- Comprehensively restored in the late '90s, exceptional body and cosmetics
- Upgraded 1600 engine with dual Weber DCOE carbs
- Currently presented in a stripped-down road-rally spec, all parts included to revert to stock
CONDITION AND HISTORY
Discovered as a solid and promising shell by EuroTec Motors of Livingston, NJ in the late '90s, this '59 Spider underwent a painstaking four year restoration shortly thereafter. Built as an homage to the golden era of road racing and rallying, the car features numerous upgrades and period-correct flourishes resulting in an example that looks every bit as exciting as it is to drive.
Thanks to its solid sheetmetal the body's restoration was a straightforward endeavor. A full media blast and replacement floor panels took care of any present corrosion, while a new, de-seamed nose panel shipped in from Italy provided a basis for the car's bumper-less aesthetic. In the rear, further de-seaming smoothed out the lower valence, while any dents or imperfections were carefully rectified. As a final but critical touch, a slightly brighter shade of red (Honda's Milano Red as opposed to Alfa's traditional Rosso) complete with clearcoat finished off the car's curves, and remains exceptionally well-cared for to this day. Underneath, the quality of the build and body are evident everywhere, from the perfectly-painted suspension to the crisp contours of factory metalwork preserved by color-matched undercoating. The entire process was photo-documented and accompanies the car in an organized photo album, while additional information can be found in the June 2008 feature on the car in Hemmings' Sports and Exotic Car (also included in the file).
Following the body work, Joe Colasacco at EuroTec installed an upgraded drivetrain from a '63 Giulia 1600. The extra displacement is further complemented by a lightened flywheel, baffled oil pan, and electric fuel pump/fan. A custom exhaust and twin Weber DCOE carbs provide strong performance and a seriously intoxicating soundtrack, while uprated Konis and stiff Centerline springs ensure sporty handling. After a recent servicing and tune-up at Dominick's European Car Repair the Alfa drives flawlessly and is ready for endless fun next season.
Inside, the cabin has been built largely to original spec, though British sports seat are installed in lieu of the less-snug Alfa option. Restored gauges, fresh carpeting, and a beautiful wood-rimmed Nardi wheel finish off the space, while to the rear a harness bar with OMP four-points keeps everyone secure. Though the top and side windows are not currently installed (the harness bar shares the top mounts) they are with the car and in perfect shape, ready to be put back in place for all-weather driving. The trunk features a perfect rubber mat and is secured by lovely leather straps on each corner, while a correct spare is stored behind the seats in the passenger compartment.
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