Vehicle Data sheet: No. 044

VIN: AS*5001643*904B

Tipo: 904B or 904B2

 
       
  Manufacturing date:  17-April-1978 Manufacturing location: Pomigliano d'Arco Italy  
  Alfa Romeo sales date: 18-Oct-1978 Sold to: Unknown  
  First registration date: 18-Oct-1978 First registration where: Italy  
  Vehicle status: Running for sale (status Aug.'18) Country currently residing: USA  
  Original body colour: Bruno Cilento Current body colour: See original  
  Original interior colour: Tan (brown) Current interior colour: See original  
  Original upholstery colour: Tan (brown) Current upholstery colour: Hand made according original spec. from Alfa Montreal type black/orange cloth  
  Original upholstery type: Unknown Current upholstery type: Hand made according original spec. from Alfa Montreal type black/orange cloth  
  Original engine: Unknown single carb. Current engine: 1.712 cc Alfa 33  
     
  Vehicle history: This car features very peculiar separation frames for the rear side windows. Whether this is an original feature is unknown. The car was initially registered in Arese Italy. The owner was an electrician who used the car for his work for about 20 years. After this active period the first owner stored the car before selling it to a person from California in the USA on the 29th of December 2003. From that period the second owner ordered an extensive restoration in Germany. The restoration took 8 years. The body work was apparently surprisingly healthy. The front fenders were replaced by new ones and the rear wheel arches and a small section near the rear bumper required welding activities, for the rest it was a solid vehile. The car was stripped to the bare metal and then repainted in the original colour Bruno Cilento. The seats and the rest of the interior was refurbished in a Alfa Montreal like black/orange cloth. A 3rd series Sud grille was applied and the engine was replaced with a 1712 hydraulic valve engine from a 1994 Alfa 33. After the restoration in Germany was completed at the beginning of 2011 the car was exported to its second owner in the USA. The Alfasud was never sold in the USA and seeing any Alfasud in the USA is an absolute rarity. This Giardinetta adds to that rarity in an even more extreme way.

In April 2014 the second owner put up the car for sale on the American section of the auction website E-Bay. After many bids the car was sold to its 3rd and current owner. The car remains in California in the USA. The current owner replaced the third series Alfasud grille with the appropriate Alfasud L grille as a first activity. A big amount of effort was put into bringing the car into technical top condition. Even the interior was remade by hand into as close as can be original condition.

August 2018 the car has been put up for sale. Should you have an interest in this technically and optically almost perfect car you can approach the Giardinetta register and you will be put into contact with the seller.

 

 
 

Vehicle before restoration somewhere in Germany.

 

Vehicle during restoration process in Germany.

 

 
 

Vehicle during restoration process in Germany.

 

Vehicle during restoration process in Germany.

 

 
 

Vehicle during restoration process in Germany.

 

Restoration finished. The very peculiar rear window separators put back.

 
 

April 2014 E-Bay USA auction for vehicle after its first bid, many bids would follow.

 

 
 

Third owner put origginal Alfasud L grille in place in April 2014 as first action.

 
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