You know the scene in a spy movie when the guy has a stethoscope on the safe door next to the number dial and the final number clicks into place? The safe opens, everyone breathes a collective sigh of relief, the required thing was inside, and the plot moves on. Something like that happened to me this weekend. Andrew had this Spider on eBay and I went for a casual look – not expecting anything dramatic to happen – like me actually buying, but here I am today getting a Spider towed to the shop of a buddy who does body repair (rust and collision damage) on old cars – especially Giulietta Spiders. The plot has moved on – the cast of characters has increased – I have proven myself acquisitionally undisciplined. Woot – I have a SWB 750 Spider!
How you find them sometimes – totally as parked. No one has monkeyed with it. Needs everything, but doesn’t need it all at once. I can deal with that. Needs a nose job, but it’s going in for that today.
Usual critique – good shut lines – handsome enough as is.
Note rockers – I’ll probably just wash it and cruise.
Good rocker here too!
Yes, trunk lower edge rust, can’t win them all, and it helped me afford the car. Anyone have a tail light trim ring for me? Not quite straight is fine.
Lots of original here = lots to change or sympathetically clean up.
Under battery rust needs attention. but not too bad.
How often do you find a 750 engine at this level of complete and unapartness? Does need major crank work… Anyone have an aluminum fan for me?
Rockers will eventually need replacement – might just have it done right out of the gate to ensure it ever gets done.
Stuff. Good looking radiator. I sold Andrew that rubber boot that goes around the shifter…
Game plan? Do the nose and rust repairs, and mechanically do as little as possible to make it roadworthy. Take it from there.