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Cry Like A Baby Good Bye Bella

I've just watched my 147 of three years drive away with a new owner at the wheel, this is the first car I bought with my heart, at the time I was single and I invested a lot of emotional energy into making her just right.

We've had our ups and downs but never anything that made me fall out with her and the past 3 years have been awesome, and through the car it's introduced me to a great community (AO) and I've made many new friends.

I have to say when I saw her disappearing up the hill I had tears in my eyes and thought to myself, give over you stupid sod it's just a car... but that's not true, it wasn't 'just' a car it was MY car.

I know the new owner will take good care of her, he's enthusiastic about cars in general and this is his first Alfa so I'm sure they'll treat each other well.

Bye bye MCZ 4553, you'll be missed.

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I know how u feel mate


Just parted with my alst car after 4 years of ownership...

I couldn't bare the thought of anyone else driving my car though.. So i parted it out, and now it lives on in many other members cars of my old car club
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How come you had a Belfast reg?Hope you have something special to replace her!
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Damn - if only you had a really cool pearlescent white GTA
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Give over you stupid sod, it's just a car!
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Give over you stupid sod, it's just a car!
What he said
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How come you had a Belfast reg?Hope you have something special to replace her!
The car was originally sold by Mervyn Stewarts, I replaced her with a Bianco Nuvola 147 GTA which is awesome.
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I've just bought a 147GTA from Mervyn Stewarts,picking her up on thursday,in time for show at Antrim on Sunday.Hopefully I won't even have to clean her for it
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I've just bought a 147GTA from Mervyn Stewarts,picking her up on thursday,in time for show at Antrim on Sunday.Hopefully I won't even have to clean her for it
Excellent hope to see some pics soon then
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I hope you told the new owner about this place?
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The car was originally sold by Mervyn Stewarts, I replaced her with a Bianco Nuvola 147 GTA which is awesome.
No worries, mate. You've got all the excitement of a NEW relationship to enjoy! May you be happy through thick and thin!

I propose a toast ... to Ghosty and his Bianco GTA! God bless all who sail ride in her! Cheers!
 
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I hope you told the new owner about this place?
He probably didn't want the new owner reading up on all the faults that weren't described in the sale
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He probably didn't want the new owner reading up on all the faults that weren't described in the sale
Heh, that's the thing, I sold a car with nothing wrong with it and bought one with lots wrong with it, ah well, just have to make this sorted now as well
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Traded her in for a model with a bigger implant. You should be ashamed.
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Savage, out with the old and in witht he new, another class Alfa colour you have there man Nearly as nice a Nero Fuoco but not really haah
 
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Had the same feeling when I waved goodbye to my old 147
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Ditto. When my GTV6 went, I hid inside for the whole weekend and just wallowed. It was like losing a good mate.

You know in the Brera advert how uplifted the people are when something with soul arrives, and how glum they are when something with soul leaves?... it was like that.

I'm reading a book at the moment, and here's apt sentence from it:

"...as we [move] on down [life's] long lonesome road, destination unknown, there is always something we are leaving behind us."

It's just life being life, I guess.

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I've just bought a 147GTA from Mervyn Stewarts,picking her up on thursday,in time for show at Antrim on Sunday.Hopefully I won't even have to clean her for it
I wouldnt count on it
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I know just how you feel mate I have to admit when I walked away from the Cup on Mango's forecourt a tear trickled down my cheek
 
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I know the feeling as well...
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Yer all soft



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I hope you told the new owner about this place?
I knew about it already

I love this car already, can only say many thanks to sean for selling me it
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