Introduction . Hello

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Introduction . Hello

Post by kanga » Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:27 pm

Hello, I am new to this brilliant forum, I have been an Alfa fanatic since my first Alfa Sud Sprint in 1981. I have owned Alfetta GTV2.0 -1984, Alfa 164Q 1992, Alfa 156 2.0 2001, and currently a !59Q4 3.2 2006 and I am expecting in the next week my 1983 GTV 6 to arrive in Sydney from Perth, I can't wait. I have already ordered a full Supersprint exhaust system, headers, front pipes, centre and rear exhaust, it will be, I think the first set sold anywhere and I have a set of Bilstein shocks coming from Germany. I live in Rural N,S.W Australia and run cattle for a living.
I have wanted a GTV 6 since 1982 so it has been a long wait. I will post pictures once I find someone more capable than myself to do so for me. There are some on Aus Alfa forum relating to the thread "Should I buy a GTV6, 164Q or a GTA 156" if you are interested to have a look.
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Re: Introduction . Hello

Post by MD » Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:31 am

Welcome to the Forum kanga. More so that a famer wants an Alfa and not a Ford Fairmont as the ads would have us believe !

The question "Should I buy a GTV6, a 164 or 159 ?" really needs to be followed up by another question namely : "From what perspective?" Sex appeal? Power? Handling? Cabin room? Resale?

Getting my drift?

For a devoted rear wheel transaxle driver such as myself, owning a front wheel drive sports car just never enters the arena for choice.

Look forward to seeing your pics.

Incidently, a little tip. When you do get your hands on your car, you should post your stuff in the "Intoduce Yourself" topic set..
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Re: Introduction . Hello

Post by Zamani » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:05 am

I'm thinking of getting the Varex system from Xforce. Basically what I want is whisper quiet on the highway and loud as hell on the track. The stainless construction is also quite attractive.
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Re: Introduction . Hello

Post by kanga » Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:36 am

I agree front wheel drive cars do leave a lot to be desired but I wanted the 3.2 Arese engine in the GTA and the 164Q was also a great car in its day. But the GTV 6 rear wheel drive is a classic Alfa.
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Re: Introduction . Hello

Post by bteoh » Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:06 am

Hey Kanga,

Welcome to the site. Did you buy Colin Goundrey's red GTV6? From what I remember, it was in really good condition, so congratulations :) Pity another good GTV6 has left WA :cry:
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Post by kanga » Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:51 pm

Beteoh I bought Col's car but his surname wasn't Goundrey, but it is red and is in great order and from WA. It arrived in Sydney on Monday, so arrived early, but I will pick it up Friday.
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