Thank you for your welcome all of you
Update so far is I have found 2 145s that I like after hours of searching! and that is hours believe me!! anyway found one with low miles and is a cloverleaf and just had HPi checked and passed flying colours,problems are price!! £1000 over what the value is supposed to be for starters and need to get that dwindled down and I have asked questions on the usual problems that go i.e Electrics! and other routine stuff to which the Alfa has not been checked over! So getting a call back tommorrow from the Garage and go from there!other prolem which is minor is it is at the other end of the country to view so going to have to rely on some honest telephone conversations also..! The other is on ebay and I am very shall we say aware of this one as its a bidding thing ...so not that over excited about that but then you never know...