Alberto Balsam is a car dealer and mentor to Del Boy Trotter in the prequel series Rock & Chips. He appeared in the episodes "Five Gold Rings" and "The Frog and the Pussycat" and runs his own car showroom, with Boycie being one of his employs
Rock & Chips Trilogy
Albert makes his first appearance in the second episode of the Rock & Chips Trilogy "Five Gold Rings", where he was giving advice about women to Del Boy, inspiring him to use the "give and take" strategy to pick up girls. He also hired Boycie at this time to wash his cars.
In "The Frog and the Pussycat", Del purchases his Lambretta from Alberto's Showroom after being persuaded by him that a lambretta will help him with the ladies.
At some point after the events of Rock & Chips Alberto had passed away, as confirmed by the book He Who Dares