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Sold - Rare Gumtree Success.Alfa 147 2.0 TS MOT May 19 or £350 cash

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#61 OFFLINE   flat4alfa

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 07:52 PM

Ok TWO of your tickets, grazie!


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 08:31 PM

2 added for Flat4alfa

 

No promises but inspired by seeing a well polished 190d on another thread I have wired a new plug on my DA sander to see if it works, last known used by the wife 2 years ago to sand floorboards :shock: also denies bending plug pins.

 

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#63 OFFLINE   gm

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 08:51 PM

Yorkshire - that's near Scotland, isn't it ? Stick me down for a mid table random please :)
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#64 OFFLINE   Ohdearme

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 10:03 PM

29 it is!

 

I'm lucky in that I can always find an excuse to work from Manchester/London/Solihull (if forced) for a day and dispose of said vehicle in exchange for a lift to a train station.

 

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#65 OFFLINE   Ohdearme

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 09:53 AM

Time for a Bump as the wife has got the hump :)



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Posted 07 August 2018 - 10:11 AM

I'll have 4 and 9 please.

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 11:54 AM

Go on then! I'll have another..

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 12:56 PM

Thanks for the extra roffles, only 34 chance to play Alfa timing belt roulette left!

 

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 06:47 AM

Bump for new price...I’ll even wash it, save me from the horrors of Gumtree ‘best price mate?’

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:28 PM

i will have another, and help you out with a bump. 

 

Personally I think you calling it fucked is selling it wrong, there is many, many far more ruined ones on eBay etc, at least this one has test!

 

Also, aren't the 2.0 TS engines pokey as heck?



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:29 PM

Yes, to be fair I should probably rewrite it.

There is nothing at all wrong with it except it is probably due a timing belt and there’s a knock on the suspension I’m fixing this weekend.

I’m just being a bit too honest as don’t want to dick anyone over with it but it’s got test to run to May and has given every indication of making it there without any major problems.

I shall probably up the ante with some nicer pics tomorrow seeing as gumtree is mainly yielding random number messages being fired at me.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:33 PM

2.0 has about 150bhp and loves to rev, not a whole lot of torque but makes a great load of noise, combined with the stupidly quick steering rack, they are great fun on country roads thrashing around in the top of the revs.

I paid £800 ten months ago and just need shot as no need for three cars. I floated the idea of keeping it with the missus today and she damn near stabbed me, I love it but she wants money for the kitchen, the witch.
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Posted 11 August 2018 - 01:53 PM

Off she has sailed into the sunset for £375 to a discerning chap buying for his wife in a SAAB 9-3.

I also found an unrelated wallet with no ID (not the buyers, I checked) containing £6.20 to add to kitty.

Wife relieved, daughter giving last rights to donor vehicle before scrappers come.

Please feel free to transfer your riddle numbers to the davenumbers mgroffle.

Thanks all!

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:35 PM

The UK used car market is mad

 

I mean, here's a great driving, good looking car, that hasn't even hit 100k, with 10 months ticket; sold for bicycle money

 

Even the cam belt roulette will bring daily excitement


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#75 OFFLINE   flat4alfa

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:41 PM

Apart from that, just 15% of this model are left in the UK

 

In 2030 they will be worth plenty.  Because Alfa.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 02:35 PM

Glad you got this sold ok, as it stopped me thinking about it! Just typical the bargains always show up when the funds are low. At that money and mileage there plenty of scope left to maintain it and keep it going for a long time yet. Did it sell via here? 

 

I think personally that the 147 design has aged really well and I think one of these or a 156, 166 are a car I will one day have to try for myself before they get out of reach.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 03:05 PM

I am the roffle kiss of death.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 05:06 PM

It sold to a local near me via Gumtree, it was a giveaway price really. I also think they will pick up in value as their already scarce numbers die out (I killed another one for the donor that could realistically have been saved if I’d wanted to spend another £500 and three months of effort).

I think the facelift versions are a more attractive bet and they had reworked suspension, some with a Q2 diff too.

I underpriced mine as it wasn’t mint and didn’t want any comeback but it was still perfectly serviceable. I bought it in a rush from a dealer as I needed a car that weekend and I wanted a 147 so just took it, warts and all.

As much as I gradually end up improving my cars through their ownership, it wasn’t worth the effort to ‘mintify’ this one as there were too many minor blemishes that jus add up to not being worth it (car park dings, faded exterior plastics, small bit of roof lacquer peel, stuck oil sump plug, etc.) so I just priced it so it would keep on going and not get scrapped.

Compared to most things out there for the money, they’re different, reliable (yes really) and great fun drive. If the dog or wife ever get run over, I’d get another in a heartbeat.

It joins the list of only four other cars (from about 35) that I’ve genuinely been sad to see go.

Those were,
E39 540
Fiat Barchetta (I was so upset, I bought another)
Galant VR-4
and now the 2.0 147.

Trivia, apparently the Fiat 1.8 in the Barchetta/HGT and twin spark share the same bottom end more or less, with Alfa popping a twin spark head on, would explain how the first time I drove it, I felt like I was back in a Barchetta through the pedals.
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