Re: Which 156?
I spent nearly six months looking for just the right 156. It took ages to track down the right age, it had to be pre-exterior facelift but post-interior facelift. The right colour combo, silver with red leather. The right engine, 2.5 v6; 4 cylinders just don't cut it. The right trim, lusso not veloce; veloce lowered suspension handles better but I live in area with a lot of speed-bumps. Low-mileage, FSH, cam belt done. It took a long time to find it but it was worth the wait. Whatever spec you decide on, don't compromise. If it's not exactly what you're looking for then walk away, otherwise you'll always have that nagging disappointment that you didn't get the car you wanted.