I have a 1958 Alfa Giulietta Spider I bought when I was 17 out of the salvage yard in South Carolina. On my paltry teenage budget, and pre-World Wide web as the amazing resource it is, I managed to restore it to pretty decent-looking functionality. I finished it just in time to be in the movie "Shag" with Phoebe Cates and Bridgette Fonda. You can see it in the background in a few scenes, driving and parked. Anyway, fast forward to me turning 41 this year and I still have it. I look forward to showing the car at the annual euro auto festival at the BMW plant at home in South Carolina this October (Euro Auto Festival
). She is getting new paint next week and I wanted to connect with other Alfa guys and join the community. On the paint note, I really wanted to update and make her silver. With all that black and chrome, I think they just look fantastic that way, but my wife insists on red, which I am quite tired of. The car is pretty sentimental to us, as I took her out for ice cream in it when she was still a kid (I am 9 years older).
This car has a lot of replacement sheetmetal, but it is all repros of the factory stamped stuff. Regardless, she'll never be a concours winner, so I want to make it a car I will simply enjoy more and may upgrade to disc brakes. I haven't done anything drastic yet, but anything I do will not be anything structural and thus can be reversed. Anyway, just wanted to say Hi, and I will get pictures when she is painted. If anyone wants to share any thoughts, please feel free!