Alfa Romeo 1962 Giulietta 101 Normale Spider

  • Location: Hoodsport, Washington, United States
  • Make: Alfa Romeo
  • Model: Spider
  • Year: 1962
  • VIN: AR167018
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clean

1962 Alfa Romeo Spider Description

1962 Alfa Romeo 101 Interim Normale Spider
Formerly owning a upholstery manufacturing business, World Upholstery and Trim, I purchased this car in Camarillo CA in 2000 as a way to sourceoriginal patterns for re-manufacturing replacement parts.
The car had been owned by the seller since the 1970s and was well worn but still retainedit's factory interior which was black with blue piping. I removed and copied the parts I needed, found an Italian source for the original rubber mats,vinyl, piping color and carpet then put the car in storage until 2002.
After completing the restoration of a Alloy XK120, I decided to restore this car and put it in my stable.
The car had been sitting outside in California so there was rust but in the floors only, the rockers were excellent.
The battery had leaked aciddestroying the floor under it too so I cut out the rusted areas and sent them to a company on the east coast who at the time was developing replacementrust patch panels.
After teaching them the differences between the 750 and 101 cars, the panels came back correct. I had them welded in, the carcompletely chemically stripped, epoxy primed and painted Dupont single stage black.
After painting, I did not color sand and polish as I thought theoutcome would be closer to the original finish. The paint is still exceptionally good with only a few tiny chips and no cracks.
The motor had been changed by the previous owner at some time but was a correct Alfa 1350 and had a 5 speed split case trans attached.Over the nextfew years I had the motor and trans rebuilt by Webber and Weber in LA.
The original ID plate along with a reproduction one showing the replacement motor are attached to the bonnet.
Most of the other components were either rebuilt or replaced by me. Being an interim car it has features from the 750 and later 101 car.
The seat frames were badly rusted and had to be replaced from one of the 2 donercars I purchased along the line.
At the time there were no seat foam pads available so I developed molds and had some made. Kits and pads I made arestill available from World Upholstery.
The interior panels are exact die cut copies covered in the the correct grained Italian vinyl. The seats are trimmed in the same material with bluepiping.
Since the replacement stafast canvas convertible top, again from World Upholstery, has seldombeen lowered, the rear window is flawless.
All the parts needing chrome or cadmium plating were sent to Van Nuys plating. Wiring loom, correctly cloth braided and color coded, came from Lionel in Texas. Morris in the valley rebuilt the instruments.
Brakes have been upgraded in front to disc from Centerline, new master and new rear wheel cylinders feature silicone brake fluid to avoid moistureretention in storage.
After completion in the late 2000s, with a few miles of road test and the occasional wedding procession, the car was dry stored with my other cars insouthern California.
Upon my retirement a few years ago I moved this Alfa and my XK120s to Washington where they now reside.
I keep non ethanol fuel in the tank,battery charged, tires inflated and driven on my lot occasionally.
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