Well fellow alfaholics, it was some time before the alfa bug bit. I'm nearly 60 now but have been a classic car/bike man all my life. Italian bikes have and still do feature in my mechanical adventures. And apart from a fly yellow sud about 25odd years ago, most 4 wheelers have been british.
It was the suttle curves of a rosso 156 sportwagen that lured me, and after an initial belt in the wallet trying to find a mystery electical problem I was slowly reeled in. That was six years ago and this 2.4 oil burner has become like that favourate old pair of expensive shoes.
Looked after polished and cleaned she still looks good and is as comfortable to drive as ever.
Then a rosso P2 spider TS joined the fleet last year with of course the usual Alfa-- needs a few odds and ends sorting.
It had hit me! the flair and the passion was still evedent in the alloy and steel creations so obviously missing in so many modern cars. Not perfect I'll grant you but the plus's outweigh the minus's. A few days ago I was lucky enough to purchase a P3 spider 3.2 and although the Brera is most definately a beatifull car I felt the P3 was perhaps the last true Alfa. A blast to Wales and back consumated this new affair and although the weather was dredful---- I was in petrol head heaven.