G'day from NZ - Alfa Romeo Forum
You are currently unregistered, register for more features.    
Introduce Yourself Again... No technical questions in here

Thread Tools Search this Thread
(Post Link) post #1 of 8 Old 25-05-10 Thread Starter
Status: -
AO Member
Gruffalo's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: New Zealand
County: Auckland
Posts: 12

Member car:

1975 Alfetta Gt

G'day from NZ

I've been a member for a wee while but haven't got around to posting until now.

I've lived in Auckland, New Zealand for over 10 years now, I'm originally from the north east of Scotland. Actually my brother is dinomito, the north Scotland rep for alfaowner, so I guess Alfas run in the family.

I had a couple of Sprints back in the day, the first died heroically in a ditch, the second succumbed, after a long battle, with the rust.

A couple of years being Alfa-less followed, before being sucked in yet again to a 1975 Alfetta GT. Stunning car but in need of some tlc. It's all there, just needs a bit of work. A full strip down and restoration is on the cards.

Meanwhile I recently bought a nice 1990 75 TS. It has Jamex springs and Koni shocks so the handling is fantastic and with a Squadra chip the performance is quite torquey in the mid range. The previous owner also replaced the rear silencer with a resonator so it sounds like an old school rally car. It can be a bit boomy on long journeys but it does sound quite good when really 'wound up'.

I've noticed most of you have newer Alfas. Down here in NZ cars are bloody expensive so vehicles tend to last a bit longer. Also there's no salt on the roads in winter so the rust isn't quite such an issue as in the UK.

Well that's enough of a ramble, I'll get out of your way.

Carry on then.
Gruffalo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Status: Treasonous Europhile
AO Platinum Member
AlfaDrivingFan's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 42,229
Hello and welcome to AO

Good to see Alfas run in your family.
AlfaDrivingFan is offline  
Status: Misunderstood by many....
Temp Un-Registered
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Wales
Posts: 28,471

Member car:

147 JTDm Ti

Good Morning.......and Welcome to the A.O. Forum, I'm sure you will enjoy it here........
n13roy is offline  
Status: Whatever
Club Member
Membro Medio
Philski's Avatar
Club Member Number: 763
Join Date: May 2008
Location: United Kingdom
County: Cumbria
Posts: 582
Hi Gruffalo, welcome to AO.
Philski is offline  
Status: Finally got a Brera
AO Platinum Member
Stu GTV's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: France
County: Languedoc Roussillon
Posts: 12,724
Images: 40
Hello and welcome to AO.......
Stu GTV is offline  
Status: i don't use fuelly
AO Platinum Member
nigelread's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: Essex
Posts: 22,304
Images: 5
Hello and Welcome :wave:

Have you got any pics of your Alfas
nigelread is offline  
(Post Link) post #7 of 8 Old 26-05-10 Thread Starter
Status: -
AO Member
Gruffalo's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: New Zealand
County: Auckland
Posts: 12

Member car:

1975 Alfetta Gt

nigelread - As requested, a couple of photos of my Alfas. The 75 is quite a reliable daily driver, the GT... isn't.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 08112008(001).jpg (63.2 KB, 0 views)
File Type: jpg 24012010(003).jpg (82.0 KB, 0 views)
Gruffalo is offline  
Status: - Update
Posts: n/a
G'day and welcome to AO fella. Was about time you got posting in here bro.
Carry on then.

Go Back   Alfa Romeo Forum > The Alfaowner Experience > Newbie Area > Introduce Yourself


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome