Belated thanks for this, Top Down. Have recently finished David Venables' wonderful book on the Grand Prix Alfa Romeos, so this made a good follow up. In the nineties, Alfa assembled the parts for a 158/159 for American driver Mike Sparken, who demonstrated it at Silverstone. Wonderful sight and sound. And Motor Sport recently featured an article on the 158 by Doug Nye, which quoted contemporaries on what a smooth handling car it was, in contrast to the opposition.