Well,..... the car was originally registered in Italy. Back then it was a 1350cc car. At some point in its life it has had a 1712 16v installed. Not a massive job, as I have done said transplant a number of times myself but more normally from an 1.7 carb car to 16v injection. Takes a few bits and pieces - but nothing difficult. Will be interested to see if it was left hand drive at birth. Will have a good poke around when it arrives.
The car most notably was owned and driven by Phil Astell in the ARCA series. Have tried to find some photos of it in the ARCA archive but nothing comes up. Would be interested if anyone had anything.