Another good story for you today guys,
which started a few weeks ago, whilst in a Petrol Station near me on the A1, chucking a few quid in the Sprint, a guy walks over, announcing his admiration and history of alfa's and we got talking, as you do!
twenty minutes later, i'm in everyones way and he was needed workwise, so we parted having exchanged business cards and realizing that we live only a few miles apart.
a week or so after that, i get a call from him, Phil, as he needed his Fiat Doblo van transporting to the dealership for some repairs/estimate, so we did that together, and talked some more.
Phil had a long relationship with Suds in particular, and a P4, back when they were the Hot Thing, but hadn't had one now for a very long time, which got me to telling him about how many seemed to be cropping up this spring, and i had a bash at convincing him that if he were to return to it now, i was only round the corner to help out, and being so near the Lincoln fraternity, now would be a really good time to buy a Sud again.
It turns out he knows so many of the past and present characters, from racing, owning and maintaining alfas over his youth, it seemed the natural thing to do, and what do you know?
yep, today we both set off to the wilder side of blackburn and bolton, in fact i'm not even sure where we went it was that far off the beaten track, but we found our way to a gents house and home, easily spotted from the many many Alfa's and Fiat coupes parked around various parts of the streets, drives, and garages!
the guys got ebay disease by his own admission, and has been on a spending spree for some time, we had only seen the tip of the iceberg when we spotted the 155, 166, 2 fiat coupes, alfetta, and a total of 3 suds, and spares and parts for all.
there are many others apparently, scattered around various lock ups and woprkshops, the idea being to one day do them all up, but now realizing what that task entails, he had decided to trim the collection somewhat!
and this is what Phil had bought and we were there to collect,
and here she is in her new home, awaiting Phils attentions!
so thats another Sud saved, and a former Alfa Fan, back to the fold,
i'm getting quite good at this re-united lark, i should do a dating website for cars and their lovers!