The engine has seen better days and it turns over but does not run
The dash is a mess but appears to be all there
Nice, a rust hole in the chassis
Some one fitted a roll bar at some point , so much for never raced or rallied!
Rust, always a problem
Reasonably square front end
A selection of spares that came with it
Some interesting dents in the rear bumper
Restoration of a Giulia Spider
Once in a while you need to go back in time and try an older car, it brings you back to reality, it cures those "if only" moments and generally makes you realise how good modern cars are so I have committed myself to restoring this 101 Giulia spider, as you can see it is quite a project.
Its chassis number is 10123 392594 and the engine number is 112 16148.
I am trying to find out a little more about the car but I suspect it is one of the last of the line for this model. The engine has the correct code (112) to be to original one for this car.
The car is missing some parts like the inner and outer door handles on the drivers side, it has no hood or a spare wheel and I am sure we will find other parts that have gone astray previously during the strip down and re-building process.
Just to add interest to the project it came with a number of spares that are nothing to do with this car at all, for instance there are two sumps off the later Giulia which will not fit this car and it also came with a Giulietta gearbox which is also useless. All that said the car has most of the correct parts still on it so there is a bonus.
We will over the next few weeks strip the car down to see what other issues there are with it and I am sure it will be much worse than we expect, these projects always are. I also expect that it is going to cost approximately twice what I originally thought, so any one else who is in this position please take note.
Here is a list of what is required:
- Outer drivers door handle
- Inner drivers door handle
- Window winder handle
- Hub cap
- Headlamp bezel
- Both sills complete
- Floor pan complete
- All out riggers to sills
- Air box complete *
- Boot floor
- Wheel arches
- Heater ducts
- Drivers side door inner panel
- Spare wheel
- Radio *
- Number plate light lenses
- Number Plate holder
Here's a couple of videos of a quick test drive to see what we're starting with:
Update: an official response to our enquiry on the car's origin...
with reference to your request we are informing you as follows.
According to our documentation files, the chassis number AR 392594 originally corresponds to an Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider (101.23), engine series AR 00112, manufactured on the 11th January 1965 and sold on the 7th June 1965 to Alfa Romeo Inc., Newark, USA.
The body colour is red, with black interiors.
Alfa Romeo Automobilismo Storico
Viale Alfa Romeo
20020 Arese (MI) Italy