I travelled over there about once a week and have now stripped everything off of the car. The engine was not original- someone had put in a 61 Giulietta TI engine which was totally wrecked. Today we put in angle- iron stringers across the doors, bolted some 4X2 across those for stability and removed the last major component- the rear axle.
The plan for the car now is to have it blasted with plastic media, then brought back to my garage so that I can assess the damage. It will need a lot of welding- major repairs to the crossmembers, new floors, new sills, major welding around the trailing arm mounts, rear valence and boot floor. The good news is that this is not my first resto and (more importantly) I have an excellent bodyshop almost next door whose owner is a good friend. And I am not in a rush.
In the mean time I am restoring the parts I have taken off and slowly replacing the missing or irretrievably damaged bits. I have already got hold of an engine, two doors, a fuel tank, boot lid, and various trim bits.
Virus Alfa- well and truly infected.