On Alfa number 15
AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: United Kingdom
I remember seeing your photos before Stratosphere. Your car was in a pretty bad way.
Sadly I do think Alfa's rust protection on the 156 wasn't as good as it could have been. The GTV's in comparison age for age rust considerably less.
Having said that there is an E Class Merc at my work from 1998, and that is as rusty as an old horseshoe, so it isn't just Alfa who have cut back on rust protection.
If they made cars that lasted forever then they would never sell any new ones..