Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Adelaide South Australia
That is a very interesting read. Thanks for posting the link. I will keep a copy for future reference. I think it describes the different types of old racing cars very well. It also explains what happens to racing cars over the years. I have always thought it strange that people will criticise something like a GTA because it has the wrong air box or some other minor component. As Denis Jenkinson says, to get a completely original racing car it would have to be purchased new and immediately mothballed. Racing cars are always being tinkered with in the quest for competition success.
I agree with you that the 6c Ala Spessa in question can probably be best described as a "resurrection" due to it having the spare engine from the original. If it didn't have that engine then it might be considered to be a "re-construction". It is interesting because in this case the car started out as a re-construction and by chance turned out to be a resurrection.
2010 159 ti 1750 TBI sedan (red).
2004 GT 3.2 V6 (Stromboli Grey).
2008 159 TI Sportwagon 2.4 JTDM (Stromboli Grey).
1987 75 3 litre (red). My first 75 and now my son's.
2000 156 2 litre Twin Spark, ( Cosmos Blu metallic), my daughter's car.
2000 156 Monza Twin Spark, (Cosmos Blue metallic), sonís girlfiendís car.
1999 GTV 3 litre 24 valve V6, metallic black, (sonís new car).
1988 Range Rover Classic Highline 3.9 V8
1989 75 3 litre, written off by runaway van.
1990 75 3 litre Potenziata (black), now sold & living in Newcastle NSW.
1990 75 3 litre Potenziata (grey, sadly deceased due to fire).
1982 GTV 2 litre, red, (daughter's first Alfa)
2 x 1992 164s, (1 red, 1 grey).
2 x 1988 33s, (both red).
1985 GTV 2 litre, (white).