As always Alfa Ownership never starightforward!!
Well, what an eventful weekend that was!!
As described on my previous post "Back to the Fold", I had "bought" a lovely burgandy/red spider from good old ebay!!
Was due to collect on saturday morning, however on Friday night had a little niggle in the back of my head, so decided to investigate further....
Normally unless I am spending serious money on a car I dont do a history check (I know, I always should), however I did on this one, on Friday night, and low and behold, it was an accident damaged repair. VIC test carried out 08.
Contacted the owner who said it had had the door repaired hence VIC test! To my understanding you do not get a VOSA inspector out to look at a repaired door!! I may be wrong but it just didnt feel right to me, so passed on that one!!
I was gutted!! I had been so looking forward to getting the car, I had the cash, heck I had even insured it for collection.
So I began looking again, did I still want another one, should I look at something else????
Of course I should get another one, and what did I find, a beautiful, silver Spider with red Lusso interior, very well looked after, with a recent cambelt/tensioner change.
Long story short, seen it Saturday afternoon, bought it for what I think to be a good price and drove it back down the road!!
Sorted insurance out today, just got to get to the post office for tax, as it was sorned (still insured for anyone who says I was not insured to drive etc, plus I have a commercial anycar policy).
So I will get pics up soon, and get it out tonight for its first blast along the coast road!!