When I bought the Caterham it was to be the last
purchase, but as usual the space in the garage left by the sale of the
Talbot seemed wasted, so hence the Alfa.
I wanted a simple closed car useable on a everyday basis
that had style and some comfort, without being too brash. The Alfa seems
to fit the bill.
I was lucky to find the car close to home. It has had
three owners and genuine 51,000 miles with all the MOT's to
During its life it has received new inner and outer
sills and lower front wings. The painting is not brilliant but is
The interior was 'tired' so I have recovered the front
seats and fitted new carpets , all available from stock and very
As usual I have replaced all the electrical parts ,
distributor cap, rotor arm, leads coil etc.
The Dellorto carbs were well out of tune but easy to
So far the car runs well , handles nicely and with new
tyres should be a very pleasant drive.
I thought it was time to deal with the paint issues and
have now re-painted the car in its original Alfa red.
The car now looks stunning and is a real pleasure to
drive and much more comfortable in the cold and wet weather!
Time has moved on (again ) and despite the now near
perfect car , itchy feet have taken over and I have now sold the car.
Difficult decision as it would be near impossible to
replace at a reasonable cost but I have always had a wish to own a
British icon .. a MK2 3.8 Jaguar. It would have been impossible to
justify both cars so the Alfa had to go, a sad day!