I am a research chemist for Kansai Plascon South Africa-60 years old ,my wife is 17 years younger than myself also in colour plastics married for 18 years ,staying in Atlasville ,east rand,- had a total of 18 Alfa Romeos out of 48 cars to date,but cant pack the Alfas away.
We have " Vehicles without carrracter" that takes us to work and back. We own;
1)1996 Alfa GTV 2.0 TS-Metallic yellow with only black interior,sunroof -This one my wife wants to keep.
2)1974 Alfetta GT 2.0- this one I want to hold on to forever-,the real project will start soon.
3) 1983 Giulietta 1.8 (Got married and went on honeymoon 18 years ago -Its still here-not one bump or putty on this body)
I find your Forum in one word Fantastic-and it really helped me so far and saved a lot of Rands.
In south Africa ,people drive " new cars to keep up with the Joneses" but we dont suffer from this decease.