I'm not really putting the GT away for winter because of corrosion etc, more the fact I couldn't have 3 cars insured and taxed, but it won't harm to keep the salt and grit off it. Probably take the GT over to Mums anyway, absence makes the heart fonder
I want a 159 SW mainly because when we head off with bikes and stuff, which we do most weekends I'm around, the 156 just hasn't got enough power to be fully loaded up, even when there's just the 4 of us in, I generally don't overtake on single carriageways. I could put a tow bar and bike rack on the GT I suppose, but Sal won't go too far in the GT, Suffolk is about her limit.
Sensible option would be to sell the GT, use the money towards a really good TI, maybe a 1750 TBI or a 2.4 and get all the engine tweaking done, I just want loads of torque and style. Then move the 156 on and get a 147 2.0ts for Sal to rock around in. Trouble with that is so many regret selling their Busso's, mines a good one, its got all the kit but wouldn't be worth so much money. At some point, 2 or 3 years, the 156 will be replaced full time with the 159, so I can revert to having the Gt as an all year round 2nd car.
I love the GT and plenty of people have 'toys for occasional use'. I've a window coming up where I can get a 159, it's just how much I can throw at it that'll deem whether its a Lusso that I get, suspension and engine 'worked on' with 8C wheels and look out for a TI interior over time. Frankly I won't be able to spend more than 12K, so if it's a TI, it'll have to be 80K miles plus to leave me enough cash to tweak it. The 156 isn't really worth anything anyway, so it's a no brainier to keep it as a winter utility vehicle/sweet wrapper/odd sock/hairband/Macdonalds pointless plastic toy/car park ticket disposal unit.
I kept putting a pic of that red TI SW with 8C wheels against that Ferrari FF, the 159 doesn't look out of place.