Picked up the 156 - happy!
Well, after deciding that the groaning pas pump was within the technical grasp of my pikey mate and I, off I toddled and the 156 was picked up. It's a 54 plate JTDm Velose, 113k, fsh inc the last timing belt change at 98k from a specialist.
I am coming from a well spec'd Leon Cupra so was a touch nervous about the Alfa, having read this forum where there are more horror stories than Steven King's back catalogue but I am overall chuffed to bits. For 1900 of my hard earned,I got mot to December and 6m tax.
So, issues....it is optimistic on the speedo and although the wheels have been xhanged from 17/45 to 16/55 after 2 originals got buckled slightly (the 17s are also with the car), that doesn't explain 8mph! Ah well, I have enough points. Aside from that, the pas pump, a scabby bumper and needing a bush, it goes really well. Properly pleased! The Windows and aircon even work...touch wood.