I wanted to thank everyone who has asked me for more info, pictures, etc about the van. I am going to post some additional pictures of the van and it's areas of concern here. Then I'll respond to people in the order they contacted me. I have over 20 people to respond to.
To answer some of the big questions: It is titled in IL as a 1971. Built January 1979 per Alfa. Blue is the original color according to Alfa. Engine is the original 4 cylinder Perkins diesel, supposedly rebuilt in 2002. Yes, it is the van that Dirk imported and was owned by Tim, then Emilio in Santa Barbara. It was rusty then, and despite not being driven in rain or snow and being garaged for almost all of 4.5 years, the rust has gotten a bit worse. Not very interested in trades unless a yellow kamm back pre '75 spider in fairly decent shape is offered.
I am hoping it goes to a good Alfa home and may even spend some time with a competent metalworker to repair the rust.
Again, many thanks for your interest and patience!
Last edited by vince7; 06-27-2013 at 06:56 PM.