While on my usual morning stroll through the information super highway (I only ever go a few exits myself) I came across a reference to Bart Holland in the Netherlands on the Alfa BB. The reference mentioned ‘a lot of pictures of a Sprint 750B restoration’. I would soon learn this is an understatement. From their home page you can link to the restoration of this car.
The pictures below are of the car before restoration. I am going to assume that this is a case of the car looking better in pictures than it is, and that the owner wanted a perfect Sprint, or maybe this car was restored with such careful documentation to demonstrate their skills. Either way it is amazing. Go to the website only if you have some time to kill. Their skill at dealing with imperfect parts and making them better than new in a lot of cases is evident and well documented.
This picture is a copyright Bart holland. I don’t think they’ll mind my using it since I’m giving them free advertising. Looks like the ususal ‘restored’ Sprint found on eBay. Wait until you see what this car goes through!
I’m not much of a restoration advocate, but it’s nice to know some of these cars are being brought to a standard that means they will be well cared for and out live us all.
On their website is this sage advise:
“1. A restoration always costs more than you think
2. A restoration always takes longer than you expect
3. You never get back what you invest
4. If you don’t do it properly, you lose everything you invest
5. Only do a restoration when you want to keeop a car “for the rest of your life””
I have not seen so straight forward an approach to running this sort of business. Bravo Bart Holland.
In addition to the Sprint I am pointing out here they have a number of neat cars such as a Glas 1600GT, an Alfa 2600 Spider and many others which have undergone similar treatment.