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Would anyone like to shed any light, recommend any material or can post any pictures of a factory standard 68' GT 105.45 for reference?

I am quite unclear of whether some of the parts on my car are factory original or not as I have seen pictures which prove otherwise.

For example the front indicators blinkers are clear. I have seen that most others with the amber\clear combo indicators. Also I do not have the Bertone badge on the bottom underneath the a pillar. Would love interior pictures also...


Thanks in advance

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Hi GCL,

The trouble is that factory standard changed every week and country to country depending on what was in the parts bin at the time. If you are after a general idea there are lots of pics on the forums. I believe the two tone blinker light was standard (my '68 series 1 had them and I assume yours is a series 1, but my made in '68 was registered in '72 so it could be either) and the Bertone badge is only on the passenger side, not both.

If you want to bring it back to "factory original" then you will need months of research and an expert to help. If you just want to know for curiosity then search on pictures. I can't show you my car because after nearly 40 years I have no idea what is original or not and even if it looks original it probably isn't.

Your side mirror for example doesn't look original since to me they had the rectangular ones, not round and the radio ariel was fitted by the dealer so it could have been any type and placed anywhere. No side markers seems correct (if it is a series 1) and wheels and caps seem OK.

As an example "standard" was for only one head rest to lift and the driver's to be fixed but mine had both headrests lift. I thought it was an after market job and not original but I was informed that one dealer in Sydney had them installed at the factory - so was that standard or not? My "original" car might fail a concours test.

Maybe that's why you didn't get any responses - too hard with just a broad "what's standard on everything" type of question.
 

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thanks for that. Yes its a series 1 and I want to get it back to as original as possible and am pretty anal about it. I am trying to do some research any info at all would be great. Problem is with the Internet you don't know whats correct and whats not. I thought that maybe I could get my hands on one of those detailed parts number catalogues I see on ebay every now and then selling for ridiculous prices or purchasing some books.
 

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I have two suggestions,first a lot of this has been talked about in other threads some specifically related to aus. market cars ,try the search function at the top of the page.Second send your vin.# to Marco fazio at [email protected] ask real nice for a parts manual for your car,you should get a very nice bound copy with all the part#s,as well they can tell you your cars build date and colour.and its free,happy reading.
 

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GCL,

I see you are in Sydney so are you in AROCA?

There are specialists in the club that can help you.
A few mechanics and spare parts places have good knowledge of the cars and know how they fit together.
Manning motors in Brookvale is great.
I've heard good things about Randall Perkins in Seven Hills.
Tony ??? out Windsor way knows his stuff and might have it lying around.
For restorations I've had a bit of work done at StillOne at Granville and Michael there loves his Alfas and would love to get his hands on yours. He built one that sold for twice what you'd expect.

I've got the manuals but without knowing what you are looking at or which bit fits which country and year they don't help a lot, but do help with knowing how they are put together when you get the bits.

If you are anal then I'd suggest giving Michael Stillone a call and visit.

I thought I knew something, then bought my series 1 and realised I knew nothing. Now I've learnt heaps and know I don't know much but I'm happy to share everything I know (and you just got it).
 
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