Well all, thought I would throw up a quick thread.
I've been driving Honda's for 11 years, but always wanted an Alfa. My Dad worked for Alfa in the 80's and as a kid, they were the coolest cars on the road. Loved the 156 when it came out and I still do.
I needed a cheap car to do a 2 mile commute and was on the lookout for a Honda 'shed'. Instead, I followed my heart and finally bought my first proper Alfa. 2000 reg, base model 1.6, 80k on the clock, NCT'd for 18 months and purchased for €1.5k. As you can see from the first photo, its not exactly a head turner.
Since then, I've un-sheded it and thrown money down the toilet, but the car drives and looks great!
2 Upper Wishbones
2 Lower Wishbones
4 Drop Links
2 Rear Radius Arms
Front Anti Roll Bar
Oil & Filter
Air Filter (once I figure those snapped bolts out)
8 Genuine Alfa Spark Plugs
Car was bought without service history, but found it.... in the glove box! Not complete, but its had a clutch, TB 20k miles previous and a water pump, so not too bad
Front & Rear Discs & Pads (Ferodo)
Looks wise its had:
Teledials with 4 new Bridgestone Turanza tyres
New Front & Rear Alfa badges
Clear side indicators
Wood Steering Wheel & Dash
Chrome tail pipe finisher
Inifinity Front speakers
New remote battery and button (works now!)
Still on the list to fit are the air filter, TAN LEATHER
and thats about it. Want to get the tracking done, wouldnt mind finding a DS wing in the same colour (little bit of rust and a ding) and then its pretty much done.
Absolutely love driving the thing. Handles great and makes me smile. Not the pokiest, but i dont drive it near enough to get use out of a bigger engine.