I am the fortunate, or unfortunate!.... Whichever way you prefer to look at it, individual who bought the car on eBay.
I have just posted a reply on the other Berlina forum to the guy who originally owned the car asking if anyone knew who bought it, and I've copied and pasted in my reply below, with a couple of questions that I'm hoping some of you more knowledgeable Alfa guys might be able to help me with.
All the best,
In answer to your question, for better or for worse, I am the buyer of the car, and it was in much worse condition than what the seller stated it was. He wasn't really straight or honest as to the true condition, or the true story of the car.
It's not too much of a problem as I'm planning to build it into a race car anyway. I have built several cars before, a nice Facsimile trials car, and a Porsche 924 for the one make race series, so I've got a pretty good idea of the work that's involved, but I do wish the seller had been more honest in his eBay listing.
I am a new forum user, and not very good with it yet, so please bear with me, but is it possible to send the pictures to my personal email address? I may as well print them off, and put it in a folder with all the history of the car, I suppose even dubious history is worth having!....
If so my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
My main reason for registering was to seek help with information to start preparing the car, I plan to strip and acid dip the shell, before starting work on it, obviously from what I've just read I'm going to have to jig it as well to check it's straight.
From reading the AROC race regulations on the BRSCC site, being turbo charged it looks like I've got to enter it in class A, in which it appears pretty much anything goes as it seems to be the open class for those who want to build a special car. With that in mind can anyone point me in the direct of obtaining a race replica body kit for the car? I'm sure to buy a body kit off the shelf would be the easiest option, or even to who originally built the cars back in the day, they may still have the moulds for the race bodywork. I still haven't decided to go for the more adventurous DTM look, or the more straightforward BTCC look, but in reality it will end up being decided by what's available as that will have such an implication on the cost of preparing the shell.
If moulds are available I've got a very good fiberglass guy, so I can reproduce the quite easily, he's not necessarily the cheapest, but he is very good.
So that's my first question, for stage one, if anyone can help it would be much appreciated.
Also does anyone know if new body panels are available anywhere?
All the best, from a man who knows he just taken on a ton of work and expense!......