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Greetings from Liverpool Uk

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:06 pm
by alecjohn
Hi - I currently have 4 alfas , one of which is a 1990 164 2.0 TS Lusso. there are a very rare sight now in the UK - there are just 6 or so Phase 1s of this year registered on UK roads. I have owned two 164s previously - #1 was a black 1989 2.0 lusso , one of the early ones imported to Uk and the build quality was excellent. I ran this between august 93 and June 97. in traded it in for #2 which was a red 1995 non super 2.0 and i ran that from 1997 to 2002. they were great cars and the combined mileage across the 9 years was nearly 150,000m. They never let me down , just serviced them and looked after them. I always fancied one as a spare car , so when this one came up for sale last year through a friend ( another Alfa nut) I jumped at it. It drove the 100 miles home sweet as a nut. It has just 93000 on the clock , and had only 2 owners in the first 25 years, who obviously cherished it. The paint, interior and structure are original. Even the electric rear window works with no broken elements! As does the sun roof. The underside has just light surface corrosion on the suspension and the floor pan still bears the original red painted underseal even in the turrets. I've put period correct 17" Zender wheels on it, and I have the original 15" Lusso alloys , which need a refurb. I might lower it just an inch soon, while I replace the brake discs and pads which are showing their age. I have already put a stainless steel exhaust on it ( including downpipes) as the original steel was beyond saving. What do you think? :D

Re: Greetings from Liverpool Uk

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:18 am
by alfa east
Hi alecjohn, welcome. Great looking car and you seem to have found a good one. I always say (despite of owning a Super myself and -earlier in my ownership- preferring the Super) that the first series is the design as Pininfarina truly meant it. And it shows. It's gorgeous. Keep it, cherish it, enjoy it, never sell it.

Re: Greetings from Liverpool Uk

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:42 am
by MikeCZ
Welcome! Really nice color combination. And I envy you those Zenders, I would like to have those on mine too :( :D

Re: Greetings from Liverpool Uk

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:04 pm
by alecjohn
Thank you guys. This is definitely one I intend to keep ! I also have a 159ti SW 2.4., a 156 GTA and a 1970 Giulia 1300ti. If I had to sell 3 of them and keep 1 , I guess it would be the 164. Its still well capable of being used as an everyday car if I had to. :wink:

Re: Greetings from Liverpool Uk

PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:32 pm
by 164EVER
Hello from France and welcome
you have a nice 164 i hope you'll keep it
this engine is a very good mechanic so the gearbox
and red is smart and uncommon it's a happy color
enjoy

p.s: hope we'll have picts of the other cars of your collection :wink:

Re: Greetings from Liverpool Uk

PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:05 pm
by alecjohn
Here are the others! I love all of them........... :D

Re: Greetings from Liverpool Uk

PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:00 pm
by alfa east
Nice collection! That 159 Sportwagon looks very good in that color!

Re: Greetings from Liverpool Uk

PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:27 pm
by alecjohn
Thanks Alfa east - it's Indaco Grey - kind of a mercury colour . 8)

Re: Greetings from Liverpool Uk

PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:33 pm
by Alfan
Welcome :) You have a very nice Alfa collection and your latest 164 is looking really good!

Thanks for sharing your previous 164 ownership, photos of those are also interesting :)

Re: Greetings from Liverpool Uk

PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 3:11 pm
by 164EVER
Beautyful cars, thanks for sharing.
You miss only three others, so you would have one per each day of the week :) .
Which one would you choose ?