Re: Decisions, decisions.......
£3500 should be enough to get you a good year 2000 156 V6 with around 80,000 miles.
Don't be too bothered about colour and specification. Pay more attention to service history and the general condition of the car.
The V6 should have had it's belts and tensioners replaced at 72,000 miles or 6 years.
For that money you should be able to find a sport pack model of which there are three variants.
All sport pack models get sports suspension, side skirts, 16" alloy wheels, leather steering wheel and gear knob, carbon finish console & orange on black dials.
SP1 has Alfa sports seats, SP2 has electric Recaro seats and SP3 has full Momo leather interior.
156 1.8 TS SP - 156 2.0 JTS Ti - GT 1.9 JTDm Cloverleaf Q2 - Giulietta 2.0 JTDm Veloce