Since last post. The reg plate when entered into an insurance compare price site, brings up 156 1.7(Boxer) 16v insurance group 11.
The garage since, and they are a bit confused as well now. Since they have 3 156's for sale, 2 being an S reg 2.0 Twinnies and this Jan 1998 R Reg 1.7 Boxer. On the V5 its had 3 owners.
I requested previous owner of car, phoned her up and in the 3 years she owned the car she never opened the bonnet, garagres do that she said!!
The car was bought for her by her uncle at a trade only auction. Previous owner to her was somebody in Swansea. The service history of the car was originally done at Caledonia, then serviced in Cardiff and then in Chester.
I remember the gearstick / knob not being the same as my 156. The chassis number is weird as well starting MMZ!!
The car had 148,000 miles on it and had the red key and master key setup. Since I am 50 Miles from the garage, I have rang them to send some pics of the car, so that I can load them here.
As not an expert in alfa models, would this car be a prototype RHD 156????