Seems the most apt thread to put this in?
I've always liked early Alfa's and used to have a few, but the classics have gone to crazy pricing.
An utterly project Giulia is now over $10K!
I know where to find one, but not the time and lump sum money for it.
So I'm musing that I've got a beat up round-tail Triumph Spitfire Mk. III with title, and a complete 2.0 Alfa Romeo drive-train on webers.
The Spitfire body IS by Michelotti and pretty light.
Thinking this could be fun in a no it's NOT another "I wanna' be a Cobra clone" sort of way.
Adequate power and lots of the right sort of mechanical noise without being too overpowered.
I have a complete Spitfire drive-train with overdrive and GT-6 brakes for an upgrade so of course that would be the simple route to go, giving me two mostly stock Spitfires.
No longer enjoy "Stock" so much as it's become an expensive PITA for upkeep.
I once wanted to put these Alfa bits into a Bug-Eye Sprite with a Kellison front end.
Time seems to have nixed that idea as a Bug-Eye shell is no longer cheap and Kellison front ends are now made of Unicorn horn.
I'm already working on my Trick-6, Spitfire 1500 (Probably for sale in the spring), a '68 El Camino, and '74 Alfa Spider when not keeping the Land Rover Classic running.
So I know I need another project like a hole in the head!
But this keeps calling to me, I find myself checking CL looking for useful parts.
Thinking to keep just enough of the original chassis to retain the title and put the skins on a space frame structure.
Gut it like a race car for a true roadster, it would be very light.
Twin-Cam Hemi, Webers, Headers, Overdrive, Disc brakes, and no emissions equipment to spoil it all. These are gonna be FUN rides!