COVID-19 Coronavirus Message Updated: 26th May
Mail Order Customers:
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Our carrier DHL is operating near normally across the world (including in Italy). Allow an extra day for delivery (6 days for Australia & New Zealand), just in case. However, regular international postal services can have additional delays, and are not recommended for anything required within 6 weeks.
  * For the UK only, Royal Mail are delivering the vast majority of orders on time according to our data, but is experiencing higher levels of staff absences, so there may some local delays.
  * We will be working normally and have a large warehouse full of parts that will help keep your car on the road even if many of the parts manufacturers are now closing.
Workshop Customers:
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Following government guidance, we are open as usual. Taking your vehicle to a garage for repairs is a permitted activity (safety) as long as you observe the social distancing rules. We have strict social distancing processes internally and disinfect daily (not least because we have staff in vulnerable groups). Our mechanics wear gloves at all times and we will disinfect your vehicle with our Zaflora sprays on handing back to you. We would respectfully ask you to show our staff the same courtesy. We also have full amount contactless payment systems.
  * To help those in self isolation, we are now offering a free Collect & Return Service of up to 30 miles, so if you have any servicing due in the next 3 months now might be good time to get it out of the way without even having to open your front door. We will disinfect your car on collection and return.
  * MOTs due for renewal from 30 March will be extended for six months. However, you are still legally obliged to keep your vehicle in a safe and roadworthy condition, so if you need to use your car in this period, it is still recommended to get one done.







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Alfa Romeo Model Identification

This is a beginners guide to model identification of an Alfa Romeo. The first and most important thing to realise is that through the years there are many models that share the same title, so a spider (convertible) can be any car without a roof from 1910 until today and a GTV (Grand Turismo Veloce) is also a common model through the years. I often get asked if I know something or other about a spider (usually red!) and the first thing we have to find out is which one it is so:-

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This is a Brera Spider

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This is an Alfa 916 spider

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This is a 105 series Giulia Spider, there are 4 variants of this model. The easy way to tell is the scallop down the door.

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This is a 101 Giulia Spider, note chrome strip goes across the bonnet

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This is a 2600 Spider, this has twin stacked headlamps

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This is a 750 or Giulietta Spider, note chrome strip goes down bonnet

And for GTVs...

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This is a 916 GTV

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This is an Alfetta GTV

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This is a Bertone GTV

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