This is the car that I bought.   The car was originally listed on E-Bay but did not get the required reserve.   After the auction I had several discussions with the broker that was selling the car and the owner who is a well know Mechanic in Los Angeles.   He specializes in Italian cars - Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo and Fiat.


After a protracted negotiation and discussion about the total scope of the project I decided to purchase the car.   An agreement was drafted to define the work so there would be no misunderstandings.  This is what it looked like at the time of purchase.
















After going over the car with the proverbial fine tooth comb I was thrilled to discover that the only rust was under the drivers side at the pedal foot well and the rear of the seat.   The previous owner had welded plates on the top of the steel without treating the bottom.


This is what was visible.





The very first stop was obviously the body shop!!!




74 Alfa Romeo GTV; Introduction; What I Bought; Bodyshop; Mechanical