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Hi all... Today I viewed an impressive 155, a 1995 2 litre 16v super... Are there any major issues I should know about before handing over the cash? It has a full history from dealers and specialists and drives nicely...It has a cloth interior, Momo wheel and knob, widebody with the black 16" wheels, not sure if that is the right spec for a super or not, it also has a small cloverleaf badge, does this mean anything or an add on? I have had a few Italian vehicles, so I know not to expect perfection and to expect the unexpected!
Thanks for any info...
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Hi allan,

As far as I am aware, the super came with 15" speedlines (silver pepperpots) as standard fit. If it has the 16" 5 spoke speedlines, that's a bonus I think. The small cloverleaf badge is possibly an add on - any photo's?

No the car is not perfect...but for a medium sized sports saloon it comes pretty close with bags of brio...but looking at your current car...you'll already know all about that!!

Just the usual checks - and rust checks around rear qtrs and floor - plenty of detail on this site...and cam belt variator change history.....welcome on board and good luck

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Thanks Jon,
Seems to good to miss, I always promised myself an Alfa! Even if it is a cheap one, could be the start of something!
Will check out where to look...
 

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do it! :D

for the age of the car, anything could be worn out; so it varies from car to car. this includes worn front lower suspension bushings, antiroll bar bushings, steering rod bushings in particular; also wheel bearings, leaks in the power steering, clutch slave cylinder, binding brake caliper sliders, bla bla bla. nothing particularly unique or troublesome in the model itself. just wear of 'consumable' parts.

i'm not very aware of what the Super includes, but bonus features are climate control, rear power windows, sunroof; the first two are probably standard.

i use my Skinny 2.0 8V as my daily driver, and it's great fun. whislt i've spent a lot of money on it, it looks fresh and is unique.

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Just sort the cam-belt and tensioner (plus pulley, variator and balance belt) and the beast will last forever.

At that age, as above.. but also look for corrosion all along the inner sill seam (the mastic on the lip of the joint splits and then water gets in) and also the condition of the brake pipes in the front wheel arches, on the rear trailing arms and also where the pipes pass from the engine room under the car (behind and just in-board of the n/s front wheel). Again... these are just age things so not a downer on the old bus. :thumbs:


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Thanks guys! Handing over the reddies tomorrow! Will let you know how it works out.... Hopefully with not too many dramas!
 

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Thanks guys! Handing over the reddies tomorrow! Will let you know how it works out.... Hopefully with not too many dramas!
:thumbs:Well done that man.....just covered another 350+ miles from Gatwick to Fakenham and back today....still have over 1/4 tank fuel left...that's outstanding as i wasn't hanging about:)

Parts prices are pretty good generally -I've just ordered a full set of cv's for less than £80 delivered! :thumbs:

atvb

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