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I'm putting my GTA back on the road early in 2014 and have decided that I probably should not keep the 155. What sort of money can you expect for a good condition 2L widebody. I know that this is a piece of string question but I am looking for a reason not to crystallize my losses on all the money I have spent on it!!

On the GTA front I have to do
timing belt
4 tyres and wheels refurbed
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small body work
possibly pads on the front


The last time I put it back on the road I got 2 miles out of it and the ECU packed in so I'm hoping for a bit more luck this time.....
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You'll probably get less than the cost of the timing belt and tires to be honest

Is it an option to keep it but declare it off the road?
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Keeping it is not a problem but I have to keep it outside which on a 17 yr old car is not good. I would prefer for it to be driven as mechanically it's sound and not worth that much. With the change in motor tax I wouldn't chance changing the insurance and taking it for a sneaky ride just to keep the bits oiled and as the GTA will be taxed for 6 months initially it is a bit of a shame. If I had my own shed then there is not a chance I would sell it. For sure the GTA is going to cost a bit of money but that has little value due to the cost of taxing it. I don't think there is anything I could have thou that would bring the same smile to my face. The sound alone is something that makes me well up....




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You'll probably get less than the cost of the timing belt and tires to be honest

Is it an option to keep it but declare it off the road?
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Rory you're a proper Alfista no doubt about it!!!
I'll have to see this famous GTA some time so I can appreciate it too and wipe the drool off your mouth!!!
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I'll keep a look out for your GTA, it's been a while since I've seen it.

Hopefully we'll see you & it at a meet next year
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Rory you're a proper Alfista no doubt about it!!!
I'll have to see this famous GTA some time so I can appreciate it too and wipe the drool off your mouth!!!
Any reason why its famous?
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Any reason why its famous?
Sorry Peter, bit of an in-joke.
I bought my Sportwagon off Rory so he's filled me in quite a bit about it!
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Sorry Peter, bit of an in-joke.
I bought my Sportwagon off Rory so he's filled me in quite a bit about it!
Dam! Taught there was going to be something mad about it
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Dam! Taught there was going to be something mad about it
No Peter you're the maddest yoke on here (and that's saying something!!!!)
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No Peter you're the maddest yoke on here (and that's saying something!!!!)
I'll take it as a compliment haha
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I'll take it as a compliment haha
That's how it's meant!
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Moved out of Penrose Wharf almost 2 years ago down to Little Island so I'd say that would account for 90% of the sightings for you!! I also tend to drive what ever alfa I have less now that paying for parking is not a problem as I have a van in work - slightly more economical around the city.

Kids are now at an age that getting to meets should be on the cards :-)




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I'll keep a look out for your GTA, it's been a while since I've seen it.

Hopefully we'll see you & it at a meet next year
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Any reason why its famous?
Perhaps it's because I found fame with it - Frequently And Massively Expensive
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Moved out of Penrose Wharf almost 2 years ago down to Little Island so I'd say that would account for 90% of the sightings for you!! I also tend to drive what ever alfa I have less now that paying for parking is not a problem as I have a van in work - slightly more economical around the city.

Kids are now at an age that getting to meets should be on the cards :-)

Yeah that's where I almost always saw it, I rarely park in there now either. Handy to have the use of something else alright, especially around the city.


Great, hopefully we'll see you at one soon If you've any suggestions of what would work for you speak up https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/repub...ml#post7065337
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Perhaps it's because I found fame with it - Frequently And Massively Expensive
I though parts were only a tenner?
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FWIW, I put my 1.8 TS 155 into storage in Sept; used Self Storage Dublin Home for €500 p.a.

Cars are indoors and it's located in the Ashbourne area.

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FWIW, I put my 1.8 TS 155 into storage in Sept; used Self Storage Dublin Home for €500 p.a.

Cars are indoors and it's located in the Ashbourne area.

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That is very reasonable. Do you have access to the car to work on it etc?
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Access is by prior arrangement Mon-Sat, I've been up twice since it went in to give it a start etc. As for working on it, only light stuff is allowed within the facility (they didn't elaborate on what was meant by that, but I took it to mean no removal of major components or anything with fluids).

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