I'm 6'3'', 205 lbs (with rather "athletic" thighs) and I'm having clearance issues when it comes to shifting into 2nd gear and steering while in that gear. There is not adequate clearance between the steering wheel and shift knob and hard right turns are a challenge with my knuckles barely squeezing past my knee between the two. The car is equipped with a beautiful stock, wooden 15" wheel. Considering going to an aftermarket 13" wheel to buy an inch, but wondering what else there might be to consider, short of cutting down the stick or relocating the seat rails. For those of you thinking "what kind of idiot buys a car he can't fit in", here's the story... I bought the car over the web (yes, did a PPI, etc) and it is a fantastic vehicle in every right. The last Alfa I owned, back in 1981, was a 71' U.S. version Spider and I fit in it just fine. So though I never test drove this new car, I was confident I could fit in that model. Any chance the European versions had some differences in the seat layout? Thanks for the help.