Well, that's the 159 off to pastures new. Despite all the agonies of the past 2 years, I was still sorry to see it go,
, as we've had a lot of good times with it and when it's on form, it's brilliant.
It couldn't go without giving me one last kick in the privates though,
. I'd tried 'hawking' it around numerous used car outlets to no avail and it didn't reach anywhere near its reserve (which was only £6.5k) let alone my hoped-for £8k when I put it into BCA so I ended up at the WeBuyAnyCar type of establishments and finally agreed to part with it to 'Trusted Car Buyer' for £7400,
I've just spent £300 this week having the turbo oil leak fixed (well done Western on that one - NOT,
) so in reality it's not a huge return for such a well cared for (in terms of every other part of it) car. I was barely 1 hour back in the house after parting company with it when I had a phone call from one of the traders I'd contacted a few weeks back. At the time, he declined saying that Alfas weren't 'on his radar' as he concentrated on German marques, but he now had somebody looking for exactly what I'd had and he was willing to offer me £8.5k,
. Bloomin' typical,