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As Dr Nick would say... <<Hi Everybody!>>

I'm here cos my Sprint is in danger!
It's failed the MOT cos of structural rust (how surprising)
and the garage tell me I need a new bonnet, amongst other things.

This forum looks a pretty cool place, quality website too!
Right I'm off to the Parts forum...

laterz
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Welcome had quite a few of these in the past i know what your going through when they start to rust do you send it to the big scrap yard in the sky or keep it,s soul alive!?
 

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ledfoot99 said:
As Dr Nick would say... <<Hi Everybody!>>

I'm here cos my Sprint is in danger!
It's failed the MOT cos of structural rust (how surprising)
and the garage tell me I need a new bonnet, amongst other things.

This forum looks a pretty cool place, quality website too!
Right I'm off to the Parts forum...

laterz
ledfoot99
Hello Ledfoot,

Welcome on board!

There is a great Alfa expertise here, lots of advice and above all the Genuine community of passionate members...

Hope you will enjoy this site as much as I do...

...and above all, I hope that you will not give up and give a proper rescue to your gorgeous Sprint!

Fabrice :D
 

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Yeah the heart (and the gf) wants to keep it regardless of cost
But the head says if it's >1K to fix why not get a 145 instead?

...doubt that would turn as many heads tho
 

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Yes its a pity when they have to go but the 145/146 are also great cars to own we now have 3 in our family and it sure will grow even more. TI.s and Greenclover leafs are the one,s to have!
 

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ledfoot99 said:
Yeah the heart (and the gf) wants to keep it regardless of cost
But the head says if it's >1K to fix why not get a 145 instead?

...doubt that would turn as many heads tho
Yes, the Sprints a classic. The 145/146 are great cars, but the Sprint is timeless :)
 

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Hello !!
 

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Welcome to AO, the more Sprints that are kept running the better :)
 

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So the garage got back to me with bad news on the repair estimate, I can't justify spending over a grand to keep it on the road, and maybe that again every year (IF i can find the parts...)
As luck would have it they had a 96 GTV come in, and the buggers went and lent me it for a weekend test-drive...
and now I'm the proud owner of a GTV, and the Sprint will have to go for spares...

I'll put up an ad tonight in the classified forum.
 

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Same thing happended to me, I was going to get the engine rebuilt on my 33 but then the garage lent me a GTV ;)
 
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