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A sensational Alfa-Romeo 2.0 T. Spark Selespeed with full Alfa-Romeo history.
Tinted windows, Alfa Code alarm and immobiliser system, front passenger and side airbags, Fire Prevention System (FPS), front fog lamps, electric front and rear windows, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, remote central locking, automatic climate control, check control panel. Veloce Specification; Body-coloured side skirts, sports suspension, 16in Special Design alloy wheels, headlight washers, carbon-effect console and leather steering wheel, instruments with black background and red graphics, Momo leather upholstery, 3rd rear headrest and 3rd inertia reel seatbelt. Dealer options; Deep-pile Alfa-Romeo over mats.
This gorgeous Alfa-Romeo 156 represents a fast-disappearing example of this stunning saloon which has been preserved in exceptional condition having covered just 31,314 miles form new. Finished in factory optional Light Grey Metallic, (Code 612), the paintwork boasts a beautifully polished shine and uniform finish. All stylish panels are straight with linear shut lines to help appreciate this striking design. A few carefully touched in bonnet chips and a tiny mark to the centre of the rear bumper are the only noteworthy imperfections. The underside is clean with clear wax to uphold the outstanding condition. The beautifully designed trim sections and badges are pristine. This really is a remarkable and cherished example revealing the finest Italian flair.
The pristine interior of this 156 is commensurate of the low-mileage credentials and its pampered existence. Trimmed in original Veloce specification Momo Leather in Irish Grey, (Code 451), the upholstery to the seats and door trim is in remarkable condition with no visible markings or wear worthy of mention. The headlining is spotless and fully intact and the carpets have been protected from new by genuine Alfa-Romeo over mats and even an additional clear plastic mat to the driver’s side. The beautiful fascia and switchgear is perfect and absolutely all interior equipment functions precisely including the air-conditioned climate control and original stereo. The spotless luggage area holds the unused Michelin TEX tyre still showing coloured banding and rubber nobbles as well as the full toolkit and wheel changing apparatus. The mirrored paint code label remains on the inner side of the boot lid. Comfortable and stylish in equal measures.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
This 2.0 T. Spark Selespeed model produces 150bhp and 181Nm of torque to achieve a top speed of 133mph and 0-62mph in an impressive 8.8 seconds, all with the fantastic rasp from the exhaust! The engine bay is pristine with all plates, stickers, under bonnet labels and strut top chassis number stamping intact. The engine cover is a work of Italian design in itself! The excellent Magneti Marelli designed Selespeed transmission is an automated manual gearbox which has been Alfa-Romeo main dealer maintained and is perfect in operation with either fully automatic mode or manual control via the steering wheel buttons.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Immaculate Special Design alloy wheels for the Selespeed maintain the correct bright finish and pristine centre caps with the iconic Alfa-Romeo emblem depicting the cross of the municipality and the Visconti serpent, each representing a symbol of Milan. Recently fitted premium brand Continental ContiPremiumContact 205/55 R16 tyres have covered very few miles, so much so that even some of the coloured banding within the tread is still visible! ABS braking with Electronic Brake Force Distribution and discs to all four wheels operate perfectly.
Registered new on the 1st March 2002 this stunning 156 has covered just 31,314 miles from new with full Alfa-Romeo service history. A new car sales invoice is made out to first owner, Mr Moshan, who owned the car until 2018. The original Alfa-Romeo A5 wallet holds all handbooks, guides and point of sale literature as well as two service books containing 16 stamped entries, 15 of which are from Alfa Romeo Desira Group and the most recent from Alfa Aid in Maidenhead. This included a service, full inspection and renewal of the cambelt, water pump, tensioner and idler as well as the balance belt and tensioner. The Alfa Aid invoice for £3,084.17 is in the history file along with corresponding service book stamp documents this work. A large and beautifully presented history folder contains all servicing and maintenance invoices as well as every MOT certificate dating back to the first in 2005 and even every tax disc from the very first to the final one in 2014 when paper discs were discontinued. An Alfa Romeo related cherished registration AL02FFA completes the appeal. The previous owner and self-confessed Italian marque fanatic, Mr Lambourne, purchased the car three years ago where it sat in his collection alongside his Lancia Thema, Fiat 600 and a collection of stunning Vespa’s. An exceptional car in every possible respect and far superior to the scarce and far inferior offerings.