Welcome in Mike
Hi Mike, a very warm welcome to you. It'll be great watching your restoration .......use the thread ...something like show us your alfa history
Cheers Guys that very nice of you, well I can give you an update.
I found a 74 Spider with 47000miles on fleebay, it was reasonably well described, I spoke to the guy in detail and agreed to pay him his reserve price of £3500 on inspection. Yesterday I traveled from Swansea to Devon with a trailer to collect and pay for it.
Well, lesson learnt, my understanding of phrases and his
'Needs a repray' -well I was prepared to do this, but didn't expect every panel to be scratched, blistered paint and dents. This was a bear metal 're-spray'
'Interior in original condition'- except 40 years of wear, it was sha**ed, loose etc
'Always garaged' suggested to me it was clean and dry.
The gap between the drivers door and front wing was a relatively even 3-4mm, the gap at the back of the door, you could put all you fingers in...and he 'hadn't realised that'
I agreed that I was looking for a restoration project...this was a full strip and back to bear metal with a load of welding.
Total waste of time, well I say that, I learned a bit.
I will keep you updated if and when I find what I am looking for