Alfa Romeo Forum banner

1 - 20 of 70 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
92 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hi guys. Perreby has been urging me for a few months now to introduce myself on the forum, but I've been working flat out to start a new business (more on that below). With his kind assistance, I managed to add myself to the list for the 4C Launch Edition last year. I must admit to almost chickening out when I saw the price and the deposit requirement, but I managed to convince myself that I just had to have this car.

So, to cut a long story short, I confirmed my order for an Alfa Red 4C LE a few months ago and reluctantly parted with that big deposit. I'm now waiting impatiently for my one-of-13 LEs in SA (and apparently the only one destined for Cape Town) to arrive. I received my countersigned purchase agreement last week, but I'm still waiting to hear what number I've been allocated.

I must admit to not being a long-time Alfa owner. I've always admired Alfa's history and its racing heritage, but I just didn't find any of the recent models to be exciting enough - until the 4C came along. I've owned a string of Porsches (as sports cars), BMWs (as family cars) and Renaultsports (as hot-hatch toys), but I think AR deserves support for going against the recent trend of ever-more-powerful engines in ever-heavier (and larger) cars by producing the 4C.

By way of introducing myself, I also want to mention that I've just launched a new business in Cape Town. RS Performance Cars is a specialist motor dealership, focusing exclusively on quality pre-owned performance cars - spanning the entire range from supercars to sports and GT cars, but also including hot hatches and track-day toys. I am first and foremost an enthusiast, and I know that there are many other petrolheads out there who would like to deal with people who are as enthusiastic about performance cars as they are.

Just to give you some idea of what we're about, our opening stock includes the following: 2011 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS, 2004 BMW M3 CSL, 2012 Renault Megane RS 265 Trophy, 2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage, 2011 Subaru WRX STI, 2007 Jaguar XKR Coupe, 2012 Nissan 370Z Coupe A/T and 2008 Porsche Boxster. You'll note that I don't currently have an Alfa on the showroom floor - I'd like to rectify that by adding a clean, low-mileage Giulietta 1750 QV, but I just haven't found one at the right price. If you have one of these, or any other clean, late-model performance car with FSH to sell, let me know.

If anyone's interested in more details about our cars, check out our website at RS Performance Cars | Pre-owned Performance Cars in Cape Town or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RSPerformanceCars (and feel free to "like" it if you like what you see). We're very accessibly located in Northgate Estate, at the intersection of the N1 and M5 (and on the way to Killarney), and we have lots of secure parking, so the Cape Town guys should feel free to use the showroom as a meet-up for runs. I'd also like to extend an invitation to all local members to pop in for a visit, to check out the cars and have a cup of coffee with me.

As far as the 4C is concerned, I want to keep that as my personal car - but it all depends on how well the business is doing at that point and whether I'll be able to afford to keep it. Either way, I will certainly put the car on my showroom floor for a few weeks when it arrives (hopefully by Feb 2014) - just to give local Alfisti their first chance of getting up close and personal with what I believe will be an extraordinary car.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,731 Posts
Fantastic-great to know there'll be more 4Cs in SA!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
608 Posts
Hi guys.
I'm now waiting impatiently for my one-of-13 LEs in SA (and apparently the only one destined for Cape Town) to arrive.

just to give local Alfisti their first chance of getting up close and personal with what I believe will be an extraordinary car.
Oh yeah!!!! Please let us know when it's on the showroom floor. I will be there on that day to view it.

Welcome to the forums, mate!




Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,407 Posts
Welcome... And so the list of the SA 4C LE buyers on this forum grows :thumbs:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,133 Posts
Welcome and good to hear that there will be a 4C in Cape Town. It would be nice for the CARC guys to have an evening viewing your cars especially the 4C. Steven what about it?
 
D

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
I may have missed something but what happened to Perreby ?

Congrats on the 4C !
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,815 Posts
Welcome, as you come on board Pereby pulled a Guili and left the forum now he's updating me daily on his 4C, I keep on telling him to come back, so hold your breath lol.

It's good that you 4C owners come out and say you'll be owners, don't know why some people would want to keep that a secret? I've heard of more names of people we know but they want to keep it a secret, lol.

I've got a tuned GQV that is mint(just got a detail) for you, it will be running 300bhp this month still!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,740 Posts
Welcome and good to hear that there will be a 4C in Cape Town. It would be nice for the CARC guys to have an evening viewing your cars especially the 4C. Steven what about it?
Welcome :thumbs:
I'm sure we can muster something together for you...
 

·
Regional Representative, For South Africa - AO-SA
Joined
·
5,467 Posts
Welcome to the looniebin Ultra Red..... we will have you raving and cursing (sometimes at the same time) in no time at all......... Congrats on the 4C too
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
92 Posts
Discussion Starter #18
Thanks for the welcome, guys - much appreciated. I hope I'll get to meet many of you over the coming months (at least those of you based in Cape Town). :thumbs:

Eight months and counting. :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,740 Posts
Thanks for the welcome, guys - much appreciated. I hope I'll get to meet many of you over the coming months (at least those of you based in Cape Town). :thumbs:

Eight months and counting. :D
So in 11 months we will be visiting you, try not to write it off :p
 
1 - 20 of 70 Posts
Top