Well maybe I'm thinking of buying a V6 156 as a weekend track toy?
Sophistication during the week, Elegance at the weekend...
(Better ask the missus first though)
And I don't think the 156 is dated at all. I was looking at the 2005 156 Second City Motors had for sale before I managed to sweet-talk the bank manager. I still look at the 1998 156 with the desire to have one.
I'd have been happy with a 156, but this is on a whole different level. A 57 plate car with only 38k miles? How much would an equivalent BMW, Audi or Merc have cost? I've had BMW's and Audis but have always had a soft spot for Alfa's since that 145 Cloverleaf. The BMWs and Audis were soulless to be honest. This feels right. Like that 145 Cloverleaf, like the Lotus Excel SE I had (for the time it worked).
I know she's probably going to cause me trouble and I know she'll cause my bank account to scream, but when she looks like she does, sounds like she does and goes like she does, who gives a chuff?
It is official, I have Alfaitis.