Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Parts interchanges were available straight out of the Alfa parts book. If you had a part number you could order just about anything you wanted. I doubt that the period modifications that resulted were actual factory approved commercial activities. That, of course, never stopped Alfisti from building hot rods, either in period or now.
It sure would be interesting to know of any of those AUSCA speicals are still around. They were definitely built in the spirit of the Italian Conrero specials. I first came across one parked on the street near my university in about '69 or so. It was a dark blue round-tail with GTA mags (unusual at the time) lowered suspension and, if it was what I think it was, a GTA engine, close ratio gearbox and GTA suspension.
Jim . . . '72 Super 1300, '70, 1750GTV, 2nd series,
'62, Lancia Flaminia Zagato3c, 2nd series