That is cool. It's also kind of funny that a car with less than 5K had the same kludges that we find on the ones with 150K: wrong fuel pump, fuel pressure switch disconnected (that fixed that little light on the dash!). I wonder if the wired tamper cap on the Spica is still in place? I didn't look at the movies but the seller seems pretty good about disclosure. While low mileage cars are kind of special, it certainly wouldn't be criminal for someone to buy it to finally rack up some miles on this baby.
well... that's always the disclaimer in these deals... " I just bought it this way and that's what the guy said ..." thus absolving himself of any responsibility for the truth of the matter... the Hillary Clinton method ...I'd suspect this is "real"- at least it's not a "scam" - BAT is pretty good about checking that out in their proprietary auctions.
As to what the car really is? I asked the seller at the BAT site about the armrests which aren't period for this car and he swears that they are original, but if this is a 1974, that ain't right... He seems to be up front - perhaps he just doesn't know as much about the car as would be ideal...
On a 1974 the turbinas would have been an option the standard wheel was still the steel wheel with the sombro center cap. I believe the momo's were a factory option. Someone with a 73 or 74 parts book could check that out. The battery was engine the engine compartment until 1976 or so when Alfa had to start putting air pumps on them. The reason the battery would have been moved to the truck on a early spider was when A/C was added to the car.Looks like there are too many questions...battery was moved from the trunk..why paint doesn't match, why, wheels should be turbinos why...It might be a good buy for someone, but not me. I am very leary of that mileage, with those, and other questions. Door panels, and other stuff. I'll pass but lets all realize that if it is too good to be true, it usually is !!