Alfa Romeo 164 Survives Alfa's Departure From America, Can't Survive Cash For Clunkers

You've seen the clunked Benzes, the clunked Japanese luxury machines, and the general clunkicide, but these chilling sights may not have prepared you for this: Clunkerized Alfa Romeos!

Alfa Romeo 164 Survives Alfa's Departure From America, Can't Survive Cash For Clunkers

The 164 was the last model Alfa Romeo sold in North America before retreating back to Europe, and it took brave buyers indeed to buy a car that was obviously about to be a total orphan with zero dealership support.

Alfa Romeo 164 Survives Alfa's Departure From America, Can't Survive Cash For Clunkers

It appears that this car, which I photographed at an East Bay self-service wrecking yard, has already been picked over pretty well, which indicates that many of its parts will live on in other 164s. Too bad about the trashed Alfa V6, though.

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