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Hi to one and all. After a long absence, I am back behind the wheel of an Alfa - hooray! Have just bought a Silver 145 1.8 T-Spark which I am collecting today and taking straight to the "Alfashop" in Royston for a full service, Cambelt set and general ironing out of niggles.

I have owned a GTV6, a Spider and my first was an Alfasud Green Cloverleaf with complimentary rust everywhere....happy days! My last one was a 1986 1.7 green Cloverleaf, imported from ireland with a partial rally spec and numerous engine, transmission, suspension, brakes and other modifications. I seem to recall it had 2 absolutely massive Weber twin-pot carbs squashed under a pancake filter and still had to have a bulge in the bonnet to accomodate them! It used to do about 22 to the gallon on a run, but by god, it was a rocket on the track and on windy country lanes it left porsche 911's and Cosworths in its wake. Can't tell I miss it can you? It was a reliability nightmare but at the time there was practically nothing on the road to keep up with it. Had to get rid of it when kids came along but as of a year ago it was still on the road - I saw it in brighton near where I live - and still with the guy I sold it to who has kept it in sparkling good order I'm pleased to say.

Looking forward to re-visiting the alfa community (you don't get quite the same type of forums with a Renault Espace) and shooting the breeze with some real enthusiasts once again. Nice to be back at last...........!

Thanks for having me.
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Hello and welcome to AO.....any photos of the cossie basher?......
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Yeah we need pics please
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Wotcha....sure I have some pics somewhere, I'll try to dig them out. In the meantime, the current owner said he'd taken it to a number of Alfa meets so you might have seen it there. The owner is called Ray something or other and the car has a Graphite over Silver paint job with a stripped interior, roll cage, and the rear doors are welded shut (not that you can see this as the welds have been blended in and painted to match the car). If you see it, you'll definitely know it - I've never seen one like it.
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