Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Adelaide South Australia
Yes agree but some, like me, can't put $10k together ... plus it is a very involving process restoring something with your own hands. Far richer than just buying something.
That’s why I’m doing a rolling restoration on a 1988 Range Rover I bought from my brother in law last December for $500. My youngest brother did a lot of the most expensive mechanical work on it for him, including a low mileage 3.9 Disco engine, but he hardly drove it afterwards and it languished on his property for the last three or four years deteriorating in the sun and rain. I’ve done a huge amount to it since I got it and it gives me a goal every day. I took the fuel tank out yesterday to replace the pump, thinking I would put it straight back in, but now I have to paint the tank and the chassis around it because I won’t relax knowing there is surface rust on it.
It is Alfa related because I fitted a set of charcoal leather heated seats from a 2007 GT to the front and will either fit the rears as well or use the leather to re cover the originals.
2010 159 ti 1750 TBI sedan (red).
2004 GT 3.2 V6 (Stromboli Grey).
2008 159 TI Sportwagon 2.4 JTDM (Stromboli Grey).
1987 75 3 litre (red). My first 75 and now my son's.
2000 156 2 litre Twin Spark, ( Cosmos Blu metallic), my daughter's car.
2000 156 Monza Twin Spark, (Cosmos Blue metallic), son’s girlfiend’s car.
1999 GTV 3 litre 24 valve V6, metallic black, (son’s new car).
1988 Range Rover Classic Highline 3.9 V8
1989 75 3 litre, written off by runaway van.
1990 75 3 litre Potenziata (black), now sold & living in Newcastle NSW.
1990 75 3 litre Potenziata (grey, sadly deceased due to fire).
1982 GTV 2 litre, red, (daughter's first Alfa)
2 x 1992 164s, (1 red, 1 grey).
2 x 1988 33s, (both red).
1985 GTV 2 litre, (white).
Last edited by oz3litre; 10-24-2018 at 04:34 PM.