could be a new front section welded in or a nose repair and the Bondo is cracking
Nick, the belief is that Alfa did not keep track of the engines they installed in the cars until sometime in the nineteen seventies.With respect to the members who have commented here regarding the engine numbers, I believe AR did keep records of the engine numbers, what is true, is that it is not their policy to divulge that information [ possibly to avoid fraudulent engine numbering? ] , however, they will confirm whether an engine number is original to the vehicle or not.
It's always best to look and or feel under that nose panel. That is where you will discover what is hiding under that shiny paint.Went to visit one of Spider 1750’s I have on my list. Have you guys ever seen hairline cracks such as in the picture attached, almost same exact crack on both sides, same area. Is this something we see on this model or does it tell another story? Thanks! Richard