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Restoration of Sprint Veloce 06920

At Greg from S. Africa's request I will start putting out some pictures on this project.
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Luggage Compartment

I created a pattern and Bill Gillham fabricated a very nice floor.
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Basic facts

I should have put this in first post:
750E - Sprint Veloce, 1493-06920, transition: 750 motor (1315.31475), tunnel case, egg crate grills, large tail lights, 6 fuses
Born August 6, 1958
Sold September 12, 1958 via Hoffman
Color AR322 - Azzurro Riviera --- which the old Glasso color chips I have places it inbetween Light Blue (too bright) and Cleste Blue (too green).
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Bertone autographs

On the back of door panels, etc. is 6308 in blue crayon.

On the underside of the rear shelf (under rear glass) is 6308 in yellow crayon and "Bleu Chiaro" (light blue) in blue crayon.
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Black parts of interior

The interior is a mixture of body color and low luster black
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Hand brake

Normale and Veloce used the same body. Since the hand brake cable is difference between Normale and Veloce they just bent over the bracket that wasn't needed.
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Hi Carl

I shamelessly accept the blame for this thread...

Looking very good, 06920 is a great base for a restoration, regarding those numbers in crayon under the panels, they should be the last 4 digits of the Bertone Body Number on the scuttle *656308* This is how Bertone kept track of what interior was fitted to which car.

*65xxxx* started off as a 750 Normale designation, the Lightweights were designated *77xxx*, the 750E Confortevole's went back to *65xxxx*A* (but ended in *A*). after mid '58 Bertone then simply kept the *65xxxx* designation for the Sprint Coupe in general, 750 through into 101.

Very early cars were *65xxx* while much later ones were *65xxxxx* it just depends when a particular car was built.

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My bad typing ......... I corrected the original post.
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Things needed for restoration

Where can I get the coiled spring for the trunk lock? You can see it coming up from rusty floor and pushing against the lock in the first photo (different car).

Does anybody have the two chrome "eye brow" shaped pieces for the radio block out plate they will sell me? Lend to me so I can reproduce? See the second photo
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Carl - congratulations on your project!
Will follow this thread with great interest...
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Love the slight shadowing of the double stamped Bertone Body number...... pressed in early on a Monday morning after Luigi-on-the-line's heavy weekend

These are the little things that give these cars such individual characters

I could use a second 750 radio blanking plate myself - I can take detailed photo's and measurements of mine if you need ??

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Detailed measurement of the two "eye brows" would be very helpful. I have the other pieces.
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Nice project! Thanks for sharing the pictures.
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This should be an interesting thread to follow. Thanks Carl for posting.

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Electrical

Each of the toggle switches were disassembled, so the "flipper" and "lock ring" could be re-chromed. See photo.

All original ground straps have been obtained, except for the body to engine strap. See attached diagram.
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