Collected the 33 today.
Body is very very good and the paint is good too.
Initial inspection for rust...
Only inside the engine area. Only on a minor flat 4cm wide lip that the bonnet closes onto and about 25cm forward of the screen . Same both sides, looks like it would a 4 cm by 10cm piece of welding, if needed at all.
All there, including the Recaro seats. The Alcantara is a bit scrubbed, but it is 20 years old.
Wing mirror adjuster sticks dont appear to work or be connected?
Blower fan only appears to work once you get to the three quarter turn. Effectively blowing at full blast.
The other electrics work fine.
Temporature gauge held at 60 degrees throughout the whole drive.
Had to laugh at the Alfa Romeo fuel gauge. Up hill or down!
If its fitted with central locking, its not working.
I'll have to check if they are Alfa Romeo suitable for the 33. Offset etc.
She didn't inspire confidence on the way home.....
Might be the offset, tyre pressures, or just the very low profiles?
Good Lord you have to telegraph your intensions to the brakes...
I know they are a week point,, but not this much?
Pulls strong. On the 50 mile trip round the M25.
Initially, it did caugh and splutter under full load around 4000rpm.
But this ironed out by the time I got it to work.
Maybe because she has been parked up for a while?
Idling a bit slow and from this low idle, it doesn't respond quick enough to a blip of the throttle.. But she crusied at 100....
Anyway, she is straight off to Alfarama in Stanmore.
I've used these guys for years and I totally trust Ramesh.
They will do a safety check, come pre MOT, come what's needed to make her good Vince inspection in the next few days.
The car has been parked up for a few months and I've always found that they get better if you drive them everyday.
So, I'll wait till the inspection to see if I've bought a pup or a good basis.