I just started disassembly of the 1972 Alfa Romeo GT Junior that I recently purchased. Plan is to completely restore it in my garage here in Naples, Italy. I will have to farm out the machine work on the engine, but plan to do the rest myself.
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I considered a number of different cars, but chose the smooth nose GT Junior because they are relatively plentiful, affordable (I paid $13,500 for mine - running and driving), outstanding aftermarket support, lightweight, and they have beautiful lines. I also think they look great in "track day" configuration.
As mentioned above, I will restore the car, but I use "restore" loosely -- the finished car will have a number of modifications to improve performance. I plan to completely update the front and rear suspension, change the 1300 cc engine for a 2000 cc engine of the same vintage, get rid of the rear seat, add a roll cage, use a four headlight grille, etc. The goal is to have street legal car that I'll use for track days.
The body will need some attention; it has some rust in the usual areas -- floors, rear glass, rockers, etc. However, the floors and rockers are original, and it does not appear to have had significant accident damage in the past, so I have a pretty good foundation to start with. This will be my first time installing patch panels, floor pans, etc, so I will need some assistance from the audience.
I have a pretty good selection of tools, but I'm always looking for excuses to buy more, so feel free to recommend anything that might make the job easier.
My timeline could be pretty tight -- I'm active duty military, and am scheduled to depart Italy in summer of 2018, but there's a decent chance I could leave in summer of 2017. Regardless of when I leave, I plan to take the car back to the states with me. If I have to put it in a shipping container, in pieces, so be it.
For more background information on the car and the search for it, see this thread: http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/othe...mborghini.html
and this one: http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/gt-1...gtv-italy.html
For more information on my garage, details are here: Scott's 2+ Car Garage in Naples, Italy - The Garage Journal Board