I started off thinking this would be pretty straight forward.... And being that the Giulia's are far rarer than GTV's got me thinking this would be a fun project, with a car that would hold its value in the long run. You kind of have to re-think the process, not what your budget is, but what parts do I need?, Then say "what do I want to spend?" or am willing to spend, What level of restoration am I trying to achieve, You may think "I'll wait to find a better car to restore" you may have to wait and pay top dollar for a car thats already been gone thru. Remember, these are Alfas, the suspension needs new bushings and tie rods, springs, shocks, etc. They may look pretty on the outside, but, these cars are about 50 years old, we can't expect them to handle and perform without bringing them back up to spec, most are worn out by now. And there goes the budget.... I pulled the interior, and the gauges, I didnt know the state of the gauges, but knew they needed cleaning and testing, well they needed everything, and the clock too... there goes the budget, and the gas tank... needs re-lining.... there goes the budget. So you start to ask then, what quality of car do I want. Alfas are pretty easy to take apart, I had to fix our kenmore washing machine this afternoon, it needed a coupler, looked just like the donught on the transmission , and I'd rather of changed the one on the Alfa.... I think you need to budget 10-20 grand depending on the state of the car, I want to keep the red door panels.. they don't make red door panels.... I need to make them, I need the top to my dash, they dont offer them, just a "slip cover" that goes over the old foam, would really like the chrome strip that runs down the center of the hood.... I got a price of $300 bucks, ouch!... So, do a little research and make sure the car you want has these parts, and get your "guys" in line, the upholsterer, your body shop, the shop for all the mechanicals, order your parts early, I do believe that what you put into it, is what you'll get out of it, cut corners and it will show.