Registered in Connecticut
Where are YOU located? Pictures please. And yes, serial numbers for both car and engine. Car serial number is stamped into the firewall, near the top middle. engine number is stamped into engine case, on the front face, high right (passenger side), just below the cylinder head. It is sometimes not visible due to accumulated oil and grease.Registered in Connecticut
The chassis number is 10204 00546If you post the serial number someone might have some information on it.
Ok The chassis number is 1020400546 and the engine number is 00442. The car (a red Superleggera Touring Spider) was imported by Hoffman and purchased from John Fitch Motors in July 1959. It was imported to the UK in Feb 1961 by the original owner and has only now been purchased by myself. The car was driven for 18 months in Massachusetts and i believe originally registered there. Any help would be appreciated including the likely dealership servicing the vehicle. I include a photo taken in the UK.Registered in Connecticut
Hi I have now found the original registration mark awarded to the car in 1959 from Massachusetts. Thanks for the constructive input from those who tried to help!!This is slightly confusing....is it Connecticut, as you write in your first post, or Massachusetts, as written in your last post? You mentioned that the original owner brought it into the UK. Is that import related to a name and address that can be traced in the USA?
So, why don't you share it with us?Hi I have now found the original registration mark awarded to the car in 1959 from Massachusetts. Thanks for the constructive input from those who tried to help!!
Hi DonThe car is equipped with the “Euro” style hood (bonnet). I have seen Euro hoods on cars supposedly sold new in the US, and I owned a car with US-style hood (and trim) known to have been delivered new in Belgium.
Nevertheless, if Fitch was a used-car dealer many decades ago, the car may have been sold new in Europe, imported to the US, then repatriated East.
Some of this can be definitively resolved by placing a request with the Alfa Museo. It is a clumsy process, but functional. In addition the the fee, you should provide them with both the engine and chassis numbers. They will usually be able to tell you where the car was delivered when new, interior and exterior colors, and confirm whether or not your engine was original to the car.
On that latter point....
It is common that the original engine number does not exactly match the chassis, although it is more common that the engine number is higher than the chassis number.
You have described the car as having a largely continuous ownership. If the car has not been much messed about, there should be a data plate screwed onto the firewall on the passenger side, tucked under the right, rear corner of the hood. In 1959 the plate would list both the chassis number and complete engine number. In 1960 they ceased listing the complete engine number.