Formerly 166, GT,
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Aug 2005
What I'm looking to buy is an older Alfa, preferably a V6 saloon, that is drivable (I have to get it to Ireland), would prefer red, car doesn't need to be perfect, I would prefer to buy at a lowish price and spend money getting work done every so often.
75s are pretty much non-existent over here, so am concentrating mainly on 155s (which are rare enough).
A bit more choice in the UK for sure, but VRT (registration) tax is an issue-for example, on the car I linked to above, Irish Revenue value it at €2,000 and tax would be payable at 30%-so €640 just to put Irish plates on it. The annual motor tax (based on cc size) would be €1,293 (which is roughly equal to the asking price on the 75 above!).
Makes me think I'm really going to have to look at a smaller engine size....the tax on a 2.5V6 155 is around €300 less than the 3.0 75.
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Last edited by CCOVICH; 01-02-10 at 09:06.