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Basic facts

I should have put this in first post:
750E - Sprint Veloce, 1493-06920, transition: 750 motor (1315.31475), tunnel case, egg crate grills, large tail lights, 6 fuses
Born August 6, 1958
Sold September 12, 1958 via Hoffman
Color AR322 - Azzurro Riviera --- which the old Glasso color chips I have places it inbetween Light Blue (too bright) and Cleste Blue (too green).
 

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Hand brake

Normale and Veloce used the same body. Since the hand brake cable is difference between Normale and Veloce they just bent over the bracket that wasn't needed.
 

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Hi Carl

I shamelessly accept the blame for this thread...:D:D

Looking very good, 06920 is a great base for a restoration, regarding those numbers in crayon under the panels, they should be the last 4 digits of the Bertone Body Number on the scuttle *656308* This is how Bertone kept track of what interior was fitted to which car.

*65xxxx* started off as a 750 Normale designation, the Lightweights were designated *77xxx*, the 750E Confortevole's went back to *65xxxx*A* (but ended in *A*). after mid '58 Bertone then simply kept the *65xxxx* designation for the Sprint Coupe in general, 750 through into 101.

Very early cars were *65xxx* while much later ones were *65xxxxx* it just depends when a particular car was built.

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Greig
 

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Things needed for restoration

Where can I get the coiled spring for the trunk lock? You can see it coming up from rusty floor and pushing against the lock in the first photo (different car).

Does anybody have the two chrome "eye brow" shaped pieces for the radio block out plate they will sell me? Lend to me so I can reproduce? See the second photo
 

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Love the slight shadowing of the double stamped Bertone Body number...... pressed in early on a Monday morning after Luigi-on-the-line's heavy weekend :rolleyes:

These are the little things that give these cars such individual characters

I could use a second 750 radio blanking plate myself - I can take detailed photo's and measurements of mine if you need ??

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Detailed measurement of the two "eye brows" would be very helpful. I have the other pieces.
 

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Door Hinge Pins

750 pins are different than 101. Attached is pictures of the reproductions I made, since the originals were badly worn.

I drilled and then reamed the hinges out to 10.0 mm, so I could press in steel jacketed bronze bushings (8.0 mm ID, 10.0 mm OD). One installed in each of the female parts of the hinge. I intend to put in two bushing in each of the male hinges.
 

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Radiator restoration

The inside of the radiator is interesting. The internal braces were all broken loose. The original steel core surprisingly held pressure, but it is being replaced anyway to avoid the problems that will certainly occur.
 

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