I have known this car since the early 1990’s as it was maintained and offered for sale on a couple of occasions by the Alfa specialist, Lombarda, based in London, close to where I lived at the time. It has always been a good example of its type, retains its matching numbers and much correspondence and invoicing on file confirms the careful ownership and care it has received over the years.
A good customer of Hairpin purchased the Alfa in 2009 and retained it as part of his private collection of great cars until last summer. Purchased in very good order, the car undertook several continental trips prior to an engine rebuild by the highly regarded Alfa engine expert, Bob Dove. He rebuilt the engine to Veloce spec, indeed it was one of the last engines completed by him prior to retirement.
Although in good basic order it was decided last summer that the little Alfa would benefit from a refurbishment programme. The following work was undertaken:
Body strip and repair as required followed by full repaint. Underside stripped repaired as required and refinished with a final coating of Waxoyl. Wheels stripped and re stove enamelled.
All chrome work either replaced or replated as appropriate.
Drivetrain removed, gearbox replaced and clutch, flywheel and propshaft replaced, engine refitted with correct Veloce tilt engine mounts. Full service of all componentry and fluids replaced.
Suspension and brakes fully rebuilt or replaced as required. Exhaust refitted with new parts as required. Harvey Bailey handling kit.
Numerous parts replaced including the fuel tank, windscreen, steering wheel and original period radio sourced.
The interior was in fine condition and only the door cards required replacement in Bridge of Weir leather, to match the seat trim. The dark blue mohair hood was in fine order having hardly been used since its replacement some years ago.
Following this work, the car performs superbly on the road with a very positive feel and surprising turn of speed. It is now in very good order throughout and ready to be enjoyed during the summer.
It comes with a comprehensive history file documenting the life of the car and detailing the recent renovation, the original instruction manual and all keys.
- Size1,600 cc
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- Body typeConvertible
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