Just a bit of an update, My car was collected last Friday, I got a call from the engineer appointed by my insurance company on Christmas eve, he confirmed my fears that the engine had been damaged, I had already looked into the price of changing the engine so knew it would be very close to going Ďbeyond economic repairí This is the case, the car is/was worth around £3K, the assessor accepted this value so Iím now waiting for a cheque from my insurance company.
I did think of buying the car back off the insurance company and fitting a second hand engine, but to be honest I just cant be bothered with the hassle, getting the work done elsewhere really does not make economic sense, I would probably have to spend close to 3k anyway, and I would be without the car while the work was done.
My Alfa was a nice, bog standard 145 1.8TS, R reg with 43500 miles on the clock, it had just passed an MOT , but this year it would of needed a new exhaust and front disks. I loved the car but Iím sure I could find another 145 for around £3K to take itís place, maybe a Cloverleaf this time, So, anybody out there got one for sale?
Merry Christmas to you all.