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Hi guys, my silver 147 GTA is now for sale at £6k, it's listed in a few places but here are the details;

2004 147 GTA in Grigio Sterling Metallic. Has covered 96k, the last 14 by me.

Freshly serviced and MOTd so good on the road to July 2017, only required a CV boot, a slight move of a rear brake hose and two new tyres (tracking was out so inner edges were worn - tracking was done to be safe too). The tyres are Continental Contact Sport 5s which are rated the best for 2015/16 by Autoexpress. Had an oil change at this (96k) service with Valvoline VR1 racing oil. It has been kept to 6k oil change and a mechanic at Autolusso commented it was the cleanest one he'd seen under the cam covers.
In the last year it has had a new battery (Yarta - made by Bosch) and radiator, this is a Nissen rad which is very good quality.

This car has the 330 mm front discs with 4 piston Brembo calipers and has the 'Winter Pack' which includes heated front seats and headlight washers. It also has factory fitted rear parking sensors.
All of these electrical items work with no issues, and there are no other faults or error codes that appear or are logged (had it checked when the service interval was reset).

This car has the added benefits of a Quaife limited slip differential, it is lowered by 30 mm on Koni FSD shocks and Eibach Pro springs. This gives the car incredible handling and a very good ride even on UK roads.
The engine was professionally powder coated a few years ago and looks great still though the chrome inlet trumpets have odd spots of corrosion.
The headlights have a professionally retro-fitted bi-Xenon system in projectors, these are better than the factory fit xenons, give a very good light beam and can work on high beam too. It has been through two MOTs with these so they are fully legal unlike some other retro-fit versions. I have a pair of standard GTA lights than can be swapped over if buyer desires.

The bodywork has a few minor blemishes expected on a 12 year old car, some small dents, car park dings, chips and scuffs. The front bumper has the usual stone chips all over it and a few scrapes under the lip too. None of this is particularly evident unless you look close, the paint still looks stunning from all angles.
The downpipe flexi outer sheaths have been scraped back, it looks worse than it is but does not affect performance and there is no blowing.
The belts, tensioners and water pump (with the metal impeller) were last changed in September 2012, Alfa state 5 years before change but many places recommend 4 so I appreciate the buyer may want to change them in a few months, this has been factored in the price but if needs be I can get them done before sale at the buyer's expense.

I have a folder full of receipts/invoices going back to '05 and everything up to now. The wallet with service book and GTA specific manual are there and both original remote keys that work.

Please contact me if you have any queries, I'm happy for you to come and have a look and I can give you a quick drive as well. Cheers
 

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Price would be useful for anyone looking to buy. And for the rest of use to squabble over...
Sorry I forgot that bit lol, has been updated - price at £6000.
Ta for mentioning
 

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I used my initiative and looked on the classified hoping there was a price there:lol:

And there was.
 

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Pffft! That's too cheap. Must be a dog...:biglaugh:
Cheers lol :p . Well he certainly runs great, I've not really had any troubles since buying from Autolusso Bournemouth. it's just the belts which might want changing soon and some bits of body work that aren't perfect. I thought price was about in line with the higher mileage ones
 

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I have just taken a deposit for it, will be moving back to Hampshire very soon!
 

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Dam that was a cheap score for some lucky punter! 147 GTAs have to be the best used car buy on the planet - probly why I got one :biglaugh:
 

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Dam that was a cheap score for some lucky punter! 147 GTAs have to be the best used car buy on the planet - probly why I got one :biglaugh:
Likely to be recorded as the ultimate incarnation of the NA hot hatch. Prices are only going to go up relative to the latest batch of disposable turbos.:thumbup:
 

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Snooze you lose!
Regardless of what anyone may suggest on forums etc (usually existing owners) a car is only worth what anyone is willing to stump up for it. Unless the seller is prepared to hold out indefinitely then a compromise is required eg sale price vs extra insurance/tax/mot/servicing costs...... And this is why a perfectly usable GTA wagon went for scrap 3 this time 3 years ago.... Nobody would touch it, even at a sensible price.

We all would love the values of our beloved GTAs to soar but unless anyone else cottons-on, they are still considered to be 10-15year old used cars, worth pennies.... Advertising at 15k for months on end does little for the realistic ones amongst us... And to some, appear to be "too cheap" even without a viewing.
First to view will buy = price is spot on!

I expect to see "Geoff" blasting around locally shortly!
 

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Yeah that ^. I'm happy with the price and that the new owner will look after it :)
 
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Snooze you lose!
Regardless of what anyone may suggest on forums etc (usually existing owners) a car is only worth what anyone is willing to stump up for it. Unless the seller is prepared to hold out indefinitely then a compromise is required eg sale price vs extra insurance/tax/mot/servicing costs...... And this is why a perfectly usable GTA wagon went for scrap 3 this time 3 years ago.... Nobody would touch it, even at a sensible price.

We all would love the values of our beloved GTAs to soar but unless anyone else cottons-on, they are still considered to be 10-15year old used cars, worth pennies.... Advertising at 15k for months on end does little for the realistic ones amongst us... And to some, appear to be "too cheap" even without a viewing.
First to view will buy = price is spot on!

I expect to see "Geoff" blasting around locally shortly!
The fact it as a rare, specialist car, sold so quickly proves it was cheap.
 

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It's somewhat irrelevant either way now as he has just driven off to his new home in Southampton. At least now I have money to spend on 'Geoff' 2 :biglaugh:
 
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Haha but when I want to buy milk I don't umm and ahh about whether it's the right price or not. If the deal is acceptable I'll grab it from the shelf and pay, once I've checked the use-by date. No point leaving milk on the shelf for weeks just to get a few pennies more..... If you thought it was so cheap you should have come along and had a look for yourself.
Knowing this car quite well, having a good idea about GTA ownership and current pricing trends "we" were reasonably confident that based on the current state of the market, the economy, the car and the state of Dave's situation, it was the right price. And it sold happily.
Everything else is just armchair heresay
 

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Haha but when I want to buy milk I don't umm and ahh about whether it's the right price or not. If the deal is acceptable I'll grab it from the shelf and pay, once I've checked the use-by date. No point leaving milk on the shelf for weeks just to get a few pennies more..... If you thought it was so cheap you should have come along and had a look for yourself.
Knowing this car quite well, having a good idea about GTA ownership and current pricing trends "we" were reasonably confident that based on the current state of the market, the economy, the car and the state of Dave's situation, it was the right price. And it sold happily.
Everything else is just armchair heresay
Exhibit a - Signature
Exhibit b - Left <--- I have a 147 GTA
Exhibit c - Buyers guide, sticky top of the forum, written by?...
Exhibit d - Evo Buyers guide
Exhibit e - 40 odd alfa's owned / rebuilt in the last 10 years

Think that makes me more than an arm chair enthusiast. But if you want to keep talking yourself out of pocket, be my guest.
 

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And that is all great to know however I simply refer to your armchair as you haven't seen the car advertised in person. Any assumptions you make are indeed therefore just that.
Has any other circa 100k GTA sold recently achieved the heady heights that some bestow on our beloved motors? Everything else on ebay and autotrader as private sale is struggling at the £7k mark currently.
I guess the best presedent might be the fact that we bought another 147 GTA barely 4 weeks ago. But maybe that was too cheap too?
It's all irrelevant now as "Geoff" was advertised at a fair price and has sold to a fresh GTA owner. Everyone is happy.
 
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