Good morning all, I`m Jay, from Guildford, I dont personally drive or own an Alfa (username might give away what my daily is) but after tempting her away from TF`s and ZR`s (there`s no way i`ve got time to change headgaskets every 2 minutes) I recently bought the misses a 2001 147.
I confess to not knowing a great deal about Alfas, apart from drooling over a red SZ I see locally on occasion, we test drove a few, some in a awful state, and settled on a 1.6 manual.
It needs a little work, I think one or more (of the 9!!!!) previous owners couldnt park to save their life, as both front and rear bumpers are cracked, and I suspect it may have had a minor front end as both wishbones have been replaced and the bonnet clour doesnt seem to quite match. Other than that, I need to refurb the wheels (bad kerbing) and the manifold is cracked. But hey ho, the price was right, and she had her heart set on it and at least it has full Alfa service history and reasonably low miles on it.
If your anything like the forum i`m with for my own car, you`ll want piccies, so hopefully i`ll have done it right.
I look forward to speaking to some of you soon.