EB Spares Ltd - Alfa Romeo Parts & Spares
Phone:(UK) 01373 823856 - Intl.(+44) 1373 823856
Email [email protected]
31 Link Rd, Westbury, Wilts, BA13 4JB
Phone (UK) 01373 823856 - Fax (UK) 01373 858327
Like so may cars built in South Africa it is a mishmash of whatever parts were available at the time, in fact a nightmare for students of originality. In 1969 it went to Mozambique (a Portuguese colony) and in 1975 it was taken to Fafe in north of Portugal where it belonged to a lady who gave it to her lover---but retained the paperwork herself. The owner then subsequently sold it to long-time Alfa enthusiast Fernando Vaz Pinto who then had the arduous task of locating the woman in order to acquire the essential paperwork.
Incidentally, anyone worried about the reliability of using a 1960s tax-exempt Alfa should consider that Fernando Vaz Pinto drove this car from Portugal to Westbury in the UK, some 2000 miles in 3 days, and it never missed a beat !
Kevin Abigail served his apprenticeship with Alfa Romeo specialist Ben Alfa Cars of Westbury, Wiltshire, during which time he owned a succession of three Alfa Suds. These were followed by a pair of 105 series Bertone GTs---starting with a 1300 (with a 2000cc engine) before moving to a 1600 GT which was used as every-day transport during a particularly bad winter. At present he has a 2000cc Spider dismantled and awaiting a rebuild, plus the Alfetta GTV featured here.
Having been involved with Alfas all his working life Kevin is in big demand when it comes to offering advice, a great advantage when it comes to fitting some of the more complex parts !