Quickly, name one common trait shared by all Italian cars from the 1950s and 1960s. If you said beautiful styling then you’d have been correct, but you’d also be on the money if you mentioned rust, rot or ferrous oxide of any kind. Not to put too fine a point on it, Italian cars from this era rusted and rusted with gusto, this 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta included.
Long term followers of Retropower will know that we’ve actually already completed a restoration on one of these cars, a 1959 car, though this one looks to be an even more ambitious undertaking thanks to the condition of the bodyshell. Parts supply for Alfas of this vintage is notoriously patchy, which means that we’re going to have to restore and retain as many panels and components as possible – no mean feat when you consider the condition they’re currently in.
It’s a project that we’ve only recently begun, and with a huge amount of work required to get it looking as Alfa Romeo intended, it’s also one that’s well worth following closely.