Thanks Skell18. I'll be honest after writing the post last night I was awake in bed thinking about all the ancillary bits and pieces and the task became more "challenging" (read daunting) I forgot about the electrics for the door/windows/switches need changing aswell and fitting a new loom may not be that easy. However I do think it can be done chaper than buying another one as long as I can find the parts in say Holland (easier as I work over there). Not many Alfas in Sweden especially GT's (maybe the harsh winters ;-) ). Finding another £10k after selling mine doesn't seem an option. Don't really want to have to buy a focuzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz (even if they do handle ok).
Anyway come on chaps someone must have some thorough knowledge on the subject!