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Hi all, just before I go and list it on eBay, I wanted to offer my 2.5 to the forum -- I've not had it long, but just wanted to have one again after loving my 2.5 I had 7 or so years ago. Itch scratched and now will be getting something else.. a 4200 with a bit of luck !

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Has KONI suspension
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Recent wishbones, suspension is excellent, no noises
New floorpan in 2014 from Mangolotsi and undersealed
Brand new CV's inner & outer
Brand new battery
Stainless exhaust
Brand new cat
Brand new gearnob(!)
Powerflexed engine steady
Plenty of service history inc. regular cambelts, new pulleys and many gaskets it seems : )
Oil and filters serviced 08/15
Bodywork in good condition
Recent badges
Upgraded speakers and HU at some point
Clutch and gearbox good
I just replaced some dodgy exhaust rubbers with OEM

Something to consider -- front tyres have good tread but inner edge wearing, will need replacement soon. Rears fine. I'd put a wizard exhaust on it if it were me

This car has certainly been looked after and not rotting away like most other examples.

Spec: 147 GTA Gabbiano Blue <> 2.5v6 Catless Mani's <> Gotcha EQ FP's <> Silenced Wizard Decat <> Wiz Unsilenced Cat Back <> 360 TB <> Eibach ARB's <> Q2 <> GTV Gearbox <> Short Shifter Kit



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A £2k car I'd say. Try finding another one like this
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Thanks Dan, but I'm not being greedy, I just want to sell it for what I paid for it and move on and let someone else enjoy it. I'd love another wizarded Alfa.. one day. I think maybe a 3.0 gtv was my favourite : ) Although maybe this 2.5 would be the best candidate.. If it doesn't sell easily.. might be an option

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No worries, you got a bargain too then

Are you getting another car to replace this one or not bothering?
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Lovely car. If I hadn't spent so much money on my 1.8TS 156 i'd consider selling her and buying this.

Makes me wonder what my 156 is worth on the market now
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My old car, I swapped the interior over and it's lovely in there. Rare colour too, I sold both my v6's to the guy you bought it from on alfabook. I didn't have it long either (I only actually drove it home!) . Good luck with the sale
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Oh, right, interesting, he did mention he'd got two from you. I hope you didn't let them go too cheap. So you only drove it home, swapped the interior and then didn't drive it again? : ) The seats are seriously comfortable. It's a nice motor. The guy you bought it off seems to have spent a lot of money on it.
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I think I'll put it up on eBay auction and see what it achieves. Let it find it's natural price.. : )
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Makes me wonder what my 156 is worth on the market now
Not a lot, but be honest you didn't just do all this work on it for someone else's benefit did you?

They'll be well sought after in a few years time, more than half of them left on the roads now are getting rough and reaching end of life.
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Oh, right, interesting, he did mention he'd got two from you. I hope you didn't let them go too cheap. So you only drove it home, swapped the interior and then didn't drive it again? : ) The seats are seriously comfortable. It's a nice motor. The guy you bought it off seems to have spent a lot of money on it.
yeah I literally drove it home, swapped the interior and sold it about 3-4 weeks later having not driven it again due to the MOT expiring! My intentions at the time were to make one good car out of the two but to get one car to how I wanted it would have meant investing too much money into it and faffing around removing differentials etc. So I sold a 75k miles cf2 v6 with a q2 and the blue 107k v6 together for the same price you are asking for just the one car!

So Ben obviously got a bargain due to me falling out of love with my own project and not being bothered to sell them separately...

It was the previous owner to the guy I bought the cosmos blue v6 from that spent all of the money on it with the new floors, suspension and stainless exhaust, the guy before me serviced it, detailed the engine and fitted the cam belt.
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Wow.. he really got a cracking deal! Did you not try very hard to sell them ? I knew he was making money on it, but it was still a good price for a nice motor.. needed a few bits doing for MOT mind. CVs inner and outer and a leak on the exhaust. Oh and new CAT section.

