Thanks to Colin who emailed me the link..
Yes guys FODI is still alive and is blessed with a valid MOT and road tax and i can reveal its not in Saudi... I did call the previous owner as i read an article in AROC magazine whereby the car was featured years after Philip O'Hara had sold it entitled 'Boxing clever.... or not always so'. How true!
If you look at the following link you will see my review of the Alfaspug! and you will recognise some of the pics and article.
ADPCC - Abu Dhabi Performance Car Club
I was home last weekend and drove FODI around the country roads of Co. Down. It was still great fun to drive and bear in mind i have a Lancia Delta Integrale fitted with a Mitshibuishi Evo VIII turbo and a BMW 325i (Supercharged) and a Cayman S but the little sud made me realise that Horsepower is not everything!
The synchro has weakened in 1st and 2nd gears strangely but my friend has another box in a 1.5sc which should have the same ratios and is perfect. The rear suspension is still a bit low in my view but i never got round to changing it. The engine is still sweet and pulls strongly and sounds great. Everything still is as it was really. The rustbug has started to re-appear around the screen and sunroof but its not bad really.
Colins comments are correct. I did spin the car in a freak sleet shower maybe 3-years ago and i did sell it but i bought it back a few months ago and its safely in my brothers garage. I even fitted a new CD player last week since the one colin sold me was a dud! LoL
So there you have it, alive and well in Northern Ireland. I even have a recent photograph i'll try to upload.
Nice to finally meet all the people whose names are in the 'extensive' service history logs...