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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-20-2018, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for a project car, something to possibly restore

Not looking for anything extravagant or specific, I'd like to just see what's out there and what some of my possible options are. If you've got anything in project car condition, especially if it's been sitting in a yard for ages, let me know!

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-21-2018, 07:33 AM
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Not looking for anything extravagant or specific, I'd like to just see what's out there and what some of my possible options are. If you've got anything in project car condition, especially if it's been sitting in a yard for ages, let me know!
You'd help your cause if you specified where you live. Someone with a $1,500, non-running Alfa in their back yard who lives on another continent isn't going to be much use to you.

Also your budget, whether you fancy an open or closed car, do you prefer a mechanical project, bodywork project or a car needing both....

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You'd help your cause if you specified where you live. Someone with a $1,500, non-running Alfa in their back yard who lives on another continent isn't going to be much use to you.



Also your budget, whether you fancy an open or closed car, do you prefer a mechanical project, bodywork project or a car needing both....
Ah yeah that would be smart, I'm in southeastern New York. I'm looking at a budget of around $1,000 with either type of work needed.

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Young & naive or mega ambitious?

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Bravo for wanting to get involved via a learning by doing, here on Alfa BB members have covered many topics that can assist. I would spend ~6 months reading every post about the different models like this post https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/gt-...storation.html. Select a few you like, spend some of your $1000 on a set of books, https://www.alfaholics.com/parts/105...ok-collection/ and then come back with a revised budget of your time in hours and years and cost of parts, engine rebuilds, suspension, interior, cost of work space etc.
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Want to buy an alfa engine for $1k?
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For a budget of $ 1000,- you would probably be able to buy a box of parts, I doubt it if you could find a car worth restoring...

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Young & naive or mega ambitious?
Or just want to re live your youth?

I was in the same boat a few years ago and ended up with a flood car. Still having fun and isn't that what matters?

Good luck with your search and project car
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Lets take it easy on him. This is an opportunity to nurture his interest and encourage in stead of driving him away with ridicule.

His search criteria seems pretty wide. There are lots of cars in that price range. He would probably be limited to an Alfetta, an eighties Spider or even a Berlina. That $1000 budget might go up, if the right car came along.
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How about a 1991 Alfa 164L, manual trans, red with tan gut, 118k, straight metal, engine and trans operate flawlessly, worn interior, clearcoat problems, drive anywhere. 3 owner local car, always maintained by Alfa Specialists, full history known. I acquired her 18 months ago from the local Alfa - Maserati Dealership. I was there ordering a 2018 Giulia, and she was a fresh trade-in (on a new 2017 Giulia purchase). I now have both. New parts and service of note: New clutch about 15K ago. The rest is service that I have performed since purchase. Tires, camshaft timing belt, coolant flush, clutch master and slave cylinders and flex hose, brake fluid flush, a proper gp31 battery, and of course a Castrol GTX 20W-50 oil change. Located in central PA, near York. Asking $1950.00 [email protected]

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-26-2018, 09:54 PM
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Have some spiders 1982, 1974 and parts car

I may have something that could interest you. My passions exceeded my organization and implementation skills and I'm focusing on a GTV and 912. I have a couple worthy spider projects that may interest you. Personal message (PM) sent. Let me know if you got and have interest. I'm in Rhode Island.. Rand
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Good day Brian. Frank and Tommy here. We own a 1979 Spider, it's Inglese Verde in color, it's a non running car, however the engine is not seized and does turn over. Spica fuel injection, some rust, drivers floor. Rockers are in good shape. Some rust in the front belly pan. All the parts are there for the car, but not gas tank. We can sent pictures via email. Frank's phone is 770-366-5157 or Tommy 404-697-9506

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Good day Brian. Frank and Tommy here. We own a 1979 Spider, it's Inglese Verde in color, it's a non running car, however the engine is not seized and does turn over. Spica fuel injection, some rust, drivers floor. Rockers are in good shape. Some rust in the front belly pan. All the parts are there for the car, but not gas tank. We can sent pictures via email. Frank's phone is 770-366-5157 or Tommy 404-697-9506

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Brian if you buy this car I may have a good gas tank you can have for the cost of shipping.

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Not looking for anything extravagant or specific, I'd like to just see what's out there and what some of my possible options are. If you've got anything in project car condition, especially if it's been sitting in a yard for ages, let me know!

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Hi, Your post is on the old side and you may have found what you wanted. But, in case you are still looking for something that may interest you, I have a 1986 Spider Veloce that I regard as a Project car light. It is currently listed on craigslist. If it interests you please contact me at call/text to 571-275-4118.
I am short of post counts by 1 post so it won't let me post the link or the email address. If you text me I shall reply and send you the link.
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