A few hiccups for Callum’s Italian job

Car nut Callum Lumsden has taken notice of DW’s coverage of Alfa Romeo’s sporty new 156 saloon (DW 17 April), and placed an order for one.

‘It’s my first treat for myself since launching the group,’ he admits. But as with all things Italian, the process hasn’t run entirely smoothly. He easily resisted the option of a six-speed gearbox after the salesmen admitted that even they hadn’t managed to get into sixth gear driving in London.

But now Lumsden’s choice of colour has been dropped by the car maker, leaving him with an agonising creative decision. His enthusiasm is undiminished though. ‘I still can’t wait for it to be delivered,’ he says.

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