Wondered why my ears were burning - I thought it was just the cold.
Guess I'm guilty on most counts - I (almost) make my living as an Alfa Specialist - buying selling and (yes) breaking them. Let's face it if none were broken and we all had to pay dealer prices there wouldn't be that many on the road...
I'm a member here - of course, and on 156.net, 155.org, and 145.com, as well as being Secretary of the Lancashire section of AROC.
I currently have around 30 Alfas ranging from Guilia saloons and a Spider through Suds, 33s, 155s, 156s, Gtvs and a few 166s. A rational (or business-like) man would have scrapped many of them long ago, but unfortunately I'm a car enthusiast as well as an Alfa-nut - hell I'm even into Hillman Imps - so there's obviously no hope for me
As I said to Stuart - don't know what I'm going to do with this one - I have another which I bought recently which I intended to restore - actually posted here asking if anyone had a wing for it. From the pics this looks a better proposition - so this one may get a heart transplant from the other, and the gearbox from the other may come into play to convert a 3.0 Sportronic that I have with gearbox issues. I also, through my Scottish outpost, Derek in Dundee, have a 166 twinnie that I bought from Ebay and we have rescued - up for sale now on Pistonheads - so you see although I break some I save some.
At the end of the day I don't pay over the odds to buy stuff - I can't afford to - I have to try to make a living out of the business - so any enthusiast who really wants one of the cars I buy can easily out bid me. I've not been very active lately as I was in hospital for a brain tumour removal, and am only now getting back to work - consequently I'm swamped with cars, and the offer of them - so if anyone wants a cheap project (not the Guilias - they're MINE) feel free to get in touch.
I'll try to keep you posted on the 166's fate
I've been pretty quiet recently