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So was!! At least I think it was me!?! Awesome gig! :-)
You were parked opposite the lifts down to the bus station (level 1?). We'd done a bit of a tour, seeing NIN at Birmingham 18th, then London, Nottingham and finally Manchester - fab weekend and a few Alfas along the way ! Good effort from Cornwall though !? My Bro has an A2 (), so we car spot each others, though he saw yours, I was off blinkered for pre-gig beers and burgers !

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That sounds about where I was parked, stayed at the Park Inn opposite so was really convenient and tried to park it somewhere safe as it is still my new baby!
That was some tour you did, can totally understand why you would follow them round though. To be fair we have family in Blackpool so had a few days with them first then Manchester on the way home when you live in Cornwall you have to be prepared to travel to do stuff lol! Passed quite a few Alfas but no waves back
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Got a big return to my wave from a white estate 159 just outside kenilworth, my first alfawave too!


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Lovely red 159Ti on the A55 towards Chester This afternoon...
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Spotted my old Met Black 159 Sportswagon in Bude- 25/05/2014

Took a trip a few miles down the road into Bude, Cornwall on B/Holiday Sunday- 25/05, parked up at Morrisons to get some food.

Came outside and spotted a Metallic Black 159 Sportswagon with Silver Alloy Roof-rails in the car park.
Nicky, my partner jokingly said it looked like our old car, sure enough when we got closer and saw the reg. number HN 57 ??? - it was!!!

Great seeing it again, I've really missed that car, cherished it and regret selling really, but needed a 4x4 for where we now live in Devon. Traded-it in nearly a year back to a dealer in Bristol. Have decided I will buy another one, same colour, spec etc - sometime in the future.

Would of liked to of chatted to the current owner, but thought it a bit daft to hang about in the rain for too long.
If the new owner is on the forum, would be good to hear from them sometime

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Another boring black 56 plate 159 M60 came off Aston under lyne jct..

From now on unless a Brera or Brera Spider am not going to report it
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Another boring black 56 plate 159 M60 came off Aston under lyne jct..

From now on unless a Brera or Brera Spider am not going to report it
With you on that, they're all over the place .
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Another boring black 56 plate 159 M60 came off Aston under lyne jct..

From now on unless a Brera or Brera Spider am not going to report it
Excellent, in assumption you see 85% boring black 159's and 15% beautiful Breras/Spiders, that means you'll be writing 85% less of these boring posts.

Seems to me like you should get a black 159. UUUsh
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Another boring black 56 plate 159 M60 came off Aston under lyne jct..

From now on unless a Brera or Brera Spider am not going to report it
It must be such a chore having to drive amongst commoners, my heart bleeds
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Excellent, in assumption you see 85% boring black 159's
Now I'm confused - so is only 85% of my 159 boring?
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I think at the time of 2006/7 seemed to be the in thing to own a "black or silver car" so maybe many opted on no imaginataion.
Which to me that's what Afla Romeo reposent. On the other hand plane black was no extra charge

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I'm so glad mine's Grigio Vesuvio (the silver with a hint of bronze). I'd hate to be a tight wad with no imagination.
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My job means I'm a purveyor of taste, not that I can bothers to dress well 24/7, but I consult and then cut some of the finest suits in the world. My Clients are some of the most elegant people in the world, but I also have Clients who appear I have huge imaginations and ask for lairy cloths, really loud linings, massive lapels etc. They want it all because they think that when they walk in a room everyone will be well impressed, but in reality they're more likely thinking 'dick'. Then you've got the guy that walks in his #boring suit, but it's so well designed and cut and there's subtle details, people think the guy is cool and tasteful, doesn't need to show off.

So you've got the guys who buy black and grey 159/ Brera who know the design and details are enough.
You've got the guys with red who get totally let off, because red looks so good on Alfas.

And you've got the guy who buys a blue one.....


Seriously though I bought black because I think it's one of the top 3 colours for a 159, it's the safest for resale and it doesn't clash with our house. I would've absolutely loved a red one, but too many factors against it for me. I'll never drive a bright blue car unless it's an old classic, which a Brera may well become. Fortunately Alfa drivers have an unwritten clause saying because they've been brave enough to buy a cool understated car, they are allowed to have any colour on it without people thinking they're flashy. Peace and love.

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When i say boring, just the colour not the car itself .Normally Red is the colour of choice for the die hard Alfa brigade.
But to me Red is to cliche, also black makes you wonna cry everytime you wash it with the amount of detailing & polishing that the colour needs to look right. Which again to me without being a flash poser that's what a good Alfa should look like 85% of the time it's see on the road Alfaowners treat their cars unlike the mainstream owner does.

That's why at the light the mainstream driver gives your Alfa that knowing look of respect for your Alfa because they can only dream of owning one but to scared to commit to the great brand that Alfa Romeo is

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I think the more sporty Alfas look better in vibrant colours, the saloons less so.

With the dark colours you also tend to lose some of the detail in the design, whereas the bright blues, red, silver etc show off every inch of their beauty.

The Brera and Spider by their very nature are more eye catching and I'd imagine not the sort of thing driven by the average wallflower type.
In comparison, the 159 is more subdued, and this is reflected in the colours it was offered in. No bright blue, but various greys and blacks which are undoubtedly the most popular for this model.

As always, each to their own .
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Now that does indeed look epic!
Looks like a matt version of Atlantico Blue offered on very late GT Cloverleafs.
Beautiful colour .
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Now that does indeed look epic!
Looks like a matt version of Atlantico Blue offered on very late GT Cloverleafs.
Beautiful colour .
Knew you would like it.
Wonder if the Black 159 drivers like it?
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Probably look better in black I reckon
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