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Alfa Romeo 145 - 146 Forum _ Carnage Corner _ Alfa Vs. Skip Bin

Posted by: Red Rock 13th April 2014 10:13

An update on this one...

I could not find an 'old school panel beater' to repair this - all the repair shops in Wellington seem to be 'panel replace and paint' shops and this was out of their comfort zone - which made it out of my price zone. All the garages I went to said it would not pass it's WOF in that state, so continuing to run it was not a (legal) option.

However, discussing the problem with my local independent Alfa mechanic, he decided to buy it and see if he could fix it himself!

This was a happy/sad outcome - I no longer own the 145, but there is every chance that it will be repaired and back on the road soon.

While in a state of mourning, I bought a 1978 88" series 3 landrover to replace it. Not quite sure what I was thinking, but old/interesting Alfas are hard to come by in this part of the world.

Cheers,

Mark.
NZ

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