Originally Posted by Buck Bundy
Looks good, but why was it advertised as a Veloce when it's not?
"Very rare Clover leaf collectors edition!!!!!!!!!!" - So not the standard Cloverleaf model then? Rare, perhaps, but only because the others have rusted away.
Hope it's a good 'un for you!
The previous sprints I've owned have all been 1.7 89 cars, all have been described on the documentation as alfa sprint green clover leaf veloce.
Only one has had the veloce body kit, one didn't even have the rear spoiler which was standard fair much earlier than 89.
Must confess in my excitement at the condition being so good i didnt read throughly enough to check on this one
and since the only one i've had before with the full body kit suffered the worst for freous - I'm not unhappy with a bare car. - although the skirts and bumpers are about the only thing left on my last shell so i could fit if the mood takes me.
From what I recall the wheels on my previous veloce sprints were all pepper pot style - these though are imaculate and i mean imaculate.
the car had one aged owner from new until 2004.
Full main dealer serivce history unitl half way through last year
original bill of sale
a little book with every fill of the tank and relative milage from now until 2004
all reciepts, some old mots and tax discs.
the owner died, the car was registered in his wife name for sale and bought by an enthusiast in Burton - he's kept it for under a year and done 500 miles, so sold it on rather and let it go to waste.
The general condition matches the claimed milage, and above info.
Body work is very straight, original paint, not even swirl marked so it looks like a garage all its life, hand washed only car.
interior was under covers from new - reciepts in the pack - so is mint.
No trim bits missing, ash tray unused,sun roof works and doesnt leak, windows smooth and leak free, etc etc etc.
one small scuff on the front bumper i can polish out.
the photos on ebay didn't realy do it justice.
Its year in the elements though will of course have give the tin worm a chance to start. - windscreen suround and a bubble on 2 of the arches - nothing perforated and no diabolically thin metal - but i'll have to get to this now or I know where it will be in 12 months time.
screw driver poking under the car and under each carpet found no hidden nastys.
The wheels look like they have never seen a kerb or a rainy day.
The drive was tighter than any sprint I've ever used, (hands off wheel at 70 plus, no wobble from anything, drove straight)
Gear box - could feel the synco's in 2nd when the car was warming up, but clear straight crunchless changes after ten mins.
on the drive back - about 200 miles for me - brake lights went down - reviewed it and pulled all wires to the cigar lighter - now working - will find the fault in the cigar lighter later (thing was unused - ever i'd plugged a phone charger in it for the drive home which scared it into malfunction).
Engine sounds great (dont they all!) - lumpy at idle so will get the carbs serivced - again lack of use the only fault if any.
getting it serviced next week
no aparent oil leaks.
there is a tear in my eye..
Sadly my size 12 feet reminded me why i only ever used my sprints as short journey toys before - 4 hours in the car and i was crippled..