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I know this isn't the classified section but as I've just bought a larger Alfa I thought I'd test the water while I get it ready for a new owner... I'll place a proper advert in the classified section once the private plate transfers and I can get some nice pics up...

  • One of the last 156's on a 55 plate (Sept 2005) Facelift model
  • 1.9 16v 6 speed Diesel 150bhp (Alfatune remap circa 185 bhp)
  • Stromboli Grey metallic with hurricane grey powdercoated alloys
  • Factory side skirts
  • Full leather with cruise and climate control
  • Just over 40k from new with full service history
In my ownership she's wanted for nothing... I had the cambelt, tensioners, pulleys and water pump done circa 10k ago, along with a heavy duty Bosch Silver seal battery, new glow plugs, Brake slave cylinder, AutoDelta Air filter, new rear bushes, new top arms, front discs & pads and braided brake hoses all round...

Ideally I'd be keeping it, as it's fast, economical, still looks lovely, returns nearly 50mpg cruising in 6th etc, but my good lady says it's too big for her and wants to keep her 147 much to my annoyance.

£4450
 

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... Should be ready for sale by the end of the month :)
 

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Looks like a beautiful example, good luck with the sale!
Cheers fella :thumbs:

Yeah I wish the mrs would stop being silly and drive it... Having said that she can't reverse the 147 out of the drive without catching it on the gatepost, so maybe its no bad thing!! :lol:
 

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From another Sport owner , who knows what a good drive these cars are.
Good luck with the sale, hope it goes to a good home.
Thanks that's really kind! :thumbs:

It's been a great car, and for this sort of money is a very cheap way to own a great engine! I'm actually gonna miss it...
 

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Thanks that's really kind! :thumbs:

It's been a great car, and for this sort of money is a very cheap way to own a great engine! I'm actually gonna miss it...
Lovely car you have there. As a matter of interest what is the difference between the Sport and Veloce?
 
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Looks stunning...

When you see the prices of good ones it makes you feel very lucky to have picked up an 05 veloce 20v in superb condition for £1500. And even with all the little engine niggles belt, pump, egr, boost pipes, stat. it still owes me less than 2k. They are very special to drive.

I really feel for you having to give up that lovely car. They ain't that hard to drive but as you say maybe better not to see the gate post rubbing down this car :)
 

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The 'Sport' was the run out model mainly on 55 plates (Sept 05), so the last of the line just before the 159 replaced it. So it's really a Veloce spec car but only available in Stromboli Grey metallic with 17'' wheels, leather interior (£££ option on Veloce), different steering wheel and cruise control.
 

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The 'Sport' was the run out model mainly on 55 plates (Sept 05), so the last of the line just before the 159 replaced it. So it's really a Veloce spec car but only available in Stromboli Grey metallic with 17'' wheels, leather interior (£££ option on Veloce), different steering wheel and cruise control.
My Veloce came with red leather, stromboli grey and 16" wheels. I now have cruise control and want some smart 17" rims...... They will have to wait until I do the clutch and possibly have Alfatune breath some magic. Despite the mileage rapidly approaching 100k it remains a great car. I just have to be careful spending shillings as Mrs Leitrim155 has a very jaundiced eye etc etc:tut:
 

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oooh don't tempt me...
some interior pics would be helpful :|
Yeah I'll get some proper pics taken (Inc Interior) when I get chance to give her a full detail. Just need a weekend with some dry weather really.

Stromboli looks really glossy after a full clay bar and wax, and the wheels come up lovely being powdercoated in hurricaine grey. The leather interior still looks like new too...
 

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Ive the Sport model...didn't realise cruise control was standard?

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Yeah you're right actually coming to think of it! When I first bought it, I managed to get hold of the replacement lower steering wheel cowel with the extra cut out for for the cruise control stalk and obviously the cruise control stalk itself.

They're just plug and play! (providing you have the later facelift car with the white plug loom socket) :thumbs:
 

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yup sport didnt come with it, although I've also added it on my Sport.

as someone said Sport were the last ever 156s made, I've read somewhere only 50 were done but not sure if this is correct.

they all had the 1.9 jtd m-jet motors running 150bhp, not 140bhp like most previous 16v jtd, all were stromboli grey with 17inch multi spokes, leather, side skirts and all the rest. I also have the high level rear wing and BOSE on mine as well, although not sure if these were so common?

you certainly wont find a younger 156 than a Sport though and being a common rail jtd motor they'll survive nuclear war.
 
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