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Wave 1st ever Alfa .... Be gentle with me !

I have been in hospital since Wednesday with Meningitis . Wife's car MOT expired, she wrote mine off, and needed a car to get to work on Monday. I found a car in bugdet on Autotrader. External photos only, sent her off with money, she bought it, won't see it for another three or four days. What should I prepare myself for.

The car .... '51 Alfa Romeo 156 2.0 TS Veloce 4dr saloon manual, silver 98,000 miles, full service history, cambelt changed at 71,000 in August 07, Full leather, Aircon, 6 months MOT.

I know nothing about the car, not seen it, not been told anything about it. Am I right or wrong in thinking like most cars, you gets good ones and bad ones?

I have owned many cars (58) but never this make.

Any advice is gratefully received and absorbed.

Thanks Shaun
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The timing belt is now well overdue as it requires changing every 36000 miles or 3 years, whichever comes first. You really should get that changed ASAP as if it goes it can do a lot of damage.

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