To scrap or not to scrap the choice is yours..early 98 156 v6
So here's the dilemma. A year ago I saw my first ever Alfa for sale on eBay at the end of its life. I'd always missed it so i bought it for 200 quid. In fact I'd sold it 4 years previously and it had been abused ever since. It's a July 1998 Alfa 156 V6. I first bought it from the original owner at 41k in 2010 it's now done 72k. I have every bill from new, a huge stack including the original bill of sale. Since then I've had a new clutch fitted but the car really is in need of full restoration.
It needs a cambelt, the front suspension is shot and it's needed welding on every MOT since 2009. So scrap it right?! Buy another v6 prices are still low compared to other busso Alfa's after all. Last June against the odds it passed an mot, the mechanic MUST have been an Alfa nut, it's a mess! June is coming around quickly, the battery has been dead for 6 months.
So, do I spend 1.5k to sort it out against every logical thought. That's a new bathroom! Or end the romance and move on, find one in better condition more worthy of the love but without the memories. I'm stuck so over to you guys, please vote yes or no. I'll then add the answers up from now until next Saturday, then my Alfa's fate is sealed. Attached is a pic from a Europe road trip 5 years ago.