Alfaholics Alfa Romeo 1750 Boat Tail Restoration/Build

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When Alfaholics in the U.K. take on an Alfa Romeo restoration, they don’t mess around, especially when the client supplies them with what appears to be an open check book. With all of the custom parts on hand to restore and modify this 1750 Spider any way they see fit, it’s no surprise this Avorio on burgundy leather boat tail ended up with a virtual plethora of jaw dropping performance bits that consist of the following specifications:

  • Alfaholics GTA-R Suspension Package
  • Alfaholics GTA-R Brake Package (4-pot version)
  • Alfaholics 155BHP 1750 Engine built from original matching numbers engine with its original 40mm Webers
  • Alfaholics lightweight steel flywheel, Alfaholics propshaft, Alfaholics LSD
  • Alfaholics s/s sports exhaust
  • Alfaholics 7×15″ GTA Wheels with custom paint finish
  • Wilton Wool carpets with correct Spider heel mat logos
  • Full burgundy leather interior with custom sports seats, bespoke made leather door cards and rear seat drape, all Alfa plastic trim cappings and dashboard wrapped in charcoal leather
  • Boot fully boarded out and trimmed in Wilton wool carpet
  • Alfaholics billet aluminium pedal set

Check out the build pictures on the next page that began with a rusty Florida car…

Donor car supplied by customer was a German supplied car which ended up spending most of its life in Florida.

Shell stripped bare ready for media blasting. Although the general shell is not too bad, unfortunately the humidity in Florida has corroded areas of the chassis quite badly.

 

Metalwork completed on Celette jig to fit the following replacement panels:

  • 4 new floor pans
  • Inner, middle & outer sill sections
  • Additional hidden stiffening tubes
  • New wing bottoms and jacking points
  • Radiator cross member and chassis anti-roll bar brackets
  • Spare wheel well
  • Front valance

With that completed, the shell is fitted to our rotisserie spit and epoxy primed prior to the full painting and sealing process

Shell Painted & Ready To Assemble

 

With the shell preparation stages now completed, we can crack on and assemble the car. The shell has been finished in its original Avorio colour, to our usual concours quality wet flat finish standard. The underside has been fully seam sealed prior to having a durable rubberised modern spray sealer applied, this is then covered with top coat paint to give the complete shell a wipe clean surface finish.

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Build – Stage 1

Body built up with the following:-

  • New wiring loom with additional blade fuse box, relayed main circuits and hidden isolator switch
  • New hydraulic lines throughout, custom made in car
  • All suspension members high quality powder coated and fitted up with our complete Alfaholics GTA-R suspension package
  • Alfaholics GTA-R brake package including pedal box and billet aluminium pedals
  • New lights installed with Xenon package
  • Steering box rebuilt using our billet casing for additional safety
  • Axle blasted & powder coated then fully rebuilt with our competition quality LSD and premium quality bearings

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Find the full build HERE.

SHOP CONTACT INFORMATION:
Alfaholics Ltd.
Unit 12
Hither Green Industrial Estate
Clevedon
Bristol
BS21 6XU

From the UK: 01275 349449
International: +44 1275 349449
Fax: +44 1275 349455
www.Alfaholics.com

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