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What am I getting into?
It could be as simple as a little bit of re-assembly. But if that were true I suspect the seller would have done it about 9 years, 11 1/2 months ago...!

Mechanically, a Spider is not that difficult to work on. SPICA is a unique to Alfa item but there is info & help available for that. Rust is the biggest killer of our cars. The unibody depends on the strength of the sills & floors. Rust there can be expensive & time consuming to repair. The general rule is to triple whatever rust you see, then expect more...

I suggest getting in touch with a local Alfa club. AROC-USA has info here: Chapters Search – AROC A club member would likely be willing to help you check out any prospects - and they might even know of good cars for sale.
 

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I'm considering a 73 spider that has been sitting for 10 years. Spica is off following engine rebuild. What am I getting into?
Beats me (what you're getting into). Was the engine rebuild done by someone reputable? Was the engine re-installed in the car without the Spica attached (which seems odd, since the Spica pump is hard to get at once the engine is in place)? If so, the engine clearly hasn't been run, so the quality of the rebuild is unknown.

As ghnl wrote, "It could be as simple as a little bit of re-assembly" but without photos or a more detailed description, we have no idea. If all it needs is bolting the Spica back on and a fresh battery, gas and oil, then it's certainly within the scope of what a DIY mechanic can accomplish. Not to be pessimistic, but it would be a miracle if that's all it needs.
 
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