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2002 156 with 55 reg

I'm a first time Alfa owner opting for the 156 2.5 V6.

Thing is, it was built some years before it was registered here. Nothing on the HPI check and DVLA have it as manufactured in 2006. Does anyone know what the deal is here?
I've looked at a couple of threads for Malaysian cars turned away and left for a while but I'm not sure if the dates match up.

The speedo goes up to 260 MPH (I guess it used to be KlmPH) and the radio only picks up Radio2 because it was meant for another country. These are things I can live with or replace but I'd like to know a bit about my car's history - Thanks
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Re: 2002 156 with 55 reg

Put your VIN number in here for some details -

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Re: 2002 156 with 55 reg

No such thing as a 156 manufactured in 2006. AFAIK production ended in October 2005 so obviously DVLA is not to be relied on. And if it's a 2002 is it a phase 1 or a phase 2?
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phase 1 or 2?
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I would guess you are saying phase 1 as you think built 2002 - Small front grill. Phase 2 has the deeper front grill and other changes.
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Does it have the interior facelift? Cruise control etc?
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OK, it's phase 1, pre-facelift inside and out - no cruise control.
It's obviously right hand drive but the speedo has been re-guaged from Kph.

Digging around this site I've seen some mention of a fire on a boat destined (i think) for Oz. But there's been some turned away from Malaysia etc as well. I can't work out dates though.

Thanks so far!
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Re: 2002 156 with 55 reg

The malaysian ones you mention are facelifts, some are still for sale to register new. The KMPH speedo will be altered to MPH.

Have you put your VIN into Eper yet?
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Re: 2002 156 with 55 reg

That does sound like one of the NZ-bound cars from the boat. Nothing wrong with them either, just some were a bit sooty. I remember the guy advertised them on Ebay as a job lot of Fiats & Alfas for (I think) 1.3m. I've been wrong on such things before though - I'm sure someone will throw more light on that consignment.

Personally I'd pick up a "proper" mph speedometer for it - then challenge anyone to tell the difference.

Did you buy it "new" in 2006, and if so from whom (i.e. trader/private). If not, I'd be curious to know where it has come from.

Nice car tho - a V6 156 so fresh.

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