Hi Iam Malcolm and I live in Wellington New Zealand.I became an Alfa owner two years ago when I bought a 146 TS.Last month we sold it and bought a '99 156 v6 and love every thing about it.Iam not certain what model but it has a small spoiler,wooden steering wheel and shift knob,cloth upholstery 8 speaker stereo.Iam looking forward to getting some real Kms.on the clock in February touring around with friends from Kent.
Welcome from an ex-pat New Zealander! I'm glad to hear that more durable modern Alfas are surviving the windy Wellington weather.
I'm biased of course as an ex-Christchurch resident "mainlander"! All jokes aside i'm looking forward to coming back soon to use my clean NZ drivers licence on some of the great NZ driving roads..
What better excuse do you need to entertain visitors than an Alfa and great fun spotting scenery? Brings back memories of trips around NZ in various Italian favourites.
My first and most memorable trip was in a Fiat Bambina (500F) which I did 3500km in a week North and South Islands! Wellington sticks in my mind on that trip as it was parked outside the Wellington YHA on Friday night and when I came out the next morning it was 50 metres down the road on the footpath!
Later I did similar trips my Alfa Sprint QV and Fiat X1/9 1500 seeing friends in Auckland and Paraparumu-I remember also going around the racetrack at Taupo in a Tipo!
The previous owner of my (Australian) Sud is a well known Wellington resident Alfisti who you might know if you are involved with AROC in Wellington...