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It looks to be a superb example but as a long term investment, that mileage is way too high. If it was 40,000 miles and £3000.00 it would be tempting.
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This was my car up until around October 2015.

It would have needed the CAT as I had fitted a CAT delete pipe, I included the CAT along with a shed load of spares to the guy I sold it to. Think I sold for £1050.

I had the cambelts, tensioners and water pump done at Allitallia using genuine Alfa parts, in addition I had the genuine Alfa rear floor section welded in, full front suspension refresh using quality arms, replaced all the gear shift mounts and bushes, had the cam covers painted, restored the intake pipes, the list goes on!. CV's were in good condition (i.e. not torn or clicking) when I sold it. I serviced it regularly and spent a small fortune on it keeping the car in good order, I LOVED it. It'll never win any shows but if you want a 156 that's had all the major jobs done, looks really good and sounds EPIC! this is the one.

Wish I could have shipped it with me to Australia! Good luck with the sale.
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I just wanted a quick sale so I put the cars up for sale on alfabook and I had loads of interest, he was the first guy to view with cash so he took them away. A shame really but I have a 156 GTA now so I'm not too upset
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I remember this car too, I really wanted to buy it almost exactly a year ago, but on the mornign I arranged to drive up to view it, it was sold.
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Gez, it sounds like you really took good care of her, and it's making me feel guilty wanting to sell it.. I may just keep hold of it. Have you managed to get an Alfa over there ? I hope you don't mind but I added some of your info to the ad. : ) Hey, life could be worse.. you are in Oz after all ! It seems the CAT and the spares got lost somewhere in transition
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There are bugger-all newer Alfas in Tassie. I'm thinking about bringing down a 147, it might almost be the only one in that town!

Edit to note: Most of the vehicles in the advert linked above, are likely on the mainland - there are only three or so genuine offerings.

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Gez, it sounds like you really took good care of her, and it's making me feel guilty wanting to sell it.. I may just keep hold of it. Have you managed to get an Alfa over there ? I hope you don't mind but I added some of your info to the ad. : ) Hey, life could be worse.. you are in Oz after all ! It seems the CAT and the spares got lost somewhere in transition
Haha, don't feel guilty, it's your car mate.

Yeah I did spend some serious cash on it as well as spanner time, I spent two solid days cutting back, polishing and sealing the paint when I first got it. I'd just got it to the point were all major jobs had been done when we decided to move to Hobart (Wife's home town). I did look at shipping it but the cost was mental when you factored in import taxes.

I picked up an Alfasud about 5 months ago, but have since moved it on, I don't seem to have any spare time!!

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Hey, so you're in Tassie as well then? You're right, slim pickings, however the main issue I've found is that the vast majority of 156/147's have bloody auto gearboxes or worse Selespeed! What's the point of having an Alfa with an auto!!! Haha. I had my eye on a 156 V6 for sale in Hobart, but it needed an engine rebuild and was auto, oh and they still wanted 2k for it!.

There's a 147 GTA on Risdon Road in Hobart, it's not for sale, but I keep wondering about sticking a note on the windscreen.
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This sounds good, great little cars.

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I spend some time in the Launceston area, enough that it would be handy to have a car of my own there. Figured if I took an Alfa and got bored, there'd be a buyer.

Scottsdale back to town after dusk, is roadkill central!

I have seen the 156 advertised, too.
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Now I'm back from holiday this is going back on sale. Give me a shout if you're interested.
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Not a lot, but be honest you didn't just do all this work on it for someone else's benefit did you?

They'll be well sought after in a few years time, more than half of them left on the roads now are getting rough and reaching end of life.
No absolutely! True, will a 20vt devalue her? She'll need a respray once the transplant is done too.
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No absolutely! True, will a 20vt devalue her? She'll need a respray once the transplant is done too.
No a 20v turbo will probably make it worth more.. Certainly seems to be the case for the 145 20v turbos I have seen for sale over the years, going for twice the price of a decent 145 Cloverleaf.
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