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Hi Alfisti,
Im writing my first hello to you all with mixed emotions - i.e happy and sad at the same time!
Happy because i'm now the proud owner of a 1999 166 v6 2.5 24v sportonic
Sad because it used to belong to my late father who passed away on the 3rd sept.

My dad was a passionate Alfa/Fiat fan and I was fortunate to have been driven by him and had driven some of his cars over the years which included Fiat 131, Fiat 132, Alfetta 2.0, Alfa 164 2.0 t-spark and lastly his Alfa 166. He wanted me to have the car as I was the only one in the family who had never owned an Alfa (My brother has a 156 2.0 selespeed).

I've always loved Alfa's and if i had the Garage space, I would have loved to got my hands on my personal favorite the Alfetta GTV6 2.5. As much as I love the latest Alfa's (mito, Giulietta, 159) they are out of my budget. I currently own a Fiat Sedici 1.9 eleganza which I love but i'm going to have to sell it due being unable to keep both cars. BUT the Alfa is going to stay for sure!
All I know is that I will look after his baby with the same care and attention that he did!

It seems like a strange way to introduce myself and I apologise for the sad undertone.

Look forward to having a good chat with you guys and maybe meeting with you at some point.

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Hi Mario & welcome to AO :Bluesmile: . Sorry for your sad loss, but it sounds as though you have a lot of lovely memories, and the 166 will be a wonderful reminder of your dad also.
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Thanks all! Especially SpiderSue's kind words!

Took the car for it's first spin today after sorting out all the insurance/documentation!
All I can say is that i'm truly hooked on this car, especially the v6 engine note!
It's like having an orchestra under the bonnet - i guess you guys know that already!
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