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Bought a 1997 Spider

This could turn out to be another EBAY disaster! and it's Alfa #13 for me

Saw her on EBAY on Monday with just a few minutes to go and snucked in and won!

She's a 1997 2.0TS in met Red with black leather / aircon (just about!) manual hood and 79k miles. She came with the last few MOT's, Receipts for belts/tensioners etc less than 4k ago and more than her fair share of trolley rash on each door...oh and a bill of sale from 14 months ago for 3900.... I paid under 2k and the car has covered less than 6k miles in the last year.

She'sd tatty, but seems to drive very well (still waiting for something to go bang) and strangely reminds me of my last 155 (same engine I know).

Gotta give a big thankyou for the buyers guide (most of which I promptly forgot as soon as I heard the exhaust note ).

Glad to be back with Alfa (after a three year flirt with an expensive german)

Jon J

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Congrats on the purchase
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NIce purchase! enjoy!
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Hope it turns out to be OK for you. Only owned my TS for a couple of weeks and am still waiting for something to go wrong, its a strange feeling
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yeh stop worring. The Phase 1 TS engine is the best of the TS/JTS engines imho. Just keep an eye on the oil level. And did they replace all of the timing gear- timing belt/tensioner/idler, balance shaft belt etc? If so then enjoy
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