So, in summary, I bought a car some distance and a ferry trip away from me. Arranged for an AlfaBB member who I had never met to pick up and use the car while on holiday in return for delivering it to me when he had finished.
Gains to me:
1. saved $750 (plus) that it would have costed me to get it here.
2. Had an Alfisti spend time with the car finding its little issues and providing me with a list
3. Met a great fellow Alfisti and had a really wonderful evening chatting with him and his wife. This turned out to be the highlight!
I highly recommend doing things like this. It may involve being "generous with trust" but the rewards are awesome.
Alfetta GT twinspark project, Alfasud Ti, 3x164s, 4x156s, 147, 166, plus parts cars.