Maybe this has been answered before or even discussed at the meets but since i'm still pretty much a newbie I'm interested to know what first got your interest in Alfas?
I was always interested in cars since I was a kid. But I guess my main interest in Alfas started when I was 4 or 5 years old. My dad had a red sud 1.5ti around that time. I used to wait for him down at the end in the evenings waiting for him to come from work, just so I could go for a spin in it
he would pick me up and drive me home (not even 100 metres
) All the kids in the neighbourhood thought the car was the coolest going!
My older sister then started a new job in 1998, and as part of her perks she picked up a 98 156 2.0 Sportivo for a company car (red exterior, black leather interior) It was unreal!!! The noise off the 2 litre was class! I got to drive it a bit around sunday carparks, as I wasn't even old enough to have my license at that stage.
My dad went off alfas for a few years since the Sud, he had 2 toyotas (yawn) and then eventually saw a maroon coloured 159 1.9 for sale in limerick. He bought it
I was allowed drive it a few times and I seriously liked the car. He still has it, so hopefully will get him to come to one of the meets in the future.
I thought it was my time to own an Alfa, and after months of searching ended up with a nice GT
So tell me, what is your story?