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    #91
    Yep, this is either one of the greatest, or worst purchases in PF history. Time will tell, hopefully it's a good one.

    I love it, it appears to be a well looked after and loved vehicle, well done!

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      #92
      Looks good.... but... ballsy

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        #93
        brasher
        Shonky

        Your praises of bravery are not warranted, has had a fair bit of preventative maintenance, coilpacks, alternator, fuel pump, timing belts @100,000 (2013) and 165,000 (2018), also have a pretty reasonable alfa mechanic in my suburb who now keeps alot of wrecked ones for spares. Would be good to get the timing belts done by the end of the year, hoping the motor can hold it together.

        Was dropped off to prixcars today, good to know he hadn't just run off with my dollars.

        The holy grail of 156s just went up on UK collecting cars - https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/...gta-sportwagon

        These are the features that make 156 stand out for me over 159

        Side & rear quarter profile - concealed rear door handles - i also am sucker for those teledial wheels, and the styling on the mirrors.





        Side mirrors



        Last edited by JGTC; 27-07-21, 02:37 PM.

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          #94
          Nathan

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            #95
            Yeah that's mint. Welcome to the $5k euro wagon club!

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            Originally posted by thebluerx7
            The fact they want to ban cash makes me want to go out and use it full time again now .

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              #96
              Originally posted by I'm DJ! View Post
              Yeah that's mint. Welcome to the $5k euro wagon club!
              Am I allowed to pretend COVID hadn't happened, and hence join in the high-fiving?
              Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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                #97
                Originally posted by I'm DJ! View Post
                Yeah that's mint. Welcome to the $5k euro wagon club!

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                Thats sweet as you never see old volvos on the road anymore, in NSW there are some big Italian communities so there still a few alfas getting around.

                I alwayd wondered about mechanicals and parts do you have get much of it overseas? Do you have a good shop to take it to or mainly DIY?

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                  #98
                  That 156 is a lovely shape

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                    #99
                    Originally posted by JGTC View Post
                    Thats sweet as you never see old volvos on the road anymore, in NSW there are some big Italian communities so there still a few alfas getting around.

                    I alwayd wondered about mechanicals and parts do you have get much of it overseas? Do you have a good shop to take it to or mainly DIY?

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                    More old Alfas getting around compared to Volvos ? I can't say i see any old Alfas around let alone those beautiful wagons -

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                      Delivered today, got to ogle for about half an hr and quick spin around the block.

                      Paint is in decent nick considering the respray in 2017, relatively new continental rubber

                      The inside is much more reflective of its 188,000kms fairly tatty, leather needs a good deep clean, rear AC vents were broken so i think kids have through it as expected.

                      Motor looks pretty sludged at the top, symptomatic of it being run at below ideal oil levels, previous owner bought it at 88,000kms so i think up to that point it wasn't being topped up when needed. Blue slip on monday unfort so will be staying put over the weekend.



                      Last edited by JGTC; 29-07-21, 01:21 PM.

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                        It’s still got plates. If it’s been out of reg for less than a year you can simply reactivate the Rego
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                          Aaron wait what? I've just gone on and sussed it out, i can extend for 3, 6 or 12mths, are there any implications it being in the prev. owners name to just chuck 3mths ($244) on? I've already bought full comp insurance using the ACT plates to cover it coming up.

                          Edit: have just put 3 months on it just to putt around to work and back, awesome thank you!
                          Last edited by JGTC; 29-07-21, 04:54 PM.

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                            It’s pretty common to do here, we need the equivalent of a pink slip to do a Rego transfer so lots of people buy out of Rego shitters and re-register in the previous owners name. That’s the dodgy side.

                            The good side is a lot of us only register cars when we use them (our MX5 spends winter unregistered in the garage).

                            for you it’s a win because you’ll be able to actually use/drive while doing all the inspection and perhaps repairs without worry

                            Us PFers in Canberra were talking about this very wagon a little while back when I was looking vaguely at 159 longbois.
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                              Originally posted by JGTC View Post
                              Thats sweet as you never see old volvos on the road anymore, in NSW there are some big Italian communities so there still a few alfas getting around.

                              I alwayd wondered about mechanicals and parts do you have get much of it overseas? Do you have a good shop to take it to or mainly DIY?

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                              Yes its bizarre, check out my thread, mostly diy on this one, they are such an easy car to work on and find parts for. As they are getting older too there's plenty of aftermarket info and easy to follow tutorials and YouTube videos on how to do things. So common this happened the other day!

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                              Originally posted by thebluerx7
                              The fact they want to ban cash makes me want to go out and use it full time again now .

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                                Chris is one of the last Italian specialist workshops in Canberra. I've been dropping stuff off there abit lately, you know shitboxes like 105 GTA replicas, 105 GTVs, Lambretta Lambros etc.

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