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

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HaydnW92
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1996 Alfa 164 Cloverleaf (I'm back...)

Post by HaydnW92 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:07 pm

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!
1999 Alfa GTV 3.0 V6 24V
1992 Maserati 222 4V (project)

(Ex)1994 Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 Savali Cosworth
(Ex) 1991 Alfa 164 3.0 Cloverleaf
(Ex) 1995 Alfa 145 1.6 8V

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

Post by Alfan » 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...
1994 Alfa Romeo 164 Q4 Proteo Rosso 550.000km
1989 Lancia Thema 8.32 Verde Indy 270kkm
2001 Alfa Romeo Spider 3.0 24V Blue Lightning 55kkm
2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Multiair TCT Bianco Pastello 155kkm
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Rosso Competizione 90kkm

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

Post by AlfaWhiz » 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

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

Post by HaydnW92 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:01 pm

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.
1999 Alfa GTV 3.0 V6 24V
1992 Maserati 222 4V (project)

(Ex)1994 Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 Savali Cosworth
(Ex) 1991 Alfa 164 3.0 Cloverleaf
(Ex) 1995 Alfa 145 1.6 8V

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

Post by obenhaus » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:16 am

Hi Haydn,

congratulation!

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

Nils
1993 Alfa Spider 2.0 IE nero 817
1993 Alfa 164 Super V6 24V blu genoa 477
1993 Alfa 164 Super V6 24V CAE blu genoa 477 - stored
2000 Alfa 916 S1 grigio Eclisse 677
2001 Alfa 156 V6 24V blu vela

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

Post by MikeCZ » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:32 pm

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 :)
Alfa Romeo 164 2.0 V6TB 1995 + Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.0JTDm 2011
Ex: Honda Civic VIII 1.8 2010, Seat Leon ST FR1.4 TSI 2017, Alfa Romeo 159 2.4 JTDm 2007 berlina, Fiat Stilo 1.4 MW 2007

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

Post by 164EVER » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:22 pm

Yes the 164 is addictive
Wow your Q2 seems magnificent.
I have the same addict, just buy another one today :twisted: :twisted:

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