Went to see one yesterday 2001 2.0TS in blue with red leather. Lovely looking car as you would expect, but a few things prevented me from taking the plunge. It has only 75k on the clock but there is no evidence of a cambelt change, the belt looks pretty new in my non-expert opinion and the engine sounds pretty sweet but i feel i need to be sure. Also the belt has no cover on it, i seem to remember my 156 had a plastic cover on it.
Other main point was the service history. Dealer up to 2005 but then seems to have been a big gap back end of last year when an independent did a fairly comprehensive one (reciept available). Also front brake pads and discs were done and rear suspension was done for MOT this year. MOT has 8months to run.
Pinafarina badge on passenger side was snapped off also, are these easy to replace or come by?
Last thing was the tailpipe looked a bit rusty, was unable to see the rest of the exhaust but it did sound good from the back.
There were a lot of positives but was unsure as per the details above. It's up for £2500 which i think is a bit steep, i could probably dive in at £1800-£2000.
Any advice or opinion on this? Worth pursuing or wait until a safer bet comes along?