I'm gonna upset you all I'm afraid.
I had a good thumb through the paperwork last night. It had full ARSH until the last change of owner in 2004 and there are no receipts since then (except for tyres).
Last MOT cert shows the mileage to be closer to 150k rather than the 120k advertised.
Last cambelt change was at the 72k service in 2003
, no wonder it went!!
The windscreen needs replacing, tyres are shot too.
Also it has sat untouched and unloved on a farm exposed to all the elements for about 5 months.
My feeling is with the servicing being neglected over the last 4 years, even if I get it fixed up there will be expensive trouble lurking just round the corner. These beautiful creatures need looking after like children......shame on the previous owner
1st plan is the charge the battery to check the ICS, stereo & CD player work OK. Then she'll be taken apart with bits sold off to recover costs and hopefully make a few quid to cover my time.
A couple of people have expressed interest in bits, I'll PM you guys individually.
Rory - I have my very own 166 scrapyard now thank you mate (the wife is not particularly pleased but c'est la vie
BTW if you or anyone know of some CHEAP 166 wheels, or any other alfa wheels that fit the 166, it doesn't matter if the tyres are illegal, just as long as I have something to wheel it off the driveway when the scrap-man eventually comes for the carcass. 16's would be fine as I'll probably take the brembo's off and EBAY them.
All comments welcome folks.