The car is being restored to factory original specification with a handful of discrete yet important performance improvements to make the car quick and enjoyable for performance road use in the modern world we live in.
Suspension fully restored and rebuilt, members media blasted, powder-coated, new bronze bushes installed and reamed prior to reassembly. Alfaholics fast road springs and anti roll bar installed with Koni shocks. Axle fully rebuilt and uprated with an LSD to match the fast road spec engine build. Steering box and idler fully rebuilt and reinstalled. New factory style loom installed. We are being careful to retain as much originality as possible for the cars integrity and value and thus have tested and reused components like regulators and relays where possible.
Painted Shell Ready to Assemble
The shell has been painted its original Zagato ‘Grigio’ colour, with the negative spaces painted in satin black as original.
Paint Process 1
Bodyshell with all its interior prep/filling/detail work completed, then underside seam selaed & spray sealed prior to full factory spec satin black painting throughout. Then all its final exterior pre-paint processes completed; priming, filling/blocking/gapping and undercoating prior to paint.
Original aluminium body repaired wherever possible, new front panel and wings made to correct the front of the car back to original Zagato factory shape and detailing.
Chassis fitted to our Celette measuring jig to check alignment. Front was high on one side from accident damage so had to be pulled square. Next job is to repair and refit the aluminium body.
Car disassembled, paint removed from aluminium body, chassis blasted and primed ready for chassis and body repairs to be carried out.
Base car as shipped across, a nice complete original car generally presentable on the outside, but showing some aluminium oxidisation on the body, with an incorrect later modification to the front nose and some corrosion issues in in the floor pan.