Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Dobbs Ferry, NY
Don't forget to join the Alfa Owners of New England (AONE) aka the New England Chapter of the Alfa Romeo Owners Club-USA. I belonged to that chapter when I lived in Boston in the early 1980's, and made many friends with whom I remain in contact to this day!
Your story reminds me of our own family Alfa story: when my son was about 6 months old, I bought a new 1985 GTV6 - it served as a daily driver, track car, autocross car, etc. I had his infant seat in the back, and over the years we travelled to baseball games, skiing in Vermont, school trips, Cub Scout overnights and countless other tasks.
Not surprisingly, it suffered the expected wear and tear driving on New York roads.
I was struggling with whether to restore it or sell it, and my son, then about 16 years old, said to me. "Dad, I have always loved that car. Please don't sell it. If you give it to me, I promise I'll never put you in a home!"
Well, we shook on that deal. So the GTV6 was restored, and now resides with my son.
I'm not sure if my wife is included in that arrangement, but I rest easy that my future is secure!