tachometer, 160-mph speedometer with an inset odometer reading 167,839 miles, and gauges for fuel level, coolant temperature, and oil pressure.
Atop the center stack is the Alfa Romeo Control display, an advanced – for the time – diagnostic computer with a digital clock and vehicle warning lights.
Features include power accessories, cruise control, a sunroof, a heated driver seat, and a wood shift knob with the Alfa Romeo logo. An aftermarket Kenwood head unit has been fitted and the air-conditioning was converted to R134a under current ownership.
The gray dashboard looks to be in good shape and includes a storage bin on the passenger side. Other highlights include a headliner that looks to be tightly fitted, clean door sills, Alfa Romeo-branded rubber pedal covers, all-season floor mats, and an original chassis tag on the driver’s door frame.
The heart and soul of this Italian stallion is the original, naturally aspirated 3.0L Busso V6 that made 183 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque when new. It features Bosch fuel injection and mates to a five-speed manual transaxle to spin the rear wheels.
Special Verde factory equipment includes a larger front anti-roll bar, ABS, and a limited-slip differential. The engine sports red-finished valve covers and has no major mechanical issues per the owner.
During his ownership, the seller has spent approximately $5,000 to have an expert Alfa mechanic convert the air-conditioning to R134a, install a new clutch, upgrade the brakes, fix a steering column leak, repair the thermostat, and replace all fluids.
Gallery videos show the engine starting up, idling, and revving, the latter of which gives a taste of why the next owner will be working to run towards the 6,000-rpm redline every day.
Alfa Romeo Served Rare
Located in Fresh Meadows, New York, this 1989 Alfa Romeo Milano Verde has been under current ownership for the past six months, during which 2,000 of the original 167,839 miles have been added.
There were only about 900 Verdes made for North America in the late 80s, making them exceptionally hard to come by. With its sharp-edge notchback styling and wonderfully wailing V6, this is a car sure to turn heads wherever it goes.