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Well Happy An excellent visit to Platt's Alfa Romeo, Longton, Stoke

Last night, myself & Clare, GTleigh, Mrs GTleigh, his daughter & around 30 others had the honour of visiting the above dealership for an open evening organised by "the other Club"

It was fantastic Learnt such a lot about the dealer network and the goings on with ARUK. Their DET, Adrian, really knows his stuff and how to instill confidence in the customer.Got to play with all the cars in the showroom including the new Brera S (those plastic inserts see 159 lounge) and the staggering 8c Competizione.

When I saw it I had a trouser incident When the MD fired it up & revved I nearly fainted

Got given a limited edition hard backed Brera S book / brochure too

Overall, what a excellent dealership and what a nice cohesive team of staff they have, most have which have worked together for a long time.

Thanks to Platt's & to my man JG for organising the visit.

Enjoy the pics below

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Re: An excellent visit to Platt's Alfa Romeo, Longton, Stoke

I'm guessing that's BF's new car then

Wow.. well I'm jealous!

But Look at the swirl marks under the badge!
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Re: An excellent visit to Platt's Alfa Romeo, Longton, Stoke

You lucky chap Simon

Just as an aside fella. A few weeks ago I saw a suggestion on here that there should be a sticky thread where people can sing the praises of official dealers. We do seem to be a bit (well a lot actually) balanced in favour of the independant and there are some excellent Main Dealers out there.

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Wow.. well I'm jealous!

But Look at the swirl marks under the badge!
What he said
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I'd agree David. If you ever check out my posts in the 159, Brera & Spider technical section you'll see lots of balance from me and praise where it's due for the dealers

And Joe, there were swirls everywhere. Roy needs to pay it a visit

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Looks a bit too heavily upholstered.
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Re: An excellent visit to Platt's Alfa Romeo, Longton, Stoke

Not to put a downer on this....I live up the road from Platts and to be honest they are the last people I would go to. I find their salespeople not pleasant. I have to wear a eye patch all the the time and I called in to enquire a about one of there secondhand 156 v6. Lets just say I wasnt taken seriously . They couldn't even give me the right key. They wanted three times the car worth. It was a shed. Go in for a part and they dont have a clue . Found them expensive as well......
I admit that I could be prejudging but dont first impressions count?
To be fair though I probally would give them a second chance.
And I do know adrian.

Glad you had a good time though..
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You want to post that picture of the 8C's badge in the detailing lounge:- Its swirled up to ****!

What do they clean the cars with? Their Dads old Y fronts with fairy liquid and dirty water!
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GTleigh did an excellent job on our GTV badge surround. It's 12 years old mind you & with 157k on the clock
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Excellent pics Simon. The one with you in the seat is a must for the screensaver (yours, not mine ).

I'm with Gibbo on the dealers sticky thread BTW
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The dealer I work at is having it's open evening next month I believe, i'm looking forward to it loads. Although the funny thing is nobody seems to know what's happening about it yet.
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Chris Variava are doing a similar night I believe. I've already mentioned "our" invites
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I only know of Ray coming to the one at Longstones, the new South West dealership that I work at. I really should ask if anyone else is going to that from here.
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Ohh god there should be a warning for the title of this thread
 
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'Warning, this thread may cause viewers to die of pure joy at sight of a certain car inside'
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GTleigh did an excellent job on our GTV badge surround. It's 12 years old mind you & with 157k on the clock
I did, unfortunately I now have one massive arm and one normal sized one
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I did, unfortunately I now have one massive arm and one normal sized one
That has absolutley nothing to do with T Cutting around the badge though Leigh
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How did you fit that lardy ****** in that little seat
 
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Bring it on Super mod it won't make yer bum any smaller

Seriously I agree with Gibbster we're to busy bashing dealers It's nice to here a Positive

I'm trying to get summat like that sorted with Mangos but they are very friendly with the "Other Alfa Club"
 
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