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How far would you go?

Reading about Dougie's recent border raid to get his new 166 Ti has made me wonder just how far people are prepared to travel to satisfy their Alfa needs.

Here's my history, over several years:

520 mile round trip (Coatbridge to Uttoxeter) with a trailer to pick up a wrecked Bertie.

550 mile round trip (Denny to Chesterfield) to collect Mrs Ken's new 146Ti.

380 mile round trip (Denny to Preston) to inspect, then 190 mile train ride/190 mile drive to collect my 166.
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Re: How far would you go?

if only someone told you sooner that you can limit the distance when searching autotrader
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Re: How far would you go?

480m round trip for both my 147 & Spider - Croydon to Knaresborough
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for the right car(currently looking for a selespeed gt) any where in the country.
did a 400 mile round trip for our current 147 selespeed lusso with bose upgrade
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London up to Glasgow to get mine. Circa 800 miles!
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I know 2 guys that went from Portugal to UK to get a 75. PT to UK by plane and UK to PT by 75.
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Drove from Fife to Central London to collect my S4 Spider in December. 800+ miles I reckon(the speedo is in KLMS so can't be accurate!)

Well worth it - would do it again tomorrow!
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Re: How far would you go?

I bought my 147, brand new, just 3,5kms from my place.
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Re: How far would you go?

Traveled for the last three cars

Lotus Elan - Newport to London 300 miles round trip
Lotus Elise - Newport to manchester 400 miles round trip
Spider - Newport to Portsmouth 350 miles round trip

Worth travelling for the right car at the right money

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I'd go anywhere in the country..
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Re: How far would you go?

Ken bought mine from a chap in Kent sevenoaks if i remember correctly, so train from Fleet hants to Kent and drive back = round trip 166 miles!
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690 miles return to Belfast from kent! Enjoyed drive back, even in limp home mode. That Bose system is better than anything I've got in the house!
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963 miles to Vienna by Nissan Figaro, then 963 back to Petersfield, Hants in 1958 VW Beetle.

963 miles to Vienna by Nissan Figaro, then 963 back to Petersfield, Hants in 1967 VW Beetle.

963 miles to Vienna by Toyota Will, then 963 back to Petersfield, Hants in 1967 VW Type 3 Notchback.

963 miles to Vienna by Nissan Cube, then 963 back to Petersfield, Hants in 1990 VW Bluestar Bus.

963 miles to Vienna by..... Hey can anyone spot a pattern forming
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North Wales... from London....
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I bought my old integrale from a chap in the Netherlands. Went through all the pain and suffering of personally importing the car, but was well worth it. If the car is right and a good example distance shouldn't be an issue
 
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Re: How far would you go?

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480m round trip for both my 147 & Spider - Croydon to Knaresborough
Almost same trip for me - Beckenham to Knaresborough. Great driving roads in Yorkshire
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Milton Keynes to gatwick and back (about 200 mile round trip) to get my 166
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norfolk to hastings to get me 145
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Took a flight from Cardiff to Glasgow for the GTA
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Scottish Borders to London for Strada Cabrio, Integrale, Thema 8.32, all at different times,
Scottish Borders to Guildford for Strada Cabrio (another one),
Scottish Borders to Oxford for Maserati,
Scottish Borders to Rugby for Thema 16v,
Scottish Borders to Lyme Regis for HPE VX,
Scottish Borders to Dundee for 75,
Scottish Borders to Ripon for 164 last Saturday.

There's been a few from Edinburgh too.

Keeps me out the pub mind!
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I went to Liverpool and back for my current car and picked myself up 3 points and a £60 fine in the process
 
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