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Do you have a 'grail spare'?

You know. A part that's as rare as hen's teeth, which you've been looking for for ages. What's your 'grail spare part'?

I ask because I've just found one I've been hunting for over a year. A brand new GTV 6 speed leather gear knob. Yes I've finally bagged it as a backup spare
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For me, itís all about finding a bargain. I canít resist buying something even if I donít need it as long as it is going cheap, usually justified by telling myself it will come in handy one day. Added to that, I am probably overly ambitious when it comes to Ďrefurbingí used parts. Iíve bought no end of tat that belongs in landfill in the optimistic belief that there is nothing that canít be fixed with a squirt of WD40 and a coat of hammerite. Probably the best bargains Iíve found recently include a pair of NOS OEM V6 lower air intakes for £15 and Spider window scrapers in vgc for about £45. Next thing Iím looking for is an Autodelta lower rear apron if anyone has one to sell.
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Last year i fortunately managed to bag what was possibly the last new 939 Spider roof ecu in europe.
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I grabbed a pair of complete genuine cup wings for good money a few months back,been looking for originals for about 4 years,bidded on a few but just kept missing them.
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How rare is an original new old stock 6 speed leather GTV gear knob? I can't believe I've snagged one.
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i need a new original 5 speed gear knob ................GTV of course
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A new button on the handbrake lever took some finding,looked like the previous owner had been picking away at the chrome probably whilst sat in a traffic jam somewhere.

Found a replacement one in Italy
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The handbrake button on the GTV loosing its chrome surface is easily sorted (now) you are right you can get the original part from EU and of course its parts plus postage ..................i found the entire handbrake mechanism on partsworld with free postage and AROC discount for a lot less than mailing in the button from abroad

it was £29.95 for entire part when i made my purchase
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A new button on the handbrake lever took some finding,looked like the previous owner had been picking away at the chrome probably whilst sat in a traffic jam somewhere.

Found a replacement one in Italy
Mine bubbled and flaked off about 5 years ago... been annoying me ever since.. good find...
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Complete set of unused, in the bag, genuine GTV mats. Plus a host of spares ar good prices just in case. All stored in the loft.
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Mine was, until recently, the rubber engine support for the right hand side. Looks like a flower pot filled with rubber. Plenty of left ones for about £36 and several used right ones (they don't break they just get old so who would buy an old rusty one?).
I then found the right one described as a Fiat-only application, but the part number was correct and for only £32. Deep joy.
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The handbrake button on the GTV loosing its chrome surface is easily sorted (now) you are right you can get the original part from EU and of course its parts plus postage ..................i found the entire handbrake mechanism on partsworld with free postage and AROC discount for a lot less than mailing in the button from abroad

it was £29.95 for entire part when i made my purchase
I bought 3 original ones this morning for 3.92 EUROS each, shipping from France was about 15 EUROS though. Good to have back-up.
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Not for the GTV but getting a pair of genuine rear 3/4 panels for the Beta Spider several years ago is about to be a great investment. One of which was, to my knowledge, the very last one.
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I bought 3 original ones this morning for 3.92 EUROS each, shipping from France was about 15 EUROS though. Good to have back-up.
Now available from TotallyAlfa...

Alfa Romeo GTV/Spider (916) Handbrake Lever Button (60651478) :: TotallyAlfa
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I'm looking for the moulded fitted wheel "spats" - like mudflaps but not the stupid rubber flaps that fall off. These are attached to the arch itself. One set turned up on ebay a few months back but then went within a few days.
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I've been 'stockpiling' various bits for years, just as a safeguard and for my own use. I've got various rubber trims, and of course, quite a few door closure rails and rubber covers. I've even got some front indicator triangular plastic covers, brand new and still in sealed packets, so I guess they are the items that, (to me), fit the 'grail' remit.
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Does anyone have an immobiliser antenna for a spider 2JTS or do you know how I can bypass the immobiliser?
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Mine bubbled and flaked off about 5 years ago... been annoying me ever since.. good find...


You can buy that from totally Alfa webpage


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Hoses, both heater and power steering hoses.
I've been looking for months.
I don't want to make up ones from straight pipe as the original are nicely fitted.
Replacement ones when they are listed show as "no stock"
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