Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Adelaide (Modbury)
Your car is presenting with high rear arches, so may be a very late 1967. There is the historical section of Alfa Romeo that can supply you with information/certificate on build date, delivery and colours of interior and exterior. Your car could be called a 'survivor car'. How to approach bringing a survivor car back to life is not something I have had to consider, so will be interested to see your approach. It may have some similarities with my approach in bringing a car with many needs back to life so it is a survivor car of the future.
These cars had two instead of three sheets of steel securing the front engine cross member, so the two sheets face more forces so tend to crack. You need to inspect the body for micro cracks around the front suspension areas and engine cross member. Inspect the whole car for micro cracks.
The engine bay pictures look like not much has been changed from original.
A little caution is needed when it comes to getting the car going and running her for a while!
1967 engines are quite scarce (because most were replaced with 1750 or 2L, cultural trend of the 80's). Engines are susceptible to corrosion inside where the cast iron liners contact the block, from use of 'Adelaide tap water' instead of coolant, full engine rebuild here.
Early mechanical gearboxes are costly to rebuild and even more costly if they explode from lack of maintenance. The gearboxes are a bit tricky to rebuild, there is the decision on what parts to use. NOS parts (expensive and hard to find) or expensive reproduction or budget reproduction parts.
Diff was a 4.5 ratio, the differential bearings are readily available as reproductions, NOS parts come up as well. The rear axle wheel bearings tend to go, so need to replace these. Tail shaft needs to be in top condition, it has rubber centre support with a bearing and a rubber connection between gearbox and tail shaft tend to let go, don't drive car unless this has been changed. Old ones tend to explode and make a mess of under floor area and can send tail shaft through the floor!
Most interior parts are available as reproductions including the seat covers and front seat base cushion and plastic turn knobs. Not available are the steel seat frames and the front seat back rest cushions and rear seats cushions. The door handles I think are available. The 66 and 67 GTV only came with red or dark brown Bertone leather DeLuxe interiors with patterns that don't resemble the vinyl seat patterns.
Last edited by Steve105; 11-01-2018 at 01:47 PM.