2003 Alfa Romeo 147

GTA Hatchback
RM Open Roads February 2021
Friday, 19 February - Sunday, 28 February 2021
€26,950 ($32,591)
Sale Price
€20,000 - €30,000
Est. Range
26 February 2021
Sold Date
Lot Number
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. ZAR93700003135290. Black Metallic over black leather with gray inserts and trim. 3179/247hp V6, front wheel drive, 6-speed, alloy wheels, Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, red calipers, CD stereo, climate control, power windows, books and manuals.

Evaluation: Very clean underneath with light scrapes on the engine undertray and some surface rust and oxidation on suspension components. Clean, dry, orderly engine compartment in near showroom condition. “Fully” serviced this month, whatever that means. It may be 18 years old and have 32,781 km (20,369 mi) but it looks like much less. There are a few small exterior defects but they are essentially meaningless. An outstanding pocket rocket in excellent condition.

Bottom Line: Not yet eligible for import into the U.S., but an intriguing opportunity for an American looking for an unusual car to station strategically in Europe for frequent trips and potentially less expensive and more enjoyable than a rental car if used often enough. The result accurately reflects the potential driving enjoyment and impressive condition and preservation and isn’t expensive even at well over the pre-sale low estimate.

by Rick Carey
6 March 2021
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