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Discussion in 'Other Cars' started by philt68, Sep 1, 2016.
name of the shop that did the paintwork? it's a guy in PA-very good, and very slow...
phil, that car is a jewel. just lovely my friend!!!
What a stunning car. The standard of this restoration is just breathtaking. If anyone reading this is seriously looking for a 2400 Spider (which is very much the one to have) then you might not find better than this car for a while as the cost of bringing a car to this level doesn't quite make economic sense at current values, unless like Phil you can do a lot of the work to an exacting standard yourself.
These cars left the factory with virtually no rust protection - cavities like the sills and A pillars were left untreated, just bare metal, and started rusting from the day they rolled out into the Maranello parking lot. The market value attributed to these "lowly Fiats" for many years meant most were neglected to a greater or lesser extent. Now they enjoy the recognition they deserve. Any unrestored car should be treated with extreme caution - they polish up well but they are often rotten, botched, or both underneath the paint. Putting them right is costly, far more so than the single skinned 246GT. Pininfarina's spider and the Bertone coupe were early examples of monocoque construction, and they possess all the foibles of handmade Italian 1960s exotica, with the additonal complexity of double skinned construction.
Thanks Hugo, that's v nice of you to say sir!
Beautiful car Phil - good luck with the sale. One question -- who did your engine work? Restoring my 67 Dino coupe and that is my next step. Thanks
Hello Phil, do you still have the car?
BaT auction just sold very very nice 2.4 red/blk (car was @ RPM for sale past summer)
$119.5k...new reality? Granted not freshly restored yet well-maintained.