TGI The Weekend. Amen to that eh? For most of us the weekend means that we can forget about the horrendous commutes we’ve had this week and, if we are lucky enough, what a crummy time we’ve had at work, so we can relax.
That means we’ve all got time to dream, to surf, to look at and drive all those lovely cars on sale. It’s my new job to point you in one direction or the other on such weekends. And not necessarily the right one.
This weekend: Alfas. It seems every motoring hack loves Alfas, except maybe for me. I once owned an Alfetta 2.0 GTV for as long as it took me to drive it to the trader who bid me the most; about 30 minutes.
Like many, though I do like the idea of an Alfa even if I would actually buy something German, Japanese, Swedish, or BMC in a flash. That said there are still Alfa 155s about for around £500. I even came up with a 1999 156 2.0TS for £600, although the details were really rather sparse and you wonder how it even got to 116,000 miles, as cam belt changes on 156s should be carried out far more frequently than the recommended 45,000 miles.
Down at the bottom end of the Alfa scale there are those long-forgotten models the 145 and 146. You can get £650 for a Cloverleaf or even a 2.0 Ti, but then again I am absolutely certain that you’ll have come across an Alfa which the owner will pay you to take away. Tell me about them, and let’s all be driving something Italian by the time Monday comes.