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Hi guys,

I hope it's ok to post this here.

I'm selling my 1998 156 2.5 V6 24v. Silver with black Momo leather and veloce spec, just under 111k miles on the clock and MOT til the end of September with just one advisory. Cambelt, auxiliary belt, both tensioners and all idlers, water pump, spark plugs, oil and coolant all changed last summer (along with various other parts). This is a basic summary of the car, a more comprehensive advert can be found in the link below:

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1079566

All comments and feedback welcome, both positive and negative (so long as it's constructive).

This 156 is only for sale as I have bought a Vela blue 3.0 916 GTV

I'm looking for £1700 or near offer.
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1999 Alfa GTV Lusso 3.0 V6 24v
1992 Maserati 222 4V (project) - Bigger turbos and rust.
1993 Alfa 75 3.0 V6 Cloverleaf (project) - More rust

(Ex) 1998 Alfa 156 2.5 V6 24v
(Ex) 1999 Alfa GTV 3.0 V6 24v
(Ex) 1994 Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali'
(Ex) 1991 164 3.0 12v Cloverleaf
(Ex) 1995 145 1.6 8V Boxer Zender

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Sounds good but please donít tempt me, Iíve also run out of space for more cars!
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By all means, feel no pressure... Though I'll provide a cup of tea + biscuit to whomever comes to view...
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Aaarrrghh! Nostalgia attack! Get thee behind me Satan!


Looks ly BTW
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Looks ly BTW



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Only 1 criticism - the price is too low!!

Great looking car, good luck with the sale - someone* should bite your hand off very soon at that price!








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Thanks for the comments so far guys!

Regarding the price, perhaps I could ask for more - these cars are certainly undervalued in my opinion - but I think it's quite fair. The problem is that there are too many ropey cars needing lots of work that are thus worth peanuts, and these seem to drag values down. Same goes for the 166 too. I expect these 156 V6s will be worth decent money in a few years, but I've had my fun with mine, and the GTV is waiting patiently!
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Thanks for the comments so far guys!

Regarding the price, perhaps I could ask for more - these cars are certainly undervalued in my opinion - but I think it's quite fair. The problem is that there are too many ropey cars needing lots of work that are thus worth peanuts, and these seem to drag values down. Same goes for the 166 too. I expect these 156 V6s will be worth decent money in a few years, but I've had my fun with mine, and the GTV is waiting patiently!
Look at this one:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alfa-Rome...YAAOSwmrNcQzlb

I know it's a low mileage SW, and they're very unlikely to get that much........ but prices seem to be on the up for a good example (156 V6)....
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There was a really decent looking one for sale on Alfabook the other day! He only wanted £800 for it. I cringe when I see people selling them that cheap as they are not that much different to a GTA which command crazy prices in comparison.

Hopefully more people like the guy on ebay start getting their asking price. Its a criminally undervalued car right now.
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I completely agree regarding the values of these cars. I gave a mate a lift in the 156 at the weekend, only a short journey but he said how much he loved the seats, the instrument layout, and how smooth it was as we drove along. He was of the impression that I was keeping the 156 alongside the GTV but that was never really the plan. It'll be a shame to see it go though!

I also just remembered: the car comes with the plastic engine undertray but this isn't currently fitted. I dropped a screwdriver down into the engine bay shortly after buying it and the only way to remove it was to remove the undertray, so I left it off as I find them to be a bit of a nuisance if I'm honest.
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Look at this one:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alfa-Rome...YAAOSwmrNcQzlb

I know it's a low mileage SW, and they're very unlikely to get that much........ but prices seem to be on the up for a good example (156 V6)....
Is it the 'Malaysian' one? Speedo in km only and stage 3 facelift interior on stage 2 exterior


P.S. that cup holder... probably worth of gold itself

P.S.S read description - Japan. Makes sense. those cupholders were sold on Japanese website too
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I like that combination - there's something very Italian about black paint + tan leather. Red and tan is even better.
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Now that's how you advertise a car , congrats she's clearly been excellently maintained by you and the pictures show it.

Bargain price for someone that is.
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Thanks! Whenever I sell a car I try to write up a comprehensive advert... No doubt some people will find it a bit OTT of course, which I can understand. But I don't like to waste people's time (or my own) so hopefully people who come to view know exactly what to expect of the car.
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I like that combination - there's something very Italian about black paint + tan leather. Red and tan is even better.
I think it's the best paint and interior colour combo!



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Very nice indeed!

I do like black cars, my old 145 Boxer was black. Nightmare to keep clean, but when polished and waxed it looked lovely!
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Thanks! Whenever I sell a car I try to write up a comprehensive advert... No doubt some people will find it a bit OTT of course, which I can understand. But I don't like to waste people's time (or my own) so hopefully people who come to view know exactly what to expect of the car.
It's good in my opinion, there's an old adage in sales which goes: "Long copy sells"! The more info you give a potential buyer, the more interested they get. However, once they decide they want to buy it, then stop trying to sell it to them!

My 156 is shortly to be resprayed in 130 Rosso and I'm fitting a full tan interior afterwards. Should look the nuts.
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That sounds perfect mate! You'll have to post some pictures afterwards.
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That sounds perfect mate! You'll have to post some pictures afterwards.
Will do and I'm also filming the respray for an upcoming Youtube feature. Will post links when it's live
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Any bites on your car yet? It's deffo a good price.
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Any bites on your car yet? It's deffo a good price.
Apologies - I didn't see your reply until now.

There have been a few bites so far and somebody is coming to view it on Tuesday morning. Fingers crossed! I'd like to think it's worth the £1800 to somebody, it's certainly very nice to drive.

As an aside, the GTV has been very patient. It's still sitting there, gathering dirt while the 156 is for sale. I sat in it for 5 minutes the other day... I love the 916 interiors, such a nice place to sit. It fired up straight away too, I expected a flat battery or something. I look forward to getting out and about in it
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Best of luck & remember the old saying: ďHe who quotes a price first, loses!Ē
Do you need to restore the GTV once the 156 is sold and will you miss having useable back seats? Iím looking forward to getting my 156 finished so I can finally take the Wife kids out in one of my Alfas!
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Best of luck & remember the old saying: “He who quotes a price first, loses!”
By that I mean, don’t offer him any money off if he doesn’t ask - especially if he is travelling a long way to see the car!
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I'll be sticking to my guns re: the price, in an attempt to minimise my loss on it!

As for the GTV, all that needs is a front end knock investigating and a bit of bodywork where it's had a cheap repair in the past. As far as I'm aware, that's it. It drives really nicely and is otherwise in pretty nice condition, so all I have to do for now is enjoy it 🙂
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