I couldn't find anywhere appropriate so figured my intro could just go here.
Any mods feel free to move it if there is a more appropriate place.
I'm Ben, aged 28 with a partner and two boys aged 3 and 6. Based in Wellington,
I'm a mechanical engineer by trade and I work a 12 hour night shift 3 on 3 off 4 on 4 off which I very much enjoy. I had my first alfa aged 17, twas a 79' TI coupe which was awesome (still have the engine as it was worked but unfortunately the rest is history
). I now have an 82 ti hatch which I've owned for near 5 years, also in the garage is a 35' austin ascot and a 94' 106 rallye. Then there's my daily a 00' 306 GTi 6. I'm am now eagerly awaiting delivery of my 96' 164 QV which was purchased off trademe this Sunday just gone. Now I went over budget a wee bit as some of you saw but hopefully all the receipts with it will be comforting and obviously the plate helps as they aren't cheap these days. there is a huge amount of work that for some reason he never mentioned in the auction which was the the fuel of my possibly slightly rash bidding
. Also In researching, nz classic car said between 6-8k for a gud one of these and more for immaculate low km so that influenced my decision a bit (hopefully they aren't too far off the mark).
The decision to buy came 8 months ago when my father was out from the uk and he said we needed a V6, he has had more cars than I care to mention including alfa's, lancia's, ferrari's, etc etc. So, during his time here we only managed to test drive one 156 2.5 which i persuaded him not buy due to mechanical and cosmetic condition, but the noise it made had me hooked instantly and I made the decision then and there I would add a V6 to the collection. Upon his departure he gave me very specific specs on the one we should have, 164 QV, red and black, black leather, pepper pots etc etc. eventually this came up and after many a discussion with him and with the owner we decided it was the one in my dad's dreams. I had tried to get him to sell privately but due to it having bids etc he didn't want to remove it but we did agree to some terms of my winning such as free delivery over x amount etc. Until the last minute it appeared as though I was going to steal it from him it but then someone decided they wanted it as much as us which is a bummer but hey, I got it! And I am totally amped.
So, that's it thus far and I apologise for the novel
but now you all know who I am and where that QV will reside and I look forward to chatting with you all and possibly even meeting some of you guys in the future.