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Auto Lusso: Alfa experts

10 Aug 2009

Have an Alfa Romeo, or always hankered after one? Auto Lusso is the place to go


Alfa Romeos are widely regarded as the true petrolhead’s car, the one that’s bought entirely with your heart. And there’s some truth in that – compared to premium rivals such as BMW and Audi, Alfa Romeo’s cars will reward more but require a heap of extra love and attention.

That’s why someone with real expertise comes in handy, and Auto Lusso is probably the best place in the country to buy an Alfa or get one serviced. Its grounds are tucked away on a sleepy industrial estate in Bedfordshire, but once you pull in it’s quite a mad place – Alfa Romeos everywhere, with oodles of rare stuff, including a collection of hot GTA models.

Auto Lusso has a yard full of recent (and tip-top condition) Alfa Romeos to strip parts from, slicing the cost of trying to source stuff from Italy. There’s also a team of enthusiastic workers who know these cars inside out.

Director Ned Kirkham reveals the company has a host of customers who keep coming back, leaving cars with him when they go on holiday so that annual services can be carried out. His love for Alfas matches theirs, which is probably why the company’s so successful.

If you want to buy an Alfa without taking a big gamble, or get your car looked after by people who know the brand like the back of their hand, this is the place. .

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