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Old 21-03-2015   #1
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Time for the worst kept secret to be revealed. New wheels

Having an early start (8am train to Inverness) I picked up a familiar 147 today. Ti 150bhp. Luuuuvly.

Thanks to Hamish @ABZSTILO for the heads up. Hope you dont miss her too much.
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Thats a **** pic.. get some better ones up

Will be a good un if it was Hamish's.. he likes a clean car..
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Congrats on the purchase.

But i agree... ffs, get better pics hahaha!
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Thats a **** pic.. get some better ones up

Will be a good un if it was Hamish's.. he likes a clean car..
You offering to take some tomorrow by any chance? haha
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Christ that's handbrakes good

Can you not use the pictures Hamish sent you? I'm sure he wouldn't mind especially as the car's no longer his. I bet you're definitely glad you didn't buy the Eleganza now
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You mean the S.S Peestain? Fecking relieved!!
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Nice. Didn't realise it was a facelift model too.

Does it have the Ti Seats? Some of the best seats fitted to any car IMO (very similar to GT seats, just with slightly smaller bolsters).
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Not sure - but they're leather, if that help?
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Good stuff Martyn...always liked the 147's that I've had...Enjoy.

p.s. I've got a couple of spare alloys of that type your welcome to, I could chuck in the boot the next time I see you. I had them for winter tyres.
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Thanks for the offer fella - I *think* I'm ok for the time being as I have the original 17" alloys now sitting in storage thanks to @Stuarty - plus a full set of spare tyres (summer iirc with some decent tread!) for the winter wheels which are on at present. Astra just did one last run full to the brim of spares lol
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There's a really, really strange thing i LOVE about 147's..... one of those really unexplainable things without folk thinking you have lost whatever of the plot you had left....

The steering wheel.

It's one of the most important things but one of the most overlooked, it's the thing you touch/feel constantly in a car. The 147's is just "right". Perfect size, perfect thickness, first thing i ever noticed sitting in the drivers seat of one was that they got the wheel, to my taste and what i want, perfect.
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YES!

I know exactly what you mean having had this for a couple of days. My hatred of corners has been well documented since el panda ended up upside down, but the 147 feels very VERY responsive, almost train like in and out of the bends and I guess part of that is the feedback through that. The wheel is just spot on and all the ancillary controls, once you're used to them, are spot on.
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And the conversion begins

I love Fiats, brilliant little cars, but Alfa's have that extra little something I could never find in a Fiat.
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Roll on a day off so I can take the car for a wash and full clean. I know, I know...it's been a while!
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Few more shots of the Alfa from earlier today...
Also been on ebay. New bits arriving this week and still looking for a stereo. It begins :toff:
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