Good point 100% correct to get $170kFor $170K, it would have to be absolutely 100% correct and so perfect that you would not drive it!!
And for my $170K, I would want it correct...
Pretty poor showing for $170K if you ask me!!
What I have found is that even though there were so many cars built (many have been destroyed I think 80% of cars have been destroyed) with so many owners and some owning a few of the same version in the past or today, we the owners still don't know what is 100% correct. We may know some aspect of the car well, but not all of it.
It's no wonder the restoration companies don't know how to bring the cars back to 100% correct, along with the auction houses not knowing either when they are trying to sell the cars. I've even notice some experience parts vendors don't even know either, which is a worry. Why it's because the 105's have not had the 30 years lead up time of being valuable like Ferraris and 105's were not selling for $100k 30 years ago thus the owners, restoration companies, auction houses, (vendors ?) think the car is original when it's not!
I have contacted three companies in the last 18 months with regards to 1600 GT Veloce cars and 1750 GTV they are selling. I have pointed out where I have obtained my information, some of it's posted here, so I've invited them to read my and others posts on Alfabb along with viewing the summaries as I have posted on Wiki which quote primary information sources, like factory parts manuals, FIA documents, build certificates https://www.fcaheritage.com/en-uk/classic-services and the Classic Alfa Romeo Registry run by Patrick Hung and Andrew Watry https://www.classicalfaromeoregistry.com/home. I think most in the industry are open to being informed which is great.
I accept not every one is into original cars but if you are going to tell me it's original I will have a look at it and give you my opinion regardless (quoting primary information sources to correct any miss information) as only then if we all do this we can bring the 105s to the 100% original status, which they deserve.