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.