Firstly, thanks to everyone who's helped me out with my questions before now.
Secondly, I am the proud new owner of a red (I assume Alfa red) 156 2.5 V6. Boy am I happy - I'm grinning like a Cheshire cat!
The sound is absolutely fantastic - it's quite quick too.
60,000 1998 'S' reg S2. FSH and 60,000 and 72,000 (see later) services carried out by Lyles in Newcastle.
Previous owner to me had a years warranty and got the exhaust, plugs, slave clutch plate and other things done, also had the cam belt done as the impeller went on the water pump. Brakes were done 11,000 miles ago.
With any luck I just have to keep her in oil.
It's taken me nearly 5 months to find and buy one but it was worth the wait - the memory of my old car is already gone!
Hi to all - I think I'm going to enjoy this....