The Milano was the last of the RWD Alfas until the limited edition 8C of a few years ago. It used a transaxle and DeDion rear suspension. This car has had some suspension and brake work taking it from stock. One question to ask would be about the Guibos in the rear transaxle, another maintenance item. The Milano was designed in house at Alfa Central Stile by Emmano Cressoni. The most distinctive styling element is the up swept beltline at the trunk. Polarizing in its day, I think it has aged well and is refreshing in our age of design strangeness (especially for sedans).
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