Weldeded Chassis Rails on a 156
Ok, I bought a 2001 2.0 156 T-spark Veloce with 100 miles over the 100k mark for a very reasonable price at the begining of the month. The interior/exterior and mechanicals are all pretty much immaculate and it drives like an absolute dream!
The downside to this car, which obviously is why it was very reasonably priced is that it failed it's last MOT due to corrosion on the chassis rails both N-side and O-side. However the previous owner had it professionally welded and subsequentially it passed the mot. And apparantly he was assured by the people responsible for the welding that it is now even stronger than it was originally.
I would just like to know how big an issue this is, and is the welding (presumably done properly) a good cure that should see this car good for a few years to come?
I didn't buy the car with the intention of getting money back from selling in the future, I just wanted an Alfa and to enjoy the drive. It simply looks and drives amazing. So I took a punt on the car hoping I would get some years and miles out of it untill it falls apart!
If I can get atleast 3 years out of it I am happy!