Well, it has taken me 15 years to heed Clarkson's proclamation that you can't be a true petrolhead until you have owned an Alfa. But on Friday, it happened, and I picked up my black 2001 916 V6 Spider recycling(!) project
She is in need of some serious TLC (i.e some serious ebay modding work) which I am really looking forward to as I have in the past already owned/modded/improved a Subaru Impreza, an MGTF160 and a Nissan 350Z; but to be fair, they were all nice new cars that I just made sparkle a bit more and sound/look a bit better. The Alfa though has 120,000kms on the clock and is trashed, scratched and seriously kerbed all round
.....but, she has Weitec springs, Cadamuro rear and side skirts, a Ragazzo quad exhaust and a full service history, so I decided to try and do a recycle project on her as she looked so sad and dirty sat there all alone in a dark Swiss underground carpark....
She is now very (very) clean
after three days of serious washing, polishing and sticker removal and I have now just ordered -> Black fitted carpets, a chrome hoop mesh windstop, a black/silver vintage quadrifoglio gear knob, clear/silver side indicators, a replacement rear screen after I cracked the original putting it down in the garage as I left the buyer
, 4 new Goodyear F1 tyres, an alloy wheel repair kit (large), two tubes of black T-cut scratch remover (large), a leather seat restoration kit (large), a half-size waterproof cover, and to top it off, a seriously melted credit card
I am just sorry the new numberplate doesn't have another O on the end to spell something (in Italian), although the rear plate does have a shield after the number so if you squint hard enough it kinda does spell it already
haha Can you see it too or am I just being alfadelirious here??!!
P.S I also have an "Oh My God NOOOO!!!!" question about a (very) loose manifold bolt I just found whilst polishing, but I will ask it in the right place....