Jeffrey Writes that he bought this 1964 Spider 1600 for $3100 at Rezzaghi Motors in San Francisco while a graduate student. A trip around the block in a friends Spider instigated the purchase – must have seemed like a race car compared to the Renault Dauphine he had at the time! License plate was a California black plate MXR 778. Is this car still around somewhere? Drop me a line if you know of its where-abouts firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank You for sharing these Jeffrey!
Jeffrey says this is Point Reyes. I’m not familiar with this spot. Looks like a front crash bar was added since the last shot -no doubt to add a little protection as it was parked on Telegraph Hill on the street at this time.
Little rubber bumpers were added on the over-riders for the same reason as the front crash bar. Positive ID on the plate here. Looks like maybe the Placerville area. I feel like I’ve seen this car around. Hmmm.
Jeffrey reports the only trouble it gave during his ownership were a bumper that came loose due to missing lock-washers, a burst oil pressure send line (seen that happen -not pretty) and the battery being installed backward upon purchase making the gas gauge not work.
Alright y’all, keep these period pictures coming -my new favorite part of keeping this blog.