After reading good and bad reviews I'd like to share my experience with Veloces.
I fell in love with a 159 2.4 ti last year and bought it... i must admit i fell for it right then and there and didn't give it the proper inspection i should have done, but even if i had i wouldn't have found the bodges lurking beneath.
It was only after handing over the cash that i smelt a rat...
the car had been crash damaged and the repairs weren't great... a new wing wasn't put on perfectly and various other give away signs. Closely inspecting the car i noticed poorly refrubed wheels and lots of loose trim.
I got a local and trusted garage to inspect the car, they said it was ok apart from the front suspension hiding under the repaired wing. The shock was damaged and an incorrect arm fitted, apparently there are two sizes of taper... if the incorrect arm fitted then there isn't enough thread for the nylock nut to work as designed.
I called Veloces and sent pictures via email... i really wasn't keen on keeping the car but they wouldn't take it back. Instead the response was it's a second hand car and that will do.. a second hand car doesn't have to be perfect does it? i thought that was unbelievable. I enjoy driving fast and tracked my previous alfa so the thought of having bodged suspension didn't thrill me, they told be to just tighten it all up and it'll be fine... after those comments i knew they would never work on a car i owned.
It certainly would not do in my eyes and i put it right to the tune of around £350. Im still not certain to the history of the car, but it's certainly not the immaculate low mileage example i was led to believe. After sorting a few of the many rattles, with help from this forum i might add, I have traded the car in for a brand new japanese motor! I had a cracking 156 that i should never have sold, buying a lemon from Veloces has put me off Alfa's for good.
So in conclusion, I can only tell people to avoid them, in my opinion they are not trustworthy, and quite frankly i consider giving advice out over the phone to live with faults is dangerous. But if you fancy poorly repaired, overpriced, crash damaged cars then they are your men!