I was given, very recently, a 1975 Spider Veloce 2000 for my birthday. It was masterfully kept a surprise and presented with a red bow. To say I was pleased with the car is an understatement as I had been thinking about getting one for a few years now and as a mother of two young wonderful boys, to put the top down and go for a drive is liberating. So, it goes without saying, I am a very new owner and have not had any experiences with owning a car of this age and my main motivation in joining this forum is to hear about common problems with the car and how to address them (without constantly taking it to the mechanic!).
It is in very good condition but currently, the steering/ignition lock will not disengage. The key goes into the ignition but will not move. The steering wheel will move, but not too much. I do have an immobiliser so to miss out on a steering lock will not be such a big deal. Does anyone have any advice/experience with this problem?