Hello and thanks for the welcome to alfaowner.
I dont own an Alfa and have never driven or even been in one before unless you count a SAAB 9000
I currently live in Marmaris, Turkey as a British ex-pat but am moving back to the UK shortly. Before I left the UK about 18 months ago I was heavily involved with SAABs and had a small breakers yard concentrating almost solely on the 9000. Not too many of them about now though.
Anyway, been trawling ebay the last few days to see whats available in the 'disposable motoring' category and seeing lots of 145, 147, 156 and GTVs selling for very little money. Most of them seem to have 'issues' but I know how to operate a set of spanners and would be happy to buy up 2 or 3 cars to make up one good one and strip the others for spares. I hate seeing complete cars cubed and posted to India and China just because they are worth a few £££.
So, is it a sensible idea to buy a £400 Alfa and expect it to work?