75 Vandalised. - Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-14-2014, 03:45 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
alfettaGTAm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 211
75 Vandalised.

So my 75 was at the mechanics and had to be parked outside over the weekend - here's what happened to the poor old girl.

Broken windscreen, kicked in door and some ugly goop all over the boot.

Rather "peeved" am I.

Kerry.
Attached Images
   

Christchurch, NZ.
Alfetta GT twinspark project, Alfasud Ti, 3x164s, 4x156s, 147, 166, plus parts cars.
alfettaGTAm is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-14-2014, 06:51 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Posts: 1,780
Are you or the workshop covered by insurance Kerry? I assume Addington was the location where it was vandalised?

Richard J
'65 Giulia Ti, '69 GT Junior, 72 Spider, '74 2000 GTV, ,`00 156
alfavirusnz is offline  
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-14-2014, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
alfettaGTAm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 211
No, it's fallen through a gap. I don't insure my cars for anything other than 3rd party, and it was parked on the street not in the workshop or on the grounds. The latter was my decision - I needed to leave two cars knowing there wasn't room for both to be secured away.

The three kids who did it were caught on surveillance video so will probably be caught but I'm not holding my breath for any compensation from that quarter!

Christchurch, NZ.
Alfetta GT twinspark project, Alfasud Ti, 3x164s, 4x156s, 147, 166, plus parts cars.
alfettaGTAm is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-14-2014, 09:20 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Posts: 1,780
You may be lucky. My Alfa 90 was broken into and the Police got the offenders who were of course young offenders. They ended up with a court order against them for compensation and I actually ended up with more through Justice Dept weekly direct credit than I assessed the damage at.

Richard J
'65 Giulia Ti, '69 GT Junior, 72 Spider, '74 2000 GTV, ,`00 156
alfavirusnz is offline  
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-18-2014, 02:50 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Posts: 93
Really sad to see this sort of mindless idiocy...

Chin up old chum!

Tom
Ledzep is offline  
post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-21-2014, 07:34 PM
Del
Senior Member
Gold Subscriber
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: seattle
Posts: 15,288
So what was the outcome on this?

Del

Seattle

1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27

previously owned since 1964:

62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Del is offline  
post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-18-2015, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
alfettaGTAm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 211
No luck on any form of compensation.

You know the stories from people who win in transactions - they get a really good buy or sell their car that's about to die? I'm the guy on the other end! :-)

I think I'll transfer all the running gear to the Alfetta GT and just enjoy driving an Alfa.

Kerry

Christchurch, NZ.
Alfetta GT twinspark project, Alfasud Ti, 3x164s, 4x156s, 147, 166, plus parts cars.
alfettaGTAm is offline  
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-18-2015, 07:50 PM
Del
Senior Member
Gold Subscriber
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: seattle
Posts: 15,288
Looks like it wasn't that bad to repair. Must be a used windshield somewhere, and the door should push out easily. The goop? Surely that would clean up?

Wouldn't slow me up much, unless the rest of the car was on it's last legs somehow.

You have something such as "small claims court" where you just make your case in front of a magistrate, and he decides? Costs almost nothing. My brother did one of these, and got money back from a bogus engine repair shop. Of course, you still have to collect if you win...

Del

Seattle

1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27

previously owned since 1964:

62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6

Last edited by Del; 01-18-2015 at 09:38 PM.
Del is offline  
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-29-2015, 06:49 PM
Registered User
 
genius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: 37 Deg. South
Posts: 814
Hi Del...

Unfortunately living about as far from civilisation on this planet as it's possible to get, Alfa bits don't exactly grow on trees so repairs are never exactly simple...

Having said that... Kerry, if you're in need of parts, I know where to find most bits... Drop me a PM if you need

Cheers

Mike

Alfa75 3.0 (A work in progress!!)
genius is offline  
post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-31-2015, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
alfettaGTAm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 211
Hi Del

It probably is repairable, but even before the vandalism it was already "tired" needing a lot of little things sorting out. Now it's just more effort than I have energy for.

For example, I have an old 75 with intact windscreen but I can't find someone prepared to try taking it out and fitting to the twinspark. Even when I say the removal is at my risk. Christchurch is small and still recovering from major earthquakes. There's just not much depth in the markets so tradesmen stick to the easy stuff.

The Alfetta project has been languishing, so using the 75 bits can at least help that move quicker. I've found someone to help me with this project so it's best use of resources.

Making lemonade so to speak.

Kerry.

