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Re: 750 Series Giulietta Spider
« Reply #30 on: June 09, 2013, 10:21:13 AM »
Yep - that is a fairly amazing price. And you are right, there are several lovely looking Giulietta and Giulia Spiders and Coupes for sale in the US for much less, though without seeing them in the tin it'd be hard to value them exactly.

The other great resource that I forgot to mention is the excellent Car Disc series (http://www.cardisc.com/). You get all of the factory parts manuals, promotional material, user maintenance manuals etc. on CD. I have one for each of my old cars. 

Chris
1957 Giulietta Spider (750D)
1968 Fiat 500F
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Re: 750 Series Giulietta Spider
« Reply #31 on: June 12, 2013, 10:05:55 PM »
Thanks Chris
Nice boys you've got there !
Wow big block stroker donk, syncros and front discs on a 500 that's luxury !
It must climb hills with ease !
Recently 3 of us went out for a coffee in my mates 1960 model great fun
but we could've used those engine upgrades a bit of a challenge climbing mild gradients
but we travelled in style What a fantastic little car!


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Re: 750 Series Giulietta Spider
« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2013, 08:41:45 AM »
It's great fun to drive and emits a real bark from the twin pipe exhaust - un ragazzo arrabbiato.

I wrote it up here http://www.fiatforum.com/500-classic/222688-project-bambino.html and here http://www.fiatforum.com/500-classic/268589-695-engine-project.html

It is also fitted with a 123ignition so it starts, idles and runs well.

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Re: 750 Series Giulietta Spider
« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2013, 12:20:31 PM »
I met up with Barry Farr last Sunday in Noosa. Barry owns a 99+ point concourse winning 750F which he and his wife Dott had driven up from Sydney with the Thoroughbred Sports Car Club annual rally. Thirty classics of all makes and ages made the pilgrimage from Sydney to Noosa and I must say that some of these cars are just magnificent.

I took lots of time to look over Barry's beautiful 1958 Giulietta Veloce. It has been restored wonderfully and gives me some heart that one day mine will look just as good. He took 6 years to restore his car, though he was overseas with work for 3 of them. I've given myself 2 years and by the looks of it I'm starting with a much rougher car - maybe a bit ambitious, but I'll see how I go.

Barry keeps a personal register of Australian owned Giuliettas. It takes up just one A4 page and reinforces the rarity of these cars in Oz and the responsibility of owners to faithfully restore, use and maintain these classics. I'm up for it so long as the four horsemen of the restoration apocalypse stay at bay - lack of time, money, enthusiasm and endurance. I've got plenty of the latter two and hopefully sufficient time and cash to get the job done to a high standard.

Now where did I put that credit card ....

Chris
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Re: 750 Series Giulietta Spider
« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2013, 07:11:17 PM »
This one is a great opportunity. I know Mark Jansen and I trust him. Recommended.

http://www.oldtimeraustralia.com/wp_car_dealer/alfa-romeo-giulietta-spyder/

Additionally, Paul Rankin is doing a 100 pointer that is his car and will be for sale (I think). Chat with Paul. I have watched this one over the last year and it is being done right, on a rotisserie. No stories.

These are lovely cars to drive.

(Disclosure: I have no financial interest in either car).

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Re: 750 Series Giulietta Spider
« Reply #35 on: June 30, 2013, 02:01:58 PM »
Is that a landed, complianced price or exUSA ?
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Re: 750 Series Giulietta Spider
« Reply #36 on: June 30, 2013, 03:50:29 PM »
Chris, unless i am very much mistaken, i read the advert for the white giulietta as being here in Aus.  If so i would think that is the landed price.  Again, in respect of compliance, I am not sure I understand this, as surely such cars given their age don't require to be subject to compliance with the ADRs.
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Re: 750 Series Giulietta Spider
« Reply #37 on: July 01, 2013, 09:26:09 PM »
Is that a landed, complianced price or exUSA ?

Landed price. No compliance applicable on a car of this age. Been there done that.

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Re: 750 Series Giulietta Spider
« Reply #38 on: October 11, 2013, 09:35:32 PM »
It's been a couple of months since I posted about this car and since then I've finished stripping it and delivered it to a trusted panelbeater/restorer.

New sills and crossmembers have arrived from the US and floor, rear deck and boot panels from Italy (that's a story in itself ...) this week. Hopefully the job will start in earnest in the next few weeks and I'll be posting photos as the transformation occurs.

I've also been collecting, cleaning, rustproofing, painting, powder coating and rebuilding many, many parts. As the bits are restored they move inside the house - my wife doesn't seem to mind yet - and the big bits I'm leaving to the various specialists - eg: engine, gearbox and diff.

I have had a new wiring loom made in the old style - it looks great and will add authenticity when installed.

The seats etc. are at a local upholsterer and are being redone in black leather with red piping to the original patterns and colours. I've not yet tackled the soft top. It is in pieces and will likely need specialist restoration.

I'm also collecting and restoring the brightware and jewellery, though I shouted myself new stainless bumpers.

So far my budget hasn't taken too much of a hit.

I'll keep you posted,
Chris
1957 Giulietta Spider (750D)
1968 Fiat 500F
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Re: 750 Series Giulietta Spider
« Reply #39 on: November 28, 2013, 03:14:07 PM »
Now that I have all of the panels, work has started. The body has been cross-braced and suspended on a rotisserie to make the underside work easier.
Once the rotten and rusted parts have been removed it will be blasted down to clean steel so the new panels can be welded on. Interestingly, the body is full of spot welds about a centimeter apart - guess they didn't want it falling apart.

The gearbox, diff, rear axles, driveshaft, brakes, steering box & carby have all been cleaned and rebuilt over the last few months. The engine is next.

I've attached a couple of photos of the work underway.

Chris
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1968 Fiat 500F
1970 1750GTV

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Re: 750 Series Giulietta Spider
« Reply #40 on: November 28, 2013, 03:14:49 PM »
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Re: 750 Series Giulietta Spider
« Reply #41 on: November 28, 2013, 06:46:56 PM »
Hey Chris

Nice to see some progress on bringing this jewel back to life.  I actually have to say I have seen far worse been saved.  It is a long road to recovery but in the long run you will have something really special. 

Look forward to more WIP photos and comments. 
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Re: 750 Series Giulietta Spider
« Reply #42 on: November 28, 2013, 11:00:05 PM »
It's been a couple of months since I posted about this car and since then I've finished stripping it and delivered it to a trusted panelbeater/restorer.

Can I ask who that is.
Happy to have PM, I'm considering outsourcing the Duetto.
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Re: 750 Series Giulietta Spider
« Reply #43 on: November 29, 2013, 08:34:41 PM »
PM sent.

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Re: 750 Series Giulietta Spider
« Reply #44 on: November 30, 2013, 02:29:57 PM »
Hey Chris

Nice to see some progress on bringing this jewel back to life.  I actually have to say I have seen far worse been saved.  It is a long road to recovery but in the long run you will have something really special. 

Look forward to more WIP photos and comments.

I'll keep the photos coming as it all happens. I'm looking forward to driving it when it's finished but I'll be patient as I want the work done well.

I will be down in your neck of the woods next March to walk the South Coast Track. Looking forward to that too.

Chris
1957 Giulietta Spider (750D)
1968 Fiat 500F
1970 1750GTV