first Alfa for 20 years
Great site and proving useful already.
I have just bought my first Alfa for 20 years ( a 2004 156 JTS) and forgotten how good these cars make you feel to drive and own.
First one was a 1984 black 33 green cloverleaf which I absolutely loved. learned a lot with it too, replaced the clutch once and the head gaskets several times, manually overrode the temperamental cooling fan with an after market switch.
But man did that car go. it was only 1500
Sadly this one ended up looking a bit banana shaped as I lost it on with over enthusiastic speed on the off slip bend from m27 to a27 at port Solent on the way to work one morning. sad day. worst bit seeing my beautiful Ansa exhaust bent double out he back of the car. and the front wheels facing opposite directions.
will always remember that over run burble, beautiful.
Just bought an 156 JTS for me to use, as we now have a 'sensible family car' and I can have some practical fun. GTV didn't have enough seats at the GT was just a little out of price range.
anyway had it a week and love it. but had forgotten the 'fun' of owning an older Alfa.
i.e the exhaust has blown a small pin hole in it already, topped the engine oil up and now have an engine management light on which gave me a panic attack today.
will use this forum to find help, but hey ho I am back.
feeling enthusiastic about a car for the first time in 20 years.
shame my jeans don't fit me like they did then LOL
cheers for now !