I just got back from looking at the car, I found some quite interesting items,
I got the name of the man who imported the car from Italy, I also spoke to the man that I bought the car from and he reported to me that the car was quite the HOT car for the day. The owner would take the car out to the track and would do very well. He told me that the engine was "an awesome engine" so that would explain why somebody would steal the car and remove the engine . I was told that the man who stole the car did in fact sell the engine.
I found a number on the pitman arm or steering arm it is F.4043200
Tires are Pirelli Cintura 155X15 with 1416574 stamped in large numbers on the sidewall
While I was there looking at the car I blew some of the dust and leaves out.
Take a look at the picture of the number plate ,there is no primer on the plate telling me that eather they dident take the time to mask the final top coat or that it was a respray, If you look at the picture of the trunk area you will see the red primer and then a silver color over the primer then the green.
I am thinking that the silver was the orginal color and the green was sprayed at a later date. I found the radiator and it had just green overspray on the top neck,
Now for one of the body changing photos, Take a look at the inside front fender there are places where you can see that the metal has been shaped and welded in to create the desired look. The same is found on both sides.
I was not able to find any numbers on the wheels, I might take a jack with me and take a wheel or two off. The two front tires have different knockoffs than the back however I did not notice that until I got home and looked at the pictures I cant quite make out the lettering on the front knockoffs.
I put the front bumper on the car so you will have an idea how it blends into the front fender.
I have no idea what the bar is that is in the center below the front bumper. Only guess is it is for a tow bar ?
It is funny that I did a post much like this one on Hemmings forum and just had one response. You all have been a lot of help !
let me know what your thoughts are, I guess I need to find an engine to put in the car but I have a lot of work to do before I will be ready for that, but give me your imput as to what ought to go into the car
I had a good laugh with the cow