Re: Ground clearance and alloys
Any chance that this detail about chassis revisions in the 2003 facelift would cater for the 17 in alloy option:
"The chassis of every Alfa Romeo is also a core value in its DNA and the Alfa 156 has been acclaimed from day one for its dynamic combination of comfort and sporting response from the steering, suspension and brakes. Changes have been made to the Alfa Romeo 156 to enhance this, with the most substantive being the use of a new vacuum cast aluminium cross member at the rear, that is stronger, more rigid and lighter. In addition more compliance has been built into the suspension mounts to enable them to provide better insulation from road surface irregularities, but without reducing the responsive nature of the chassis."
Colnago, Vespa, Alfa Romeo, not neccesarily in that order, working to add Ducati, Ferrari, Maserati, De Rosa, Ciocc, again not necessarily in that order