Today i was standing up at 4:00 am to drive arround 520 km to Bavaria to review and purchase an 2005 Alfa Romeo GT 1.9 JTD for a cheap price…
issue 1 – the owner a young Student – he said that there is a “small rust issue” with the right Sill and just some some smaller color issues on the left Sill…
issue 2 – replacement Engine. it got replaced 4 years ago from the previous owner…

so… waking up early and preparing for a longer drive sounds good but my Navi was deleting the card material and i have to re-install it. I finally started to drive the “short distance” at 5:20 am…

Arround 11:30 i saw the Alps… awesome! I knew i was driving close to the Austrian border and would see them but the first look was quite impressive…

I was driving the last 20 km and they where quite bigger! I just forgot to take more pictures…
Arriving in Peißenberg – I was directly seeing the car. The first small look told me that it looks really nice… i was walking to the door and the young guy opened the door already with an “hi”.
he started to show me “HIS CAR” and his father stepped out of the door as well… the boy started to show me the car and we talked about some topics.. i directly saw that the sills have more than a rust issue. The father said that this is caused by the fact that the Sills got re-painted in the winter period 2 years ago and it was cold. I told him – if this is the case – than i wouldn’t work with this painter anymore but i was also guessing that the painter was using a wrong primer who caused that the final Paint is peeling off. looking under the left side also displays that there is an bigger issue with the sill and i do need some more work to fix it…
The front of the car has a dent, the rear right side has some minor surface scratches and you can see the primer. the right door has a dent and the same in the rear seat area on the right side… but nevertheless the Young student was still presenting the car to me and was doing whatever i asked him. he started the engine which took 2 sec for ignition but this might be due to the cold winter. The car itself is not driven for month and the German TÜV is over and we can’t really test it further.
so far so good, as the engine is replaced and the Kilometer are unknown – i already told him via Facebook that this is the biggest risk and i can not and will not pay a lot. due to the fact that we have already defined a price via Facebook and i was expecting that the sills are already done, i was not trying to negotiating again. The price of 500€ was fair and if in worstcase the car is not surviving than i would be able to sell it in parts or as one pice and have plus/minus zero…
IF we would deal about a higher price and a working car i would for sure negotiate but not this time…

We signed the contract with all details and i paid the 500 bucks to the boy.
BTW… i do like how the father was reacting the whole time. He let the boy doing it, discussing, explaining, presenting and he was more in the background – the boy needs experience and beeing in the background was a good decission.

Right now Iam sitting here at home, searching for a company who could transport the car to me. The cheapest one would like t get 328€ so far. i made a counter offer of 300€ lets see what will be the final price…

iam continuing when the car gets delivered…