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.