I trust Tom, but if asked to make an offer on it, I doubt he'd pony up 20k for it as it sits, better ones to be found without the issues
I agree that if you're truly looking to make a track car, you have the best one already.
pull the back seat put in a bar if you really want to -- I dont think until you get out there its needed
unless you dont trust it n its all smoke, youre gonna lose too much on the deal to make it worth it to find another n start over
take what you have n make it right
Make frame right, add tuneable suspension bits, buy some great tires n wheels for playing and you'll have a great car that you can build on
For me, knowing what I know about alfa engines and how easy they blow bearings, Id tighten up the engine, gearbox n rear end to avoid catastrophic damage while "playing".
but thats me and Ive only learned that by not doing it, several times over.
At that point you still have a stock looking car which will recoup its value
May not be a 40k car, but def not the 15k car you have now
Peter Inshaw 59 Touring Spider 2.0, 63 Spider 1600, 67 GTV 1750, 91 Spider Veloce, 2018 Stelvio TI Sport