For sale my 72 Berlina 2000 Rosso Amaranto, original California blue plate. Owned and restored this car over the last two years. Mechanically very strong, smooth SPICA original 2 liter, it pulls extremely rapidly from 2K to 5K like twisting a tap, there is power above 5K, but I don't have any need to beat on it. Good oil pressure, solid exhaust, all hangers and mounts, very nice sound. Good SPICA complete system with good t/a, new Bosch blue coil, came with MSD type system. I have replaced the headgasket, bosch inline fuel pump, flex fuel hoses, waterpump, radiator has been boiled and rodded, no cooling system issues, cooling hoses, fan and shroud, both master cylinders, slave cylinder and braided clutch line, SPICA and fan belts, motor and trans mounts, guibo, center support and balanced driveshaft, shifts well, no driveline issues. Upgraded to 4:10 LS differential, better cruising and use of the power band through the gears. All fluids, pads, filters, etc. replaced and maintained.
Suspension has been rebuilt, front bushings, balljoints, tierod ends, rear trailing arm bushings and trunion at diff(poly). New shocks, front are NOS Monroe hydraulic, rear KYB gas; the combination with the stock springs (installed all good appropriate front and rear spring mounts) gives excellent handling and ride characteristics. Brand new Sumitomo 195x65x14 mounted on factory magnesium Turbinas.
Installed HD battery, good charging system, very reliable. I was out of commission for about a month so the car sat, then started right-up. Also has cut-off switch on battery, good operating signals/flashers, horn, gauges along with the blower and heater, good wipers, parking feature works! The clock is a nice decoration. Working/matching door and trunklocks. I have installed an isolated, relay controlled, circuit with a switch under the steering column for the cold start solenoid
The interior door panels are not cut, the seats are extremely comfortable and supportive, I have the redone headrest and all ancillary parts for installation, fresh headliner, very tight cabin, complete original seatbelt sets New inner and outer door seals, the doors panels have been linered. The body is very solid, good doors, original rockers, jack points. The car has good panel fit. I removed all crap under the carpets down to bare metal all corrosion was removed, where necessary new metal was welding in (mig) then treated and the entire floor was painted with POR15. The carpets were back with 1/4" closed cell foam for insulation, the main sections are removable (snaps) The interior firewall nasty insulation was replaced with new 1/2" closed cell foam. Personal steering wheel and Nardi shift knob, both wood, leather shift and e-brake boots. Dual AM-FM-CD with speakers externally mounted to the front kick panels. Has the parcel tray and front seat hinge covers (usually missing). Nice trunk, new filler boot, larger fuel tank (has been cleaned, new mounting gasket and trim) with locking fuel door. I have liberally used many stainless steel fasteners throughout.. Removed cleaned and reinstalled both inner fenders on both sides. Emblems are new, badges are nice. Has good original rear view mirror with removable panoramic clip-on attached
Car is very attractive, tight, clean, a great driver, a very nice example of arguably the best year and color for the Berlina blah, blah, blah. It is not perfect, there is a flaw in the new windshield, (windshield does not leak) lower right hand corner (passenger) it is not in the swept area, so its legal. doesn't appear to be going anywhere, except away from trouble, but a disappointment to me. The fuel gauge works, but drops off faster than the consumption. The paint is nice, even, bright and shinny, from some angles you can see waviness in the roof panel. Most folks won't notice unless pointed it out, but it's there. The rear defogger is not hooked up. Most of the trim is original, it cleaned very well but like the rest of the car is thirty-five years old. Comes with clear CA tittle, registered through April 2008, original owners manual and large sales brochure. I have changes coming into my life so unfortunately for me, my Berlina must move on. The pictures in this thread have all been taken in the last two days. Please come drive it away $11,500
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