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I don't know jack about auto restoration except how to jack one up.
I am ready to learn a new hobby because I'm getting too old to take up surfing and the water here is too cold.
I want a project car to work on with my son and daughter.
Here's the 1979 Alfa Spider that I can get for (hopefully) free.
Roof is shredded, literally full of spiders & webs...
Parked outside, hasn't run for 10 years.
Single owner, 55,746 original miles.
Bits of rust here and there from doing time in Chicago...
but originally a NorCal car and that's where it's sitting now.

What am I looking at to restore this?
2k? 20k? something in between??
 

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I don't know jack about auto restoration except how to jack one up.
I am ready to learn a new hobby because I'm getting too old to take up surfing and the water here is too cold.
I want a project car to work on with my son and daughter.
Here's the 1979 Alfa Spider that I can get for (hopefully) free.
Roof is shredded, literally full of spiders & webs...
Parked outside, hasn't run for 10 years.
Single owner, 55,746 original miles.
Bits of rust here and there from doing time in Chicago...
but originally a NorCal car and that's where it's sitting now.

What am I looking at to restore this?
2k? 20k? something in between??
Need some pictures of the body and interior. Does the engine turn over? Honestly, if it's close to running and looks like do do you still may put $3000 into it even with your own labor. If the body is solid and it needs an engine you may get away with $2000. Interior and top, $1000 minimum unless you can source a good used set. The top is still $275 and up just for parts I believe.

You are better taking up a different project in my opinion unless you have a lot of skill and patience or money :|

But without pictures it's just a crap shoot.
 
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