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My 1968 1750 mk1 fresh from detailer. Fully ground up restoration
I see her now (also in IE but not Chrome...). She looks fantastic. Did you do the restoration yourself?
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Any Given Reason took some great pics of a fantastic weekend in the Adelaide parklands recently. Reliving the days of Formula 1 around the streets.
This is my brothers 1750 being hunted down by Spannerman's mighty Merc.
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That big orange merc would worry me if I saw it catching me in my rear view. Great action shot thanks for posting.

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I see her now (also in IE but not Chrome...). She looks fantastic. Did you do the restoration yourself?
The full ground up restoration was a combination of myself, my late father who was an A1 Alfa mechanic, one of his ex apprentice mechanic who did some wonderful engineering and also a panel beater who is really good person and highly skilled who knows a thing or two about bending metal on these cars.

The bulk of my work was to find EVERYTHING I needed to rebuild.

I started with a shell that's all I had and I spent a great deal of time sourcing parts locally and around the world and cataloging everything. Everything has been rebuilt from scratch, engine, gearbox, differential etc. All moving and rolling parts have been replaced, nuts and bolts sourced and zinc played where necessary. I went thorough the parts book and together with papajam's help we put together and almost complete fastener set.

All the stainless steel and other bright work parts was packaged off and sent to Franjo Monkina in Slovenia to recondition (beautifully I might add) and I stumbled on a great deal of NOS parts as well.

It was a great experience and most of the journey is recorded in my thread "1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Restoration" on Alfabb.

I am still not 100% finished, I am pulling the extractors off to get ceramic coated as I did not realise how much heat the Alfaholics sports stainless steel exhaust systems emitted!!!

But for the moment I am preparing the car for concourse judging in the Alfa club of Victoria Australia. I know I will lose some points due to the fact the colour is not original and the engine is modified to a GTA spec Nord engine complete with the RAM pipes supplied by Classic Alfa but the rest is pretty much spot on.
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The full ground up restoration was a combination of myself, my late father who was an A1 Alfa mechanic, one of his ex apprentice mechanic who did some wonderful engineering and also a panel beater who is really good person and highly skilled who knows a thing or two about bending metal on these cars.
Fabulous work, just saw your restoration thread so I'll be reading through that later. Best of luck in the concours!
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The full ground up restoration was a combination of myself, my late father who was an A1 Alfa mechanic, one of his ex apprentice mechanic who did some wonderful engineering and also a panel beater who is really good person and highly skilled who knows a thing or two about bending metal on these cars.

The bulk of my work was to find EVERYTHING I needed to rebuild.

I started with a shell that's all I had and I spent a great deal of time sourcing parts locally and around the world and cataloging everything. Everything has been rebuilt from scratch, engine, gearbox, differential etc. All moving and rolling parts have been replaced, nuts and bolts sourced and zinc played where necessary. I went thorough the parts book and together with papajam's help we put together and almost complete fastener set.

All the stainless steel and other bright work parts was packaged off and sent to Franjo Monkina in Slovenia to recondition (beautifully I might add) and I stumbled on a great deal of NOS parts as well.

It was a great experience and most of the journey is recorded in my thread "1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Restoration" on Alfabb.

I am still not 100% finished, I am pulling the extractors off to get ceramic coated as I did not realise how much heat the Alfaholics sports stainless steel exhaust systems emitted!!!

But for the moment I am preparing the car for concourse judging in the Alfa club of Victoria Australia. I know I will lose some points due to the fact the colour is not original and the engine is modified to a GTA spec Nord engine complete with the RAM pipes supplied by Classic Alfa but the rest is pretty much spot on.
Looks fantastic. Good luck at Spettacolo. It's a great event, really well run and always an interesting range of cars to see.

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Looks fantastic Frank,
It deserves an appearance at Autoitalia Canberra next year.

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Looks fantastic Frank,
It deserves an appearance at Autoitalia Canberra next year.
Definitely be there next year. I just missed out on the last one as the car was just not ready in time.
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Mate - that is one stunning 1750! I haven't seen your thread but will certainly take a look. Love the gunmetal colour (excuse me if got the colour name wrong). My GTV is from Melbourne but is a long way off Concours but is still a joy to drive.

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My 1968 1750 mk1 fresh from detailer. Fully ground up restoration
Beautiful car! Love that colour...
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That 1750 is not too far off one of the original colour choices as I remember it. An owner where I live, Christchurch NZ, had a 1750 (which came from West Australia) in that deep metallic grey colour. I understand it went back to Australia - its not the same car is it? It was quite knocked about underneath by gravel roads but a nice car and looked very sharp when polished up.

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Fabulous work, just saw your restoration thread so I'll be reading through that later. Best of luck in the concours!
Thanks nigel
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That 1750 is not too far off one of the original colour choices as I remember it. An owner where I live, Christchurch NZ, had a 1750 (which came from West Australia) in that deep metallic grey colour. I understand it went back to Australia - its not the same car is it? It was quite knocked about underneath by gravel roads but a nice car and looked very sharp when polished up.
No its not the same car, this was my late fathers car and sat in a workshop as a shell for about 20 years only registered in Melbourne Australia from new. I made a colour change and went Grigio Grafite 716. There is 9 years of meticulous restoration here. Underneath the car is perfect.
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Mate - that is one stunning 1750! I haven't seen your thread but will certainly take a look. Love the gunmetal colour (excuse me if got the colour name wrong). My GTV is from Melbourne but is a long way off Concours but is still a joy to drive.
Hey Clive, thanks again for the compliments. The colour is an Alfa colour - Grigio Grafite 716
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Beautiful car! Love that colour...
Thanks Simon I am so happy with the car - 9 years of meticulous restoration and finished in Grigio Grafite 716
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