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The opening of a "new" Alfa showroom

These are protos were taken by local photographer Adrian Rushton when Alfa opened a new showroom in Colchester in September 1982. The celebrity is Lewis Collins (Bodie in the Professionals)
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That petrol was a bit expensive, £1.78 ltr?
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That petrol was a bit expensive, £1.78 ltr?
If you’re referring to the sign in the top right pic, that would be £1.70 a gallon, of course. Note there’s 2 Star and 4 Star. No diesel. Those were the days.
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If you’re referring to the sign in the top right pic, that would be £1.70 a gallon, of course. Note there’s 2 Star and 4 Star. No diesel. Those were the days.
No 5* though!
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No 5* though!
Which is presumably what most Alfas of the day would prefer - or am I misguided on that?
And the next question: where in Colchester was it, and should we erect a blue plaque?
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And the next question: where in Colchester was it, and should we erect a blue plaque?
Castleward Motors were on the junction of Wimpole Road and Magdalan Street to the east of Colchester town centre.

I have no recollection of them selling Alfas from that site, only Peugeot/Talbot/Simca. I bought a house near there in 86, and I don't think Alfa were there then. They certainly weren't there when my wife bought both her 205 in 89. When she considered an Alfa to replace it in 92, the nearest dealer was in Ipswich

Castleward were owned at the time by the local CO-op group but they stopped selling cars around the mid to late 90s. The site is now used by Glyn Hopkins and sells Renault and Nissan
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