Re: 166 facelift 17"alloys/tyres "brand new"
I have both a sad and a happy (and then slightly sad again) tale.
I had a 3.2 159 TI on order with Auto Lusso since September or so last year, but what with a couple of things (inc. this factory closure) I still don't have the car.
I was getting it because I have a baby and needed a bigger car than my current 147 GTA. Well, I was happy to wait, but he's now nearly 14 months and is in so need of a new car seat, so - it's a shame, but - the 159 TI has to be cancelled.
So, what did I find, but a new 166 from Veloces - blue with cream interior - absolutely gorgeous. Picking mine up early March, so Dave I'm as happy and waiting in anticipation as you.
Your TI alloys look excellent. Mine comes with the 17" hole alloys, but looking at your pix I really think it'll be worth the upgrade. I'll check the previous info you dropped on how you go them (but might come back to you if I'm not getting anywhere).
So - happy?
Well, a bit peeved, as I can't seem to get a return call out of Ned at Auto Lusso to discuss a refund on the deposit. I really did want to wait, but I can't risk my son's safety and growth by having to wait any longer. I don't blame them at all, but have now called four times to get some response from Ned, but it doesn't seem to be forthcoming. I don't like mentioning this here, but also believe that this site is here to inform other Alfa users and - in some way - help to raise the game for a marque that really needs it.
Anyway, will post pix when I pick my new 166 up. Taking it on a long driving weekend, with wife, son and new car seat for the happy lad!