Originally Posted by 145qv
Welcome to AO, you really had some nice alfa`s m8, where are the pics
I've been drving Alfa's since I was 17 living on the IOW. I have pictures of the 164's on my site and I posted a link in the gallery section: epadina.com
The list looks impressive but they've generally been rusting heaps in most cases with no money to do anything with them!!!!
The Alfa Sud 1.3ti was converted to a 1.5ti so you can count that as one!!!
The Alfetta had a good engine but I crashed it
The GTV6 was OK(ish) but the transmission ripped itself apart (that goddam live prop is a killer when not spinning properly).
I've got some fond memories shagging in the back of the 33
and I have pics of that somewhere (the car that is) which I'll dig out and scan.
The first 164 (3.0 V6) was fantastic but right hand drive in Spain was no good and residual value was such that I couldn't send it back to the UK so I used it for spares for number 2 164 but is now resting in a junk yard.
Number 2 164 (3.0 V6) currently has a seized piston ring but amazingly still runs (smokey as hell).
Number 3 164 (V6 24V) is by far my favourite Alfa but has needed some severe engine restoration and still has a dicky gearbox to be sorted. Plenty of pictures on my site.
I would like to keep this latest 164 and restore to concours condition but it's currently my daily car. I've got some QV spec intake runnners (45mm) coming soon which should give me 230 BHP which should be fun. The other 164 (12V) will either soon be parted out or converted into a track day monster, not sure yet!
Thanks all for the welcome messages!