so close, yet so far away...
I don't think Alfa Romeo has sold cars here in the US since about 94-95 or so, if not earlier. But I like finding out what I can about them. I've pretty much decided in about 15-20 years I'll be able to own an Alfa here in the USA. Importing one from Mexico is what I'm talking about, they have had 147, 156, and 159 models since at least 2003 that I'm aware of and I could also get a Renault or a Peugeot or so many other cars. I just have to wait until its 25 years old, then I can import it exempt from DOT or EPA requirements, driving it across and avoiding issues with shipping it in a container or on a boat or anything like that.
I think the last Alfas sold here in the US were Spiders, Milano, and 164. I'm more interested in the 156/159 and the 166. I am not sure the 166 ever made it to Mexico. I also like the Peugeot 406 and 605/607 models and the Chevy Pop that was sold in Mexico which is simply an Opel Corsa B. That one won't take so long to wait for, they began selling them in the mid 90s so I've got about 7 years before I can go get one.
Also I am here because one of my clients is often asking me to find him Alfa ECU's so while I'm a couple weeks and some posts away from accessing the classifieds, maybe next time he asks I'll be able to post a want ad for it. The one he asked for this week I think I just found so I'm good for now. Not sure how many in the UK would have that exact part number anyway since equipment and emissions bits differ from here to there.