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1996 Alfa 164 Cloverleaf (I'm back...)

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:07 pm
by HaydnW92
Hello everyone,

Some of you may remember me, I had a fairly popular thread on this forum which was all about my modified Q4. Unfortunately that didn't end very well for me - for those unaware, I became fed up with the car and sold it in September 2017, following a gearbox problem that I couldn't seem to fix. I also had severe issues with my back at the time so was struggling to work on the car. I didn't expect to own another 164 at any point in the near future.

I've since owned a 1999 GTV V6 6 Speed, followed by a 1998 156 V6 6 Speed, and now my current 1999 GTV V6 5 Speed. All of them were/are nice cars, and none of them were projects. But I just couldn't really enjoy them as much as I wanted, or as much as I used to enjoy my 164s. I kept looking at 164s for sale, not really looking to buy one, but just looking anyway.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago - I'm now working more hours in a different job, my back problems are pretty much gone thanks to physio and daily exercise, and I'm once again thinking how much I'd like to have another 164 project, preferably a 24v Cloverleaf as I've previously owned a 12v Cloverleaf and the Q4 of course. I wanted one that needed a bit of mechanical work but preferably didn't need much bodywork/paint. The perfect car appeared on eBay... 1996, 88k miles, loads of history, all keys present, lots of spares included. I knew it was 'the one' so I bought it!

The car is due to arrive at my home on Sunday the 10th of November. Any work on the car might have to wait until after Christmas, but I hope to have it back on the road next Spring. :D
I thought I would post a thread on here if people are interested, same as I did with my Q4?

Here's a few pictures of the car from the advert.
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Edit: This is also my 200th post!

Re: 1996 Alfa 164 Cloverleaf (I'm back...)

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:24 pm
by Alfan
The 164 is addictive - welcome back 8) :mrgreen:

More photos of course! And an update on the Maserati is also of interest...

Re: 1996 Alfa 164 Cloverleaf (I'm back...)

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:15 pm
by AlfaWhiz
Welcome back Haydn! Good to have you back in the club. 8)

I did follow your thread on your former Q4, indeed that's what happens with those Alfas, you sell them same way as you buy them - on an impulse. :mrgreen:

Glad to hear you're recovering and congrats on the purchase, she's a stunner! Definitely looking forward to see more photos, let us know once you get her home. :)

Cheers

Re: 1996 Alfa 164 Cloverleaf (I'm back...)

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:01 pm
by HaydnW92
AlfaWhiz wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:15 pm
Welcome back Haydn! Good to have you back in the club. 8)

I did follow your thread on your former Q4, indeed that's what happens with those Alfas, you sell them same way as you buy them - on an impulse. :mrgreen:

Glad to hear you're recovering and congrats on the purchase, she's a stunner! Definitely looking forward to see more photos, let us know once you get her home. :)

Cheers
Thank you! More photos and information coming soon.
Alfan wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:24 pm
The 164 is addictive - welcome back 8) :mrgreen:

More photos of course! And an update on the Maserati is also of interest...
It certainly seems to be, because here I am again!

The Maserati... it was back on the road, and I got to drive it a few times, but it just isn't right. There is a turbo issue, a steering issue, and a few electrical gremlins to sort. I have barely touched the car this year, but plans are in place to spend some time/money on it next year. 8)

I know that's not a lot of information, but I'll be able to provide more once I make some more progress with it.

Re: 1996 Alfa 164 Cloverleaf (I'm back...)

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:16 am
by obenhaus
Hi Haydn,

congratulation!

Just noticed the auction of this QV, seems to be a good one.

Nils

Re: 1996 Alfa 164 Cloverleaf (I'm back...)

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:32 pm
by MikeCZ
Welcome back! I heard from more sources that
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I hope you will have more happy moments with this one than with the Q4 :)

Re: 1996 Alfa 164 Cloverleaf (I'm back...)

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:22 pm
by 164EVER
Yes the 164 is addictive
Wow your Q2 seems magnificent.
I have the same addict, just buy another one today :twisted: :twisted: