1600 GTA Stradale
Barn Find RHD
Jump to Project Stage
Total bareshell concours restoration completed to exact original Stradale specifications with a handful of discrete upgrades:-
- Original matching numbers engine built to 155BHP fast road specification with race crank & rods, forged pistons, billet cams, lightweight flywheel
- Fast road LSD installed in original axle
- Alfaholics fast road GTA suspension handling kit
- Magnesium 7×14″ GTA Corsa wheels for general use, original magnesium 6×14″ to ship with car for show use.
Build – Stage 2
With the car mechanically completed, we are now about to turn our attention to the interior trimming and detailing prior to completion of the build.
Build – Stage 1
The car is being assembled back to its exact factory build specification, ensuring all the details are absolutely correct and of Concours quality.
The suspension members have all been media blasted and high quality black powder coated, whilst the fitting parts have all been re-plated. The restored suspension members are all rebushed before assembling and installing on the car.
We have fitted our Alfaholics GTA fast road suspension kit to improve the handling characteristics. The original Dunlop brakes have all been completely stripped down, the individual components blasted and refinished before re-assembling with new hydraulic cylinders and brake lines throughout.
Shell Restoration Completed – Ready to Assemble
The shell restoration is completed to our usual Concours standard throughout, finished in its original Bianco Spino 013 colour with a wet-flat finish. It will now be assembled to immaculate original Stradale specification.
We repaired and adjusted the wings using our GTA wing bucks. Once this was completed, we have provisionally pinned them back on the car to start to adjust door and bonnet gaps.
Chassis Repair 2
New floor pans and sills installed whilst shell fitted to our Celette jig to ensure perfect shell alignment during job.
Rear wheel arch housings removed to allow repair work to be completed to the highest standard prior to refitting.
Front chassis leg out riggers repaired, a typical area for corrosion on GTAs which were never undersealed from the factory.
Chassis Repair 1
With the shell media blasted we then fitted it onto our factory Celette chassis jig. It dropped straight on with all points aligning correctly, confirming that the chassis has not had any accident damage. With the shell installed on the chassis jig we can go about the repair of the steelwork, fitting new floor and sill sections.
The outer aluminium panels have been removed making the steel repair work easier and allowing the mating surfaces between aluminium and steel to be repaired and sealed prior to having the aluminium refitted – this will make the corrosion resistance of the dissimilar metals much improved from original. Whilst the wings are removed, we will take the opportunity to fit them on our wing manufacturing tools to ensure their profiles and shapes are 100% correct.
Shell Stripped & Media Blasted
Headlight support panels and early front bumpstop trumpets in nice condition is always a good sign that a car has not been too rusty in its past.
Car Stripped Bare Ready for Shell Restoration
Stripped bare and ready to fit to our Celette chassis jig for the full bodyshell restoration.
Car as found in Italy and landed at Alfaholics