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    This Q4 is mine, one of the later and much rarer wide body versions

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    Loving it Andy...Is that wide body care on a Q4...Most I've seen have not been the wide body later model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyk View Post
    Loving it Andy...Is that wide body care on a Q4...Most I've seen have not been the wide body later model.
    There were only 19 narrow body Q4s imported by Alfa UK out of 2250 built, all LHD obviously, but a few more have been imported by individuals.

    The wide body Q4 was never imported into the UK but there are at least 5 here now, I know of 2 Rosso, 2 Nero & 1 Proteo (mine). Veloces once told me they imported 2 Rosso & 2 Proteo from France but no one has ever seen of heard of a second one. Alfa only made 249 Wide body versions world wide so yes it is rare in both the UK and Worldwide. The Wide body cars don't have the spec that the UK narrow body cars have, they don't have electronically adjustable dampers, or electric rear windows and most don't have air con although mine does (at the moment it is likely to be stripped out as part of the current engine rebuild).

    Mine is currently undergoing a very slow rejuvenation process which when complete should end up much improved over the original. It already has coil-over suspension, larger discs and callipers, big bore stainless exhaust and rebuilt diffs. The engine is currently being rebuilt to a reliable 300-350BHP using the hybrid turbo it already has, larger intercooler, modified head and uprated cams along with a bespoke ECU and mapping to keep it all together. The current engine was good for about 280 BHP and when on song it was awesomely quick and with the suspension upgrade and 4WD it would need something very fast to keep up with it. Unfortunately the current build was not that reliable, it had too many generic bolt ons that weren't all set up to work together hence the rebuild.
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    Rare then Andy.....I had a narrow body 1.8 then went to a wide body 2 litre twin spark...Such a difference....they were chalk and cheese...
    Current car Alfa Romeo Brera 2.4 SV JTDM - Maserless
    Jaguar XE 2.0d R Sport.
    The Maserati
    Past Maserati 3200 GT - Silver with blue leather.
    Past Italian
    Alfa 155 1.8
    Alfa 155 2.0 wide body
    Alfa GTV twin Spark
    Alfa GTV V6
    Alfa 156 Sportswagon selespeed - Pile of poo.
    Alfa GTV V6 - A lovely well sorted car.
    Lancia Delta Intragle 16v
    Other
    BMW M3 CSL - Amazing car.
    BMW E46 M3
    BMW E39 M5
    BMW E30 M3
    Lotus Elise x 5
    Lotus Esprit Turbo
    Lotus Exige x 2
    TVR T350T

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyk View Post
    Rare then Andy.....I had a narrow body 1.8 then went to a wide body 2 litre twin spark...Such a difference....they were chalk and cheese...
    Haven't seen it for a while but the SZ is going for it's MOT tomorrow so will get to see the Q4 and get an update on progress
    Andy


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    Keep us updated Andy as interested in the progress....
    Current car Alfa Romeo Brera 2.4 SV JTDM - Maserless
    Jaguar XE 2.0d R Sport.
    The Maserati
    Past Maserati 3200 GT - Silver with blue leather.
    Past Italian
    Alfa 155 1.8
    Alfa 155 2.0 wide body
    Alfa GTV twin Spark
    Alfa GTV V6
    Alfa 156 Sportswagon selespeed - Pile of poo.
    Alfa GTV V6 - A lovely well sorted car.
    Lancia Delta Intragle 16v
    Other
    BMW M3 CSL - Amazing car.
    BMW E46 M3
    BMW E39 M5
    BMW E30 M3
    Lotus Elise x 5
    Lotus Esprit Turbo
    Lotus Exige x 2
    TVR T350T

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyk View Post
    Keep us updated Andy as interested in the progress....
    Don't hold your breath this is a slow process, although engine is out and on the bench
    Andy


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    1982 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.0, 1991 Alfa Romeo SZ,1996 Alfa Romeo 155 Q4
    1999 Maserati QP IV
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    1983 Raleigh Tuff Burner

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