Arrival at Alfaholics and Stripping To A Bare Shell
Its new owner competed with the car at the 2009 Le Mans Classic but was frustrated with a number of performance and reliability issues. He therefore decided that the car needed a full rebuild. He instructed us not only to restore the body to bring it back to its former glory, but also to prepare the car mechanically to the very highest standards in order to be ultra competitive and reliable.
The car as delivered to Alfaholics
The wiring was a particularly bad mess on the car
Stripped to a bare shell, ready to have body removed
Chassis legs in overall good condition considering its long life on race tracks
Previous poor quality under body preparation found throughout car, as well as evidence of bad quality weld repairs to the front panel.
Original front grille missing and front grille aperture not straight from previous crash damage
Original holes for leather bonnet strap found, once the paint is removed from the body we'll try to find the original holes for the other half on that as well.
Original holes for door mirror found which was fitted on an angle, presumably to aid visibility. We will reinstate this in the rebuild.
Likely original fixing points for aerodynamic headlight covers found