Christchurch, NZ.
Alfetta GT twinspark project, Alfasud Ti, 3x164s, 4x156s, 147, 166, plus parts cars.
alfettaGTAm is offline  
post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-03-2015, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
alfettaGTAm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 211
I was convinced by people here and elsewhere not to give up on the 75 so decided to put a new windscreen in. The guy turns up to fit it - takes out the old screen only to find huge amounts of rust underneath. Sigh.

So, back to plan A. Donor for my Alfetta GT.

K

Christchurch, NZ.
Alfetta GT twinspark project, Alfasud Ti, 3x164s, 4x156s, 147, 166, plus parts cars.
alfettaGTAm is offline  
post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-03-2015, 08:53 PM
Registered User
 
azzaob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 321
Quote:
Originally Posted by alfettaGTAm View Post
I was convinced by people here and elsewhere not to give up on the 75 so decided to put a new windscreen in. The guy turns up to fit it - takes out the old screen only to find huge amounts of rust underneath. Sigh.

So, back to plan A. Donor for my Alfetta GT.

K
Fix it...
I gave up on my 1985 90 a few years back due to severe rust in both A-pillars /jacking points/sills and around windscreen, been regretting it ever since. Below is a video of the old girl going for it down our street very early in the morning...miss her. I know there are a lot more 75 TSs around but that won't last?

Aaron

2000 Alfa Romeo 156 TS manual 1993 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 manual
80salfa.wordpress.com

Last edited by azzaob; 04-03-2015 at 08:56 PM.
azzaob is offline  
post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-03-2015, 10:13 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Posts: 1,780
What was the rego of yours Aaron? I had a metallic brown 90 V6 as well and there can`t be many in NZ. I thought mine was safe in Invercargill so I`m hoping it wasn`t my old car you had. Beautiful car - I thought nicer than the 75`s I had (A TS & V6) but you are right re the 75 -less and less about but you could say that about their predecessor the Giulietta (which I prefferred)as well. I don`t really think the 75 was one of Alfa's finest though.

Richard J
'65 Giulia Ti, '69 GT Junior, 72 Spider, '74 2000 GTV, ,`00 156
alfavirusnz is offline  
post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-03-2015, 10:47 PM
Registered User
 
azzaob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 321
Quote:
Originally Posted by alfavirusnz View Post
What was the rego of yours Aaron? I had a metallic brown 90 V6 as well and there can`t be many in NZ. I thought mine was safe in Invercargill so I`m hoping it wasn`t my old car you had. Beautiful car - I thought nicer than the 75`s I had (A TS & V6) but you are right re the 75 -less and less about but you could say that about their predecessor the Giulietta (which I prefferred)as well. I don`t really think the 75 was one of Alfa's finest though.
Hi Richard
Your old 90 is very safe. Paul is looking after it well and is considering putting a 3L into it. He says that the only thing that will prise the car off him is an Alfa 6 I looked at buying it when it came up for sale on Trademe a year or two back but it didn't work out.

My old 90 was bought by David Harper from the Thames area - he still owns it. I am attempting to get hold of him without success as of yet. The only other registered 90 I know of is a silver 90 Super in the Taranaki area.

75s still tend to polarise Alfa-lovers don't they? Yesterday I test-drove a TS I had owned five years ago. It left me nice and shiny in reasonable order, amazing what five years can do. Regrettably it is in need of a considerable amount of work and the present owner isn't quite at the point of being ready to let it go yet.

Attached is a recent pic of your old 90 Richard. I am sure Paul will not mind.

Aaron
Attached Images
  

2000 Alfa Romeo 156 TS manual 1993 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 manual
80salfa.wordpress.com

Last edited by azzaob; 04-03-2015 at 10:53 PM.
azzaob is offline  
post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-04-2015, 04:00 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Posts: 1,780
Thanks for that Aaron - of the many cars I`ve had that would be one of my favourites and those photos brought back pleasant memories. I`ve spoken to Paul and glad he is looking after it. Funnily enough I didn`t expect much of the 90 being influenced by road test reports of the time but it exceeded all expectations whereas the 75`s didn`t live up to expectations, even the 3 litre version. Of the 116 berlinas I think the nicest is really the Alfetta and I guess the 90 is sort of a V6 version. I`ve got a soft spot for the Giulietta and have owned several but build quality was crap, especially the add on pieces such as window trim etc but the 75 just leaves me cold. Best 75 though that I had anything to do with was the 1.8 version which drove more like the Giulietta and for some reason seemed purer in the body design. Just my opinion though...

Richard J
'65 Giulia Ti, '69 GT Junior, 72 Spider, '74 2000 GTV, ,`00 156
alfavirusnz is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome