Re: Have You Seen This In Autotrader
This is my car. I came across this thread on return from holiday. Being so close, I am surprised that the originator of this thread, Muad’Dib, did not call me, it would have been much simpler. I am open to any sensible offer. As far as I can see, only Visorfett and Arna Man have actually inspected the car at close quarters, although Roswell, the Northern Area Representative saw it in March, when he parked next to it at the Ramside Hall. He posted a “Was it you” on 25.3.08 and said “I parked next to a glorious black 164 Cloverleaf at Ramside Hall this evening”.
Contrary to what has been said earlier, the car has only been for sale since the end of June, and was not up for sale earlier in the year. I have owned the car for four and a half years and I am the third owner. The car was originally an MD’s company car in Cheshire and sold and maintained by Magnoletsi for three years. It then passed to the second owner who lived just north of Liverpool. It has all the service record stamps and I have all my bills and most of those from the second owner. What is more it has passed its MOT first time during the time I have owned the car. It is used on a regular basis and since it is properly maintained it has never given the sort of mechanical or electrical problems that are referred to on this website.
The cam and auxiliary belts, as well as the idlers and tensioners were all changed 15 K miles ago. The oil and filter is changed at least at six month interval with the correct grade of Selenia. It never uses any oil in between changes.
The air conditioning system was completely overhauled shortly after I got the car. A new reinforced distribution drum was installed and the notorious plastic gear wheels in the stepper motors were replaced, with brass ones sourced from Australia.
Five brand new Speedline wheels were bought from Alfa a couple of years ago, and currently the rear tyres are only part worn and the fronts are brand new.
A new clutch was installed last October and the electronic suspension system works fine.
I could go on further, but I suggest that anyone who may be genuinely interested should give me a call or e-mail and make me a sensible offer.