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After years of looking at Alfas from a distance, I have finally taken the plunge and bought myself two old ones. I sold my sensible Octavia VRS diesel and plumped for a Y reg 147 with 128k on the clock for the wife and a 53 plate GTV with 68k on for me!

I appreciate they are not the newest of motors but I intend to have some fun with both.

Current issues - 147 - airbag light came on yesterday. Needs two front shocks and some bushes. Either way it shouldn't pose too much of a problem to sort this out once I have got myself some Alfadiag. Unfortunately it has a power flow exhaust fitted to it which I don't like but MOT until April. 600

GTV - where do I begin! This was bought as an ongoing project. 53 plate but on a private reg MY ** GTV. MOMO tan interior and red exterior. Need a new Belt and pump although both appear solid enough. Drivers door regulator needs replacing. Sidelights and rear lights do not work. Cluster lights do not work. Drivers door seal missing. Lacquer peel on the boot lid. Rear off side brake caliper binds and squeaks. Paint work tatty. Handbrake cable low travel. Stereo wired direct to battery. Air con works! Exhaust system corroded but functional. Good front tyres but rears are Ditchfinder 3000's. MOT somehow until April. Oil temp sensor gauge reads between 60 - 75 degrees. Paid a touch over a grand.
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