Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Beautiful Maine USA
Excellent discussion, thank you Gentlemen.
As to the get rich quick scheme, not really.
Most of the cars for "sale" now in Europe are either sold, or if you contact the seller, the price will be higher than the ad. Plus, god forbid, you say it is going to the US !!
Good ones are now 50- 60 on average in Europe, so with shipping, exchange rate, paperwork that works, the price gets up there.
As I was just testing the water, I see that the US Alfa 'public' is not inclined to accept the car at the price I mentioned, though some of you did say you admired them, most were disparaging of its looks and performance for the money.
I also, was a bit put off by its look when I first saw one at the Toronto Alfa Convention, but like others folks, it grew on me. But, as I am a rather hardcore GTV6 Fanatic, I was intrigued by a more modern V6 transaxle Alfa. They are a rare car, by one of the greatest design houses of all time, so the potential growth of value is there in my opinion.
I don't think I will go forward at this time with partnering on one, though I suspect I will kick myself in the near future.
The " Save the Rusty Alfa Society"
43 Alfas at the moment [ I think], I'll be able to tell better when the snow melts