When I got my 147, it had the previous owners details and a lot of bills (cam belt, alternator, that type of thing). Chased up the cam belt change and found it was done in Middlesbrough by one of those tyre garages. Rang and checked and it all checked out ok with a lot of other history on file (services).
Problem was when I recently had the cam belt changed by a couple of mechanics who are mates, major, major headaches with changing (I think it was either) the water pump or the variator as it had been tightened too much by the previous garage and was almost seized on!!!! Perserverance paid off though.
Ok car though, the supplying garage are reliable and I now have two cracking Alfa mechanics on hand if I get stuck with any jobs I can't do or don't have time to do.