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1977 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce - Restoration Project on 2040-cars

Year:1977 Mileage:73157
Location:

Durham, Connecticut, United States

Durham, Connecticut, United States

Purchased from an Estate Sale of a car collector in 2013. 

1977 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 49 State Non-Catalyst Model.  Has black canvas convertible top.   Also included Parrish Plastics black vinyl hardtop. 

Solid, complete original car with the exception of headlight trim rings, clutch slave cylinder.  The spare tile wheel well is rotted and needs replacement.   Body and interior are decent, dash is in good condition, frame is solid and straight, floor pans are solid.  Overall, the car is an excellent restoration candidate.

The driver's side front fender is missing paint as you can see by the photos, small rip in driver's side car seat.  Surface rust in various spots on the body.

All ignition parts were replaced including: distributor cap, rotor, points, plugs, condensers, coil and wires.  Cleaned fuel system, cleaned and treated fuel tank, replaced fuel filters, fuel injector pump belt and filter.  Alternator belt replaced.  Replaced broken cutch pivot pin.

I had the car running in 2013.  It has been sitting in the garage for over a year.  It will crank right over with a fresh battery but does not start.  Due to health issues, this is as far as I can take the restoration.    Includes repair manual, full color wiring diagram, Owner's Manual and several repair and maintenance manuals downloaded from the internet. 

I will be happy to answer any and all questions to the best of my ability.  Additional photos of specific items will be furnished upon request.   Send message for phone number to speak to Frank.

Shipping will be the responsibility of the buyer.  Deposit of $250 required within 24 hours, full payment within 3 days of auction close.  I accept Paypal, Bank Check, Cash. 